Leadership Council

Karen F. Green is an attorney with more than forty years of experience investigating, litigating and resolving civil and criminal disputes. From 2016 to 2022, she was an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, where she handled cases alleging serious felonies in criminal trial sessions and complex civil disputes in the Business Litigation Session. Prior to her judicial appointment, Green was a partner at WilmerHale, where her practice concentrated on complex business litigation, including the defense of government investigations and white-collar, criminal litigation. At the request of organizational clients, she also conducted internal investigations. Green co-chaired WilmerHale's Litigation Department, was a member of its Executive Committee, and chaired legacy Hale and Dorr’s Litigation Department. Earlier in her career, she was Deputy US Attorney for the federal District of Massachusetts, Chief of Staff to the Governor of Massachusetts, and an assistant US attorney. Green has served as President of Litigation Counsel of America and on the boards of numerous other organizations, including the ABA’s Center for Human Rights, CareGroup, Inc., Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Justice Bridge, and Fiduciary Trust Company. A 2015 Fellow of Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, she is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard-Radcliffe.