Karin A. DeMasi is a partner in Cravath's Litigation Department.
Her practice focuses on complex litigation, including class actions, in Federal and state courts, primarily in the areas of securities, derivative, ERISA, antitrust and general commercial disputes. Ms. DeMasi also represents companies, boards of directors and individuals in connection with SEC and other government inquiries, and shareholder demands.
Although many of her cases have been successfully resolved for her clients on pre-trial motions, Ms. DeMasi's experience also includes several bench and jury trials, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Ms. DeMasi has represented a wide range of clients, including Merck & Co., Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., McKinsey & Co., Inc., Tyco International Ltd., Credit Suisse, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., IBM, Xerox Corp., Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.
Ms. DeMasi is also the author of several articles, and has spoken on several panels relating to securities and class action litigation.
Ms. DeMasi also devotes a significant portion of her practice to pro bono service. In addition to her active pro bono litigation, Ms. DeMasi is one of the lead partners for Cravath's relationship with Montefiore Children's Hospital and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, through which the Firm represents children who need legal services related to their medical care. She is also on the Board of Appleseed, a public interest network devoted to promoting social and economic justice.
Ms. DeMasi was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Burlington, Vermont. She received a B.S. from Northwestern University in 1993, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, where she was Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. After a clerkship with Hon. D. Brock Hornby of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, she joined Cravath in 1997 and became a partner in 2005.
Ms. DeMasi may be reached by phone at 212-474-1059 or by email at email@example.com.