Karen A. Andersen

Karen A. Andersen

Chief Lateral Partner Recruitment Officer

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4310    Fax: 215.981.4750


Karen A. Andersen is the chief lateral partner recruitment officer of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Andersen is responsible for leading the firm’s lateral partner and of counsel recruitment and integration efforts across all practices and geographies.

Prior to Pepper, Ms. Andersen spent nine years as the chief lateral recruiting officer at an AmLaw 50 law firm, where she oversaw all aspects of the sourcing, recruitment and hiring of lateral partners and of counsel/senior counsel. From 2003 to 2008, she was the managing partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Seattle office. Prior to 2003, Ms. Andersen practiced corporate finance and securities law for 15 years as an associate, law firm partner and general counsel of an investment advisory firm. 


  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1997
  • M.B.A., University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, 1997
  • B.A., Political Science, University of the Pacific, 1983

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