CWE Boards


Karen Copenhaver

Board of Directors

Karen recently retired from her partnership in Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP’s Business & Technology Group. Her practice focused on technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property, particularly in the areas of software licensing and open source business models. Karen continues to serve as a strategic advisor for the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium supporting the creation of sustainable open source ecosystems.  Karen Copenhaver has been listed in The International Who's Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. She was also named in The Legal 500 for technology transactions. Ms. Copenhaver is only the 5th lawyer ever to receive Mass High Tech's prestigious “Mass High Tech All-Stars Award,” which honors the thought leaders and innovators throughout the New England technology sector. She was chosen by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the world’s top IP strategists in their feature “IAM 250 — A Guide to the World’s Leading IP Strategists.”

Why CWE?

CWE empowers women to envision, set and achieve their goals by providing the information, skills and support network necessary for women in business to succeed. It has been established time and time again in a wide variety of venues - in large corporations, on trading floors, in developing countries - that the full participation of women in economic matters is a key factor in long term growth. It is my great pleasure to work with CWE’s clients and stakeholders to enable all of us – including women - to reach our full potential.