The University of Illinois Office of University Counsel

Karen A. Higgins

Assistant University Counsel

Campus:
Urbana-Champaign
Email:
khiggins@illinois
Phone:
217-333-0560
Fax:
217-244-2370
Address:
258 Henry Administration Building
506 S. Wright St.
Urbana IL 61801

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Karen joined the Office of University Counsel in 2014 after working as the Senior Contracts Officer for the University’s Office of Technology Management for four and a half years. She is primarily responsible for matters involving Intellectual Property and technology transfer, and she also handles complex transactional work on behalf of the University. Prior to joining the University, Karen worked for a law firm in downtown Cincinnati and worked as in-house corporate counsel for two private companies in Ohio. She also worked as an Attorney Advisor for a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Karen received her undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and her law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. Karen is licensed to practice in Ohio and Illinois. She can be reached by email at khiggins@uillinois.edu or by phone at (217) 265-6212.