Karma represents clients on environmental and administrative law issues, with an emphasis on litigation and regulatory compliance with the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and on CERCLA and hazardous waste cases throughout the country. Representative clients include water agencies, oil and natural gas pipeline companies, trade associations, solid waste companies, and developers. Karma has extensive experience drafting comments on administrative rulemakings, advising clients on policy and regulatory clarifications, negotiating complex settlements, and with federal and state litigation.
Karma has undertaken significant pro bono work representing detainees at Guantánamo Bay in habeas corpus proceedings and numerous asylum applicants before the Department of Homeland Security. She is also a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and Charitable Giving Committee and has received the firm’s E. Randolph Williams Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.
Karma was an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School from 2007 to 2009. Before joining the firm, she participated in the Solicitor’s Honors Program at the US Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor and was a law clerk to the Honorable Francis M. Allegra of the US Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC.