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Karen Thompson


Karen Thompson is a staff attorney at the Innocence Project and litigates post-conviction DNA cases throughout the country. She also supervises students through the Innocence Project clinic at Cardozo Law School. As an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Ms. Thompson litigated a wide range of pro bono cases in addition to an international arbitration practice. Prior to joining the Innocence Project in July 2012, she served as the Director of Scholarship Programs at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund ("LDF"). Ms. Thompson graduated from Carleton College in 1993 and from Northwestern University School of Law in 2003. She also holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University.