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Karen A. Ross

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Counsel
T202.973.4269
F202.973.4499
Karen Ross maintains a transactional practice representing clients in the financial services and technology industries. She counsels clients on a range of transactional issues related to payment products and systems, with an emphasis on emerging payment systems. Ms. Ross has extensive experience drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements, including agreements for mobile wallet technologies, private label and co-branded credit cards, sale of card portfolios and associated receivables, and complex collaboration and services agreements for financial institutions. In addition, Ms. Ross has counseled clients in the broadcast industry on a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters, including programming and the acquisition and sale of broadcast properties.

Practice Highlights
  • Mobile Commerce: Agreements in connection with development and marketing of NFC and cloud-based mobile wallet payment products, including cross-border and complex multi-party transactions
  • Program Agreements: Agreements with issuers and high-profile retailers of clothing and household goods for private label and co-brand credit products
  • Loyalty Rewards: Agreements between issuers and retailers and airline companies related to outsourcing or servicing reward benefits.
  • M&A: Agreements for the purchase and sale of portfolio assets and receivables, and the sale of hundreds of broadcast properties to and from major broadcast companies

Professional & Community Activities

  • Pro Bono Referral Attorney, Children’s Law Center
  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington, D.C. Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2014
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