Thursday, January 16, 2014

Maria Karos ’86 leads law firm Women's Forum

An international law firm has appointed an alumna to lead a program designed to help welcome more women to the firm and to the legal profession.

Maria Karos ’86
Sedgwick LLP named Maria “Kiki” Karos ’86, a partner in the firm’s Dallas, Texas, office as the chair of the Sedgwick Women’s Forum. She previously served as the Dallas office representative to the Women’s Forum. She will lead the forum along with Laura Markovich, a partner from the firm’s New York office.

“I am confident that our new Women’s Forum leaders will continue to raise the bar through their dedication to the cause and demonstrated ability to effect change within the firm,” said Sedgwick Chair Michael Tanenbaum.

Karos, who majored in economics at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, focuses her practice on high-stakes catastrophic injury cases and complex business litigation matters.

“The Sedgwick Women’s Forum was designed to revolutionize the way gender is addressed in the firm, and potentially within the legal industry,” said a news release from Sedgwick LLP.