Ms Karen Butcher > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
United States

Work Department

Latin America Team; Intellectual Property; Litigation


Recognized for her intellectual property (IP) work, Karen A. Butcher advises clients on maximizing the value of their IP and protecting their intellectual assets. She focuses on brands, creative works, technology, and related IP. Karen handles transactions and helps clients to structure the ownership and licensing of IP within their corporate group and to resolve complex disputes when they arise. A practice leader in the firm’s intellectual property practice, Karen brings an international perspective to strategic business issues and regularly speaks and writes about IP.


Member, Board of Directors, International Trademark Association (2009–2012); Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals


University of Virginia; University of Virginia School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP attracts praise for its ‘pragmatic advice‘ and ‘hands-on approach‘. The trademark team has a strong presence on both US coasts. In the Washington DC office, Karen Butcher heads the practice and focuses on transactional work, and Anita Polott advises on global trademark strategies in addition to maintaining an active transactions practice. Also on the East Coat, Rachelle Dubow in Boston has experience of clearance, registration and enforcement issues. Looking west, Rochelle Alpert in San Francisco stands out for her trademark portfolio management work, particularly in the areas of Internet and social media.