Karina Smith represents clients in a diverse range of complex commercial litigation, including patent and trade secret disputes, contract and unfair business practices disputes, and employment discrimination disputes. Ms. Smith has experience in state and federal court, including oral advocacy experience at both the trial and appellate levels, and has experience defending clients in class action cases. She has assisted clients in settling disputes prior to litigation, in litigation, in arbitration, and at mediation. Ms. Smith approaches clients' issues with creativity and pragmatism to work toward solutions best-suited to clients' interests and needs.
Ms. Smith has represented clients from a broad range of fields, including big data, banking, telecommunications, search engine optimization, waste disposal, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Ms. Smith serves in leadership roles on the Employment Committee and the Pro Bono Committee for the Palo Alto office. She was a founding member of the office's Pro Bono Committee and has been instrumental in the office's pro bono engagement.
During her time at UC Berkeley School of Law, Ms. Smith served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Lucy H. Koh in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.