Emma Karabell

Senior Attorney
About

Emma Karabell is involved in a variety of matters for the firm's global litigation group, focusing on product liability and commercial litigation, regulatory and code compliance and internal investigations.

She represents international clients including insurance companies and manufacturers and distributors of medical devices, automotive and consumer products.

A significant amount of Emma's practice is focused on litigation preparedness, particularly with respect to corporate compliance issues, process management, records and information management (RIM), privacy and e-discovery. She has developed policies, procedures and schedules for the implementation, management and auditing of national and international document management programs, e-discovery strategic plans, payment card industry data security standard compliance and various ISO standards. She has also provided counseling to clients on issues involving risk management, product warning and warranty development.

Bar admissionsNew JerseyPennsylvania
CourtsSupreme Court of PennsylvaniaSupreme Court of New Jersey

EXPERIENCE

Representative Matters

  • Served as project lead for the development of records management policies, procedures, guidelines and implementation plan for a major health care insurance provider
  • Developed information governance program for a private military company that provides security services to private and government entities and provided information management training to teams located domestically and overseas
  • Prepared records retention schedule and records management protocols for national management company of nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Served as outside auditor and compliance consultant to a major automotive component parts manufacturer in order to institute compliance and quality assurance in litigation crisis, litigation response and records management programs
  • Developed company-wide records management programs for a major consumer product company, including preparation of policies, procedures, guidelines and training modules concerning records security, retention and disposal
  • Developed a company-wide records management program, including preparation of policies, procedures, guidelines and training modules concerning records security, retention and disposal for a major insurance company
  • Developed and managed implementation of company-wide discovery and litigation hold policies and procedures for a major automotive component parts manufacturer
  • Representation of a multinational automotive component parts manufacturer, with its principal place of business in the Republic of France, in product liability matters
  • Representation of a multinational outdoor power equipment company, with its principal place of business in the Kingdom of Sweden, in product liability matters
  • Defended to verdict and through appeal a number of product liability matters
  • Serving as national discovery and regional trial counsel in defense of product liability claims involving a manufacturer of products in the automobile industry in cases
  • Serving as national counsel for a medical device manufacturer in defense of product liability claims consolidated in the federal court, multi-district litigation
  • Advising an international manufacturer of consumer home appliances on product warning and warranty development
Education
  • J.D., Widener University School of Law 1995
  • B.A., American University 1990

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Institute
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • ARMA, International

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