Karin Norton

East Coast Chapter Co-chair
Vice President and Senior Counsel, Samsung Electronics

Karin J. Norton is Vice President and Senior Counsel at Samsung Electronics based in Washington, DC with a special focus on U.S. ITC Section 337 investigations and IP policy. She previously served as senior investigative attorney at the Office of Unfair Import Investigations at the U.S. ITC and in private practice representing parties before the U.S. ITC and U.S. District Courts.


Prior to the law, she earned a Ph.D. in Human Physiology and had an academic career in biomedical research. This work led her to become a scientific advisor to a pharmaceutical patent litigation group which in turn led her to law school from which she has never looked back.