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Karen K. Phillips

Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc.
Loss Prevention Counsel
Chicago, IL, USA


Karen K. Phillips is a Loss Prevention Counsel with Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS), a mutual insurance company providing lawyers’ professional liability insurance to more than 200 large law firms located throughout the United States.  Karen’s duties include writing, speaking, and counseling on topics related to professional responsibility and lawyer liability.

Before joining ALAS in 1996, Karen was an associate and then partner with a major Chicago law firm, specializing in commercial litigation.  Her experience includes jury and non-jury trial and appellate work in state and federal courts in Illinois and numerous other jurisdictions.  Karen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where she majored in economics.  She received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an editor of the Law & Policy in International Business law journal. 
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