Karina Smith represents clients in a diverse range of complex commercial litigation, including patent and trade secret disputes, contract and unfair business practices disputes, employment discrimination disputes, and class actions. Ms. Smith's experience in federal and state court includes taking and defending depositions, oral advocacy at the trial and appellate levels, and overseeing and briefing case-dispositive motions. She has also assisted clients with disputes prior to litigation, during 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, wireless broadband, construction, waste disposal, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Ms. Smith serves in leadership roles on the Pro Bono Committee and the Global Women's Forum 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.