Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP, San Francisco, USA
Why you should listen
A seasoned lawyer with 25 years of experience under her belt, Karen Silverman has represented the world’s top companies, including the US Department of Justice and the SEC. Her experience in private practice and government guides her work when advising companies during high-stakes corporate moves.
Karen has served in a variety of leadership roles. Her most recent, as Managing Partner of the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, LLP, the second largest law firm in the world.
Karen leads Latham’s partnership with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its work on a Board Toolkit for Artificial Intelligence, and related thought leadership projects. She currently sits on Latham & Watkins’ Finance Committee and co-chairs the IT industry group.
Over the past two years, she has obtained clearances for deals valued at over $40 billion. She is involved in early stages of deal planning, creating practical solutions for getting transactions done in complex and fast-moving environments, including in markets impacted by profound new technologies, such as algorithmic pricing, AI, AR/VR and autonomous agents.
She works regularly with a broad array of business advisors, bankers, economists and industry experts.
Meet Karen at Worldwebforum 2020 where she is an Artificial Intelligence Track Speaker.
About Latham & Watkins, LLP
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,700 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The firm has internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas.
Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.
Karen is an executive and senior partner with over 25 years of experience in top law firms, the Dept. of Justice, and the SEC. She has served in a variety of leadership roles, most recently completing a five-year term as the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, LLP, the second largest law firm in the world.
Her clients include companies among the Fortune 50 as well as maturing and emerging companies in technology, health care, retail, consumer goods, and manufacturing. Karen leads Latham’s partnership with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its work on a Board Toolkit for Artificial Intelligence, and related thought leadership projects.