Britney N. Karim is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice area includes civil and commercial litigation in premises liability, products liability, insurance defense, and personal injury.
Ms. Karim earned her Juris Doctor with Honors and Certificate in Intellectual Property & Technology Law in 2018 from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was Vice-President of the Women’s Law Association, Co-President of the Intellectual Property & Cyber Law Association, Editor at the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, and Chair of the Career & Professional Development Committee. She was also a founding Chair of the Law Student Committee at the Bar Association of San Francisco and served as the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Student Representative.
While attending law school, Ms. Karim was a Research Fellow at the Thomas J. McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property Law, where her work focused on trademarks, consumer behavior, and branding. Her independent research and legal thesis, “The Right to Create Art in a World Owned by Others: Protecting Street Art & Graffiti Under Intellectual Property Law” was published in the University of San Francisco Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. She also worked as a Law Clerk at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art General Counsel’s Office. During her spare time, she volunteered as a Legal Intern at Bay Area non-profit art gallery & studio for adults with developmental disabilities, Creativity Explored.
Ms. Karim received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, where she achieved Cum Laude Honors in English.
Ms. Karim is on the Advisory Board of ArtPoint, serving the De Young and Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. A Bay Area native, she is an avid fan of the Golden State Warriors and Cal Golden Bears. Her hobbies include art, cooking, equestrian sports, and travel. Ms. Karim speaks Assyrian or Neo-Aramaic, and French.
- Intellectual Property & Technology Certificate, University of San Francisco Law
- Arthur C. Zief, Jr. Scholarship Recipient, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2017-2018
- “The Right to Create Art in a World Owned by Others: Protecting Street Art & Graffiti Under Intellectual Property Law” University of San Francisco Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, 2019