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Karen DeSoto has served as a public defender, prosecutor, attorney in private practice, and was the first woman, first Hispanic, and youngest person to ever serve as Corporate Counsel for the city of Jersey City, NJ.

Karen DeSoto has served as a public defender, prosecutor, attorney in private practice, and was the first woman, first Hispanic, and youngest person to ever serve as Corporate Counsel for the city of Jersey City, NJ.

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Karen DeSoto

  1. 1. Karen DeSoto Professor (New Jersey City University) Attorney Center for Legal Justice On-Air Legal Analyst NBC News, The TODAY Show, MSNBC www.karendesoto.com
  2. 2. About Karen DeSoto  A resident of New Jersey, Karen DeSoto received her Juris Doctorate in Law from Temple University.  She has served as a public defender, prosecutor, attorney in private practice, and was the first woman, first Hispanic, and youngest person to ever serve as Corporate Counsel for the city of Jersey City, NJ.  She is an on-air legal analyst / commentator for NBC News, and appears on several NBC shows on MSNBC, the Today Show, and appeared on CNN, ABC News and others.  She is a professor at New Jersey City University, having previously been an assistant professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. www.karendesoto.com
  3. 3. Activist, Humanitarian, Philanthropist,  Karen remains active in her community, working with students, doing speaking engagements, and working with organizations like the Cunningham Foundation, which provides scholarships to area students. She has served as a Board member for many other organizations as well  She serves as Co-Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution at NJCU business school. www.karendesoto.com
  4. 4. Awards & Honors  Named ‘Attorney of the Year’ at the 50th Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade committee (Jersey City, New Jersey).  Selected “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Bayonne Youth Center.  Named to the coveted list of “People on The Move” in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.  Named to The Hudson Reporter list of Most Influential People of Hudson County. www.karendesoto.com Karen DeSoto has been honored for her many humanitarian and civic contributions:
  5. 5. www.karendesoto.com

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