Karen L. Corman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Karen L. Corman

Karen L. Corman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Biography

Karen Corman’s diverse practice covers a broad range of labor and employment matters. Ms. Corman’s litigation experience includes defending employers in both federal and state court in individual and class action wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, as well as in arbitration and mediation, including:

* class actions brought in state court on behalf of employees claiming to have been misclassified as exempt and on behalf of exempt and nonexempt employees claiming unpaid overtime and vacation wages and meal and rest break violations;
* a putative class action charging that an employer’s recognition of economic losses under its net profit-based bonus plan resulted in illegal deductions from employee pay;
* a class action by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging a popular local hotel with racially discriminatory recruitment and hiring practices; and
* obtaining summary adjudication of a former employee’s key claims against an entertainment industry trade association in a retaliatory discharge suit implicating high-profile movie industry figures.

Ms. Corman has represented clients before federal and state agencies, including the EEOC, state human rights agencies, the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor, including:

* successfully settling a threatened race and sex harassment “affected class” action by the EEOC against a national restaurant employer;
* representing restaurant and retail employers in wage and hour compliance audits by state and federal departments of labor; and
* establishing the classification of workers as independent contractors before the IRS and various state employment tax agencies.

An important focus of Ms. Corman’s practice is prevention through counseling, compliance audits and training. Ms. Corman is a content adviser to an international business ethics, compliance and training organization and regularly consults with clients in training management regarding hiring practices, sexual harassment laws and other employment laws. In addition, she assists employers with developing workplace policies and procedures.

Ms. Corman regularly advises employers regarding employment contracts, arbitration agreements and restrictive covenants designed to prevent theft of trade secrets and protect their customer base, and assists in conducting workplace internal investigations and planning and implementing reductions in force. She has extensive experience in the employment aspects of business transactions, including conducting due diligence, drafting and negotiating employment, consulting and severance agreements, and structuring transitional services agreements.

Ms. Corman has volunteered her time in a Los Angeles Superior Court pilot program titled Civil Referee Assisted Settlement Hearing (CRASH). The program uses volunteer lawyers to help resolve employment-related lawsuits through negotiation instead of in a courtroom.

Ms. Corman has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2016 and has been listed among the "Top Labor & Employment Attorneys" in California by the Daily Journal. Ms. Corman was a member of the deal team recognized by the Daily Journal with a 2016 "California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year" award for innovative work on behalf of Broadcom Corporation in its acquisition by Avago Technologies.

Presentations

Co-Presenter, “Getting Your Settlement Approved,” JAMS, September 24, 2014

Panelist, “California Family Rights Act (CFRA),” National Employment Law Institute, July 16, 2014

Panelist, “Developments and Trends in E-Data: What to Look for When Employees Leave,” Association of Corporate Counsel, June 1, 2012

Panelist, American Conference Institute’s 14th Annual National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions, January 30-31, 2012

Panelist, “Worker Classification Seminar,” Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, May 10, 2011

Panelist, “Staying Ahead of the Risk Curve in 2010: Tips from Top Attorneys,” sponsored by SAI Global, February 4, 2010

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP provides legal advisory services. The company's practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate finance, insurance, tax, labor and employment, political law, private equity, corporate, antitrust, white collar crime, international, regulatory, and legislation. Its customers include corporate, industrial, and financial sectors. The company was founded by Marshall Skadden, John Slate and Les Arps in April 1948 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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2006

Sesame Workshop develops educational content for television, radio, and magazines. The company produces the Emmy Award-winning children's show Sesame Street. It was founded in 1968 by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd N. Morrisett and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

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2003

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2006
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2003
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HP, Inc. purchases Voltage Security, Inc. from Trident Capital, Inc., Hummer Winblad Operating Co. LLC, Menlo Ventures Management LP, Cipio Partners GmbH, Icon Ventures LLC, Morgenthaler Management Corp.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. purchase Samsung Pay, Inc. from Walnut Venture Associates, DVK LLC

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Clean Harbors, Inc. purchases Safety-Kleen, Inc. from JPMorgan Chase & Co., Contrarian Capital Management LLC, Highland Capital Management LP, Black Diamond Capital Management LLC

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Admitted to the California Bar
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