Karen Peterson

Law Clerk


Karen helps public and private company clients achieve their business goals in corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets activities, and corporate governance.
Prior to law school, Karen worked as a financial analyst in the financial services industry. As an associate in Dorsey’s Corporate group, Karen leverages her accounting background and experience as a certified public accountant to consider both the financial and legal implications of a corporate transaction.

Education & Admissions

Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D., 2021),

  • summa cum laude
  • Dean’s List 2018-2021
  • Mitchell Hamline Law Review Contributing Editor
  • Recipient of Seven CALI “Excellence of the Future” Awards

University of Minnesota (B.S., Accounting, 2014)


  • Not admitted in Minnesota.