Karri brings more than two decades of experience in government contracting and aerospace and defense industries. She started her career as a U.S. Air Force judge advocate where she supported major defense programs, base operational contracting, and international and joint war operations. Karri gained additional breadth working in a major D.C. law firm on a variety of government contracting matters. Karri then joined the in-house legal department at United Launch Alliance where she supported multiple issues across the company, including major government and commercial contracts, business system compliance, Freedom of Information Act, subcontract administration, and major litigation. Before establishing her own practice, Karri acted as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Special Aerospace Services, a certified 8(a) woman-owned small business.
Her extensive background in working for and with the U.S. Government (Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, the Intelligence Community, and NASA) gives her a unique perspective, helping companies understand the underlying policies and rationale for the government position. She brings a wealth of experience in the aerospace industry, especially in the launch industry. She uses her unique and diverse background to advise companies on all aspects of government contracting, including translating and simplify the byzantine laws of the world of government contracts.
Karri’s fundamental philosophy is focusing on building strong relationships and collaborative teams to find mutually beneficial solutions for her clients. Her extensive background in working for and with the U.S. Government (Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, and NASA) gives her a unique perspective, helping companies work well with their government customers. She brings a wealth of experience in the aerospace industry, especially in the launch industry.Karri’s fundamental philosophy is focusing on building strong relationships and collaborative teams to find mutually beneficial solutions for her clients. She believes strongly in the Governing Principles established for Palmetier Law: Integrity, Openness, Honesty, and Collaboration.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1996||11/06/2010|
|Partner||Palmetier Law LLC||2016 - Present|
|Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel||Special Aerospace Services||2016 - 2016|
|Assistant General Counsel||United Launch Alliance||2007 - 2016|
|Associate||McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP||2005 - 2007|
|Judge Advocate||Secretary of Defense Office of General Counsel||2004 - 2005|
|Judge Advocate||National Guard Bureau||2002 - 2004|
|Judge Advocate||Space Missile Systems Center||1998 - 2002|
|Judge Advocate||Yokota Air Base||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|National Contract Management Association||Member||N/A|
|National Defense Industrial Association||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||N/A|
|University of Georgia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|American University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
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