Karen  Saab-Dominguez

Karen Saab-Dominguez

Partner

Practice Groups

Karen Saab-Dominguez handles all manner of litigation, including premises liability, negligent security, products liability, labor law, and transportation matters for a variety of high-profile clients, including one of the world’s largest beverage manufacturers. Her civil litigation experience includes trials, depositions, hearings, and successful summary judgment motions including a high-profile case in federal court involving claims of civil rights violations.

Karen routinely handles complex mediations and arbitrations, and negotiates settlements in high-value cases, some exceeding seven figures.

Before joining Goldberg Segalla, Karen spent six years as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York, prosecuting domestic violence and child abuse and sex crimes cases. During her time at the District Attorney’s office, she gained invaluable trial experience, which included trying approximately three felony cases to verdict before a jury, trying misdemeanor cases, presenting approximately 200 to 300 cases to the grand jury, and handling approximately 30 to 40 sex-offender risk assessment hearings.

Prior to her time in the District Attorney’s office, Karen worked with Sanctuary for Families, the leading nonprofit in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children. During her time with Sanctuary, she tried 15 to 20 family court matters to verdict.

In August of 2012, Karen attended the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College at Harvard Law School, an interactive week-long trial school taught by accomplished trial lawyers from all parts of the country. While in law school, Karen was a member of the executive board for the Women’s Law Journal and competed for the school's national team.

Karen is fluent in Spanish.

Honors
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2014 (Civil Litigation Defense)
  • Lawyers of Color Hot List, Eastern Region, 2014
Professional Affiliations and Training
  • Gender Fairness Committee for the 12th Judicial District
  • Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training
  • Fellow of the ABOTA National Trial College
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Prior Experience
  • Office of the Bronx District Attorney
  • Sanctuary for Families, Center for Battered Women's Legal Services
Community Involvement
  • Adjunct Professor, Technical Career Institute
  • Faculty, Conference of Western Attorney General, Alliance Partnership
  • Faculty, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
Languages
  • Spanish
Education
  • ABOTA National Trial College, 2012
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2001 (Executive Editor, Women's Law Journal; Benjamin N. Cardozo Trial Team)
  • New School for Social Research, M.A., 1998
  • St. Johns University, B.A., 1995
Presentations/Publications
  • Presenter, “Defending the Defendant,” Nassau County Bar Association, January 2013