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Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer
Karen King joined Silver Lake in 2004 and is a Managing Director involved in numerous aspects of the firm’s business. As the Chief Legal Officer, Karen oversees a global team who engage in deal execution, business and regulatory affairs, and risk management. Karen has been integrally involved with numerous portfolio companies. She currently serves on the board of Relativity and previously served on the boards of Aras and Serena Software. Outside of Silver Lake, she serves on the board of Franklin Resources and is a member of Broadway Angels. Karen began her career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and then in London and Palo Alto. She holds an A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Karen also sits on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Board of Trustees for Duke University. She is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Menlo School and is a past Chair of the American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley. She also serves as a Trustee for the US Olympic & Paralympic Foundation.