Karen Woody is an associate professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law, where she teaches business law courses. Her scholarship focuses on securities law, financial regulation, insider trading, and white collar crime. She has published her work in a number of print and online journals, including the Stanford Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Fordham Law Review, and the Journal of Corporation Law, among others. Her work on corporate disclosures related to conflict minerals is widely cited, and she testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee regarding federal conflict minerals regulation.
Professor Woody previously taught in the Business Law and Ethics department at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Prior to entering academia, she practiced law for ten years in Washington, D.C. at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In her practice, she advised corporate and individual clients on issues related to white collar crime and compliance issues, with a particular focus on international corruption, securities and accounting fraud, and internal corporate investigations.