Karen Van Essen

Arent Fox

My Contact Information

Arent Fox
Los Angeles, CA
Phone 1: 213.629.7400


Los Angeles


Karen has advised clients under investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office, the United States Department of Justice, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and the California Attorney General’s Office, and has worked with foreign counterparts on cross-border government investigations. She also has counseled international companies on their compliance programs and anti-corruption polices and procedures.  Karen has litigation experience in state and federal courts and international arbitration proceedings, and she has represented clients in appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuit. She has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including defense, petroleum, construction, and healthcare.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Government Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Crime