Greenberg Traurig Adds Former City Attorney to Austin Office

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has announced the hire of Karen M. Kennard as a shareholder in the Government Law & Policy Group in Austin.

Kennard focuses her practice on government law, policy, and regulatory matters with an emphasis on municipal local government issues. Her experience spans more than two decades and includes positions as City Attorney for a large city and General Counsel for the largest municipal league in the country.

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Prior to joining the firm, Kennard served as City Attorney for the City of Austin, Texas, where she was instrumental in leading several high-profile initiatives, including four large municipal bond elections, the transition from at-large council district election system to single member district elections, settlement of two U.S. Department of Justice pattern and practice investigations, negotiation and drafting of major Chapter 380 economic development agreements, and the sale and transfer of large tracts of publicly owned property for redevelopment purposes.

Kennard received her J.D. from the Texas Tech University School of Law and her B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

 


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