Karen King joined Silver Lake in 2004 and is a Managing Director and the Chief Legal Officer. Karen oversees a global team that includes legal, communications and government relations, and is involved in all aspects of the Firm's business. She currently serves on the board of Aras and previously was a director of Serena Software. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. King worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in its Palo Alto, New York and London offices. She holds an A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Ms. King also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the American Leadership Forum, the Duke University Trinity Board of Visitors, Menlo School and the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. In addition, she is an Advisor to the Shatter Fund and is a member of Broadway Angels.