Kara regularly handles a variety of criminal and civil matters on behalf of Fortune 500 entities, corporate executives, and foreign defendants, among others. Her matters have involved representing clients involved in online gaming and sports wagering, the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector, the food and beverage sector, the health care sector, the financial sector, and the alternative energy sector. Kara represents clients at every stage of regulatory investigations and federal criminal enforcement actions and has helped them to navigate allegations of securities fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, antitrust offenses, environmental offenses, and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act violations, among others. Kara also assists companies with internal investigations and with implementing proactive compliance programs to mitigate their risks of downstream exposure.
Kara has significant experience briefing trial and appellate matters before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, federal district courts, and the Illinois Appellate Court. She is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Illinois, California, and D.C. Bars, and she is admitted to practice in the Seventh Circuit and the Northern District of Illinois, and the District of Columbia.