Karen McConnell
Karen McConnell

Karen C. McConnell

Partner

mcconnellk@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5403
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Karen C. McConnell is a member of Ballard Spahr's Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Group. She is known for her work in the areas of corporate law and securities law, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investment transactions. She has closed over 400 transactions for buyers and sellers in her career.

Ms. McConnell is a member of both Ballard Spahr's Elected Board and Expanded Board.

Pro Bono Experience

Ms. McConnell currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Professional Activities

State Bar of Arizona

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, corporate/M&A law, highest ranking (band one), 2003-present

Chambers USA: Women in Law Awards 2013, Finalist, Corporate/M&A Lawyer of the Year

The Best Lawyers in America, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities regulation, and securities/capital markets law, 2003-present

Named Best Lawyers' 2015 and 2012 Phoenix Corporate Lawyer of the Year

Named Best Lawyers' 2014 Phoenix Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year

Business Journal of Phoenix, 2013 Dynamic Women in Business Award recipient

Business Journal of Phoenix, frequent recipient, "Best of the Bar" designation, securities/M&A law

Phoenix Magazine, frequent recipient, "Best Lawyers in Arizona" designation, corporate, M&A, and securities law

Lawdragon, listed among "500 Leading Dealmakers in America"

Profiled by Law360 in its July 17, 2013, edition, in an article titled "Rainmaker Q&A: Ballard Spahr's Karen McConnell."

Board Memberships

Member of the Board, Executive Committee, Treasurer, and Chair of Finance Committee, Barrow Neurological Foundation

University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D. 1984, magna cum laude)
Note Editor, Notre Dame Law Review

Ohio University (B.B.A. 1981, summa cum laude)

Arizona