Karen Joo is an associate in the Litigation Department.

Ms. Joo joined Debevoise in 2023. She received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School in 2023, where she was an articles editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and a legal extern at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Joo received a B.Eng. with distinction from McGill University in 2018.

Ms. Joo is the author of “Missing Doctrines in Fifth Circuit Caselaw: Injury and Causation in Environmental Litigators’ Standing,” 25 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 1502 (2023), and a co-author of “Risk of AI Abuse by Corporate Insiders Presents Challenges for Compliance Departments,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (March, 2024); and “Real-Time Deepfakes May Necessitate Enhancements to Wire Transfer BEC Policies,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (January, 2024).

Ms. Joo is a member of the New York bar. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.



  • McGill University, 2018, B. Eng.
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2023, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • New York