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Karen Deschaine

Karen E. Deschaine is a partner in the Cooley's Business department and is resident in the San Diego office. Ms. Deschaine's practice encompasses a wide range of business and corporate matters, including general representation of public and private companies, private financings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Deschaine received a JD with a specialization in Business Law from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the Editor in Chief of the UCLA Women's Law Journal. She has a MBA from Auburn University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the United States Military Academy, in West Point, New York. Prior to law school, Ms. Deschaine served as a captain in the United States Army and commanded two companies. Ms. Deschaine was one of the founders of Ms. JD, a nonprofit aimed at promoting the success of women in the legal profession. Ms. Deschaine is a member of the board of directors of Athena San Diego, an organization for executive women in the San Diego life sciences, healthcare, defense, engineering, and related business communities. She is also a member of the board of trustees of La Jolla Country Day School. In 2009, Ms. Deschaine received a Pinnacle Award from Athena San Diego and was also named as one of San Diego Daily Transcript's Young Attorneys, a recognition given to San Diego County's best young lawyers. In 2011, Ms. Deschaine was named as one of San Diego's top "40 Under 40" by SD Metro magazine and was awarded the San Diego Business Journal's "Women Who Mean Business." She has also been named by SD Metro magazine as one of 2014's "Women Who Impact San Diego."

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Tuesday, June 14

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