Karen Deschaine

Partner

I wake up each morning excited to help our clients grow their businesses.

+1 858 550 6088
kdeschaine@cooley.com

Karen Deschaine's practice encompasses a wide range of business and corporate matters, including private financings, public offerings, corporate governance, commercial transactions, strategic transactions, securities matters and the general representation of public and private companies. She represents primarily biotechnology and technology companies and investors in those industries. She is a sought-after speaker on topics of interest to founders, start-up companies and companies seeking investment including presenting for organizations and events such as GeekGirl, EvoNexus, VETCON, and mystartupXX, and frequently teaches the San Diego office's "CooleyU" sessions.

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Passions

    Snowboarding

    Travel

    Cooking

    Spending time with family and friends

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
    JD, Business Law
    2007

  • Auburn University
    MBA, 2001

  • United States Military Academy
    BS, Economics
    1997


Admissions & Credentials

California

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • State Bar of California

  • Lawyers Club of San Diego

Rankings & Accolades

    Athena San Diego: Pinnacle Award (2009)

    San Diego Daily Transcript: Young Attorneys (2009)

    SD Metro magazine: "40 Under 40" (2011)

    San Diego Business Journal: "Women Who Mean Business" (2011)

    SD Metro magazine: "Women Who Impact San Diego" (2014)

Contact

+1 858 550 6088 office
+1 858 550 6420 fax
kdeschaine@cooley.com

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909