Kara is an experienced litigator who has tried over a dozen cases and argued before appellate courts. She works closely with clients to develop and execute a winning strategy.  

As a former Hennepin County prosecutor focused on financial fraud, Kara’s experience allows clients a window into government investigations and trial strategy. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Kara also worked as an attorney within the child protection system. Because of her experience, Kara is uniquely able to support clients dealing with a variety of government enforcement concerns.

Her cases range from complex business litigation to criminal defense. Kara truly delights in the success of her clients, aiming to always litigate with passion, creativity and levity, when appropriate.



  • Kara has true in-court experience, including over a dozen bench trials.
  • She has briefed and argued administrative and traditional appeals, each resulting in a successful outcome for her client.
  • Kara has also succeeded in bringing numerous cases to resolution, saving the government and defendant significant time and resources.



  • Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude
  • Tufts University, B.A., 2014, cum laude
  • School for International Training, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Semester Program, 2013


  • Minnesota, 2018


  • Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2018-2019


  • Order of the Coif, 2018
  • Wiley Rutledge Outstanding Brief and Oral Advocate Award, 2017

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Washington University Law Review, Editor-In-Chief, 2017-2018
  • Appellate Law Clinic, Student Attorney, 2017
  • American Constitution Society, Co-President, 2016-2017


  • Fourth Generation, Fundraising Co-Chair, 2020-2022

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