Karl is an associate in the Corporate & Business Litigation Group with nearly six years of first and second chair trial experience. He primarily litigates in the Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division (CCLD) since its creation in May 2010. The CCLD provides fast-track scheduling and firm trial dates for business actions where more than $1 million is at issue.
His client engagements span complex contract issues, defense of toxic tort claims, environmental matters, collection of large judgments, employment disputes, real estate litigation, statutory claims and administrative appeals.
In addition to the Superior Court, Karl has also practiced before the Delaware Supreme Court, Court of Chancery, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
As a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, Karl served on subcommittees that led to the creation of the Delaware Superior Court’s Bench-Bar Liaison Program and the Superior Court Judicial Preferences initiative.
Before joining Morris Nichols, Karl interned with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and served as an observer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was assigned to the office of Commissioner Roel C. Campos.
Karl has represented many pro bono clients, including an inmate with constitutional claims, at the request of the District Court’s Federal Civil Panel.
Served as second chair in a litigation that helped clients win a unanimous special verdict. Following a seven-day trial, jury deliberated for less than an hour, leading to a final judgment awarding more than $7 million in damages, attorneys’ fees and future money payments.