Following ten years of working with the firm’s partners and staff as a legislative advocate, Karen Lange became a partner in 2016. Since beginning her career in public policy as a Congressional intern in 1998, Karen’s vast expertise has evolved to encompass policy related to energy, health, agriculture, water, local government, and, most recently, animal welfare and the aftermarket auto industry.

Karen first came to the firm’s attention in 2006, when she began working as an advocate with Peterson Consulting, Inc., which maintained a long-standing strategic partnership with Joshua W. Shaw and Paul Yoder, who eventually purchased Peterson Consulting in 2009.

Prior to becoming an advocate, Karen served two separate stints as a staff member in the California State Assembly, including time as Legislative Director for a member of the Assembly. In between, she worked for Navigant Consulting, which was advising the State of California on energy contracts procured by the state.

Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She resides in Sacramento with her husband Alan and son Griffin.