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Reisterstown, Maryland, United States
May 08, 2019

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Karen McGullam

Reisterstown, MD *****



Maryland, Active, 2014 to Present


Karen McGullam, Self-Employed Contract Attorney, 2015 to Present

Contract Attorney at Special Counsel, Baltimore, MD, June 2015 to Present

Coding documents under tight deadlines for privilege, responsiveness, and content, using Relativity, OmniX, Catalyst, and other document review systems. Legal areas of document reviews include Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Real Estate Foreclosure, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals, Employment Law, Construction Law, Contract Disputes, and SEC investigations.

Litigation Contract Attorney at DLA Piper, Mt. Washington, MD, July 2016 to February 2017

Worked on an SEC investigation with the litigation team. Coded documents for privilege, responsiveness, and content, under a tight deadline, using Relativity document review system. Synthesized spreadsheet and Relativity database to analyze results obtained from document review.

Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, MD

IP Paralegal, Intellectual Property Department, January 2013 to February 2014

Supported engineer-inventors taking their inventions through the patenting process for aerospace Department of Defense contractor. Provided paralegal support to the Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property. Worked with NDAs and other contracts.

Staff Assistant, Legal Department, October 2012 to December 2012

Managed Textron Systems’ patent and trademark portfolio. Interfaced with inventors, outside counsel, and the USPTO on Office Actions, invention disclosure meetings, and USPTO Examiner-interviews with inventors.

Skeen, Goldman, LLP, Baltimore, MD

Legal Assistant, May 2012 to June 2012

Transcribed complaints, interrogatories, letters, and memos for plaintiff-side asbestos litigation firm. Performed general office duties, client contact, case management.

Sparrows Point Action, Sparrows Point, MD

Legal Assistant, October 2006 to June 2012

Worked with legal and scientific team to gather and evaluate scientific evidence for filing of Class Action Complaint against steel plant.

Wrote environmental section of Complaint and Request for Temporary Restraining Order from Baltimore County Circuit Court to prevent Chesapeake Bay dredging. TRO was granted.

Wrote petition to request Contested Case Hearing from Office of Administrative Hearings, Baltimore County, to pull back Permit for rotary kiln facility. Consequently, Permit was withdrawn by Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Division.

Spoke at neighborhood town hall meetings and met with Federal EPA on behalf of residents, concerning non-implementation of a 1997 Consent Decree.

University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Student Research Assistant, June 2005 to November 2005

Edited and performed legal research for 2006 Edition of the Maryland Evidence Courtroom Manual.

Asper Fellow for Friends of the Earth, Washington, DC, January 2005 to May 2005

Performed legal research and analysis for nonprofit public interest group on a variety of environmental topics, including GMOs and international trade agreements.

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Oxford University Press, Cary, NC

Science and Technology Free-lance Editor, June 1996 to January 2007

Edited environmental, chemical, and engineering professional books and textbooks.

Instrument Society of America (ISA), Research Triangle Park, NC

Lead Technical Editor and Webmaster, May 1997 to August 1999

Edited standards, guidelines, and recommended practices for process-control industry, designed website implementing management objectives, and acted as liaison for international standards associations: American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), New York, NY

Supervising Technical Editor, November 1986 to August 1996

Edited international codes and safety, design, and performance standards for nuclear, safety, and other industries within publishing arm of engineering society.

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

Adjunct Instructor of English and Writing, September 1980 to May 1981

Taught self-designed, and very popular, Freshman English writing course.

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Instructor of English and Writing, September 1977 to May 1980

Taught self-designed, and very popular, Freshman English writing course.


Helsinki Chemicals Forum, Helsinki, Finland

Attendee at international conference of scientists, chemical companies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders, covering chemical safety and testing, recycling of plastics, endocrine disruption, and risks to human health, June 14 and 15, 2018.

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Helsinki, Finland

Contributor to online survey to create new website providing chemicals information to the public, October 2016.

University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Judge, West Virginia Environmental Moot Court Competition—Topic: Fracking, Preliminary Round, February 2015.

Judge, Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, Final Rounds, February 2011, and North American (Atlantic) Rounds, February 2009.

Attendee at ABA Conference, Chemicals Regulation, “REACHing” for Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Reform, June 2010.

Participant and Contributor to Short List of Recommended Administrative Reforms to TSCA, Ward Kershaw Environmental Symposium, October 2009.

Judge, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Representation in Mediation Competition, February 2009.

Franklin Mews at Cherry Croft HOA, Reisterstown, MD

Secretary and Coordinator of Organic Landscaping, June 2018 to Present

Conducting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for landscaping contractors; serving as Secretary of the Board, coordinating neighborhood meetings and implementing changes to Bylaws.

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Kensington-Ashley Green HOA, Madison, AL

Community Organizer, November 1999 to August 2001

Represented homeowners in an attempt to get developers to fulfill contractual obligation to build swimming pool and other community amenities. Pool and clubhouse were built within 1 year.

Village of Sippihaw HOA, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Community Representative, July 1997 to October 1999

Led neighborhood in a petition drive against developers who sought change in zoning in order to build adjacent storage facility. Project was delayed 2 years due to our efforts and we obtained concessions and amenities from developers, such as buffer of trees, sound buffer, and light buffer.


University of Maryland Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Juris Doctor, July 2007

Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law, July 2007

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, English, August 1977

Recent Seminars and Webinars

“National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Overview of Statutory and Regulatory Requirements, Judicial Interpretation, and Current Events,” Mid-Atlantic Region Environmental Professionals (MAREP) webinar, August 1, 2018.

“What Companies Need to Know and Do About the Proposed ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule, and a Shifting Clean Water Act,” ACC Legal Quick Hit, sponsored by Beveridge and Diamond, January 8, 2019.

“Ethics for the Environmental Professional,” National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) webinar, January 15, 2019.

“The ABCs of Real Estate and Corporate Due Diligence Regarding Environmental Conditions,” American Bar Association (ABA) webinar, January 2019.

“Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit: Exploring Non-Traditional Stormwater BMPs to Meet Chesapeake Bay TMDL,” MAREP webinar, March 12, 2019.

2019 Land Use Institute, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), sponsored by the MSBA Real Property Section, March 20, 2019.

“Overview of the Joint-Base Andrews Environmental Restoration Program,” The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Baltimore Post, April 17, 2019.

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