Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! 

Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is pleased to announce that Karyn K. Ablin has joined us as a member of the firm. Karyn has more than two decades of practice experience, with a particular focus on intellectual property issues. Where has she practiced? Where hasn’t she practiced? She’s spent a lot of time representing broadcasters and others before the Copyright Royalty Judges (as well as a predecessor Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel); she’s appeared before the ASCAP rate court, various other U.S. Courts (yes, including the Supremes) … for crying out loud, she’s even appeared before the London Court of International Arbitration. Just last year, The Legal 500 US touted her as a “recommended lawyer” in Copyright Law. Enough said. She’s also done her share of trademark and patent work and even a fair amount of FDA work. 

Karyn received her law degree from the University of Virginia (where she was Executive Editor of the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif) and two undergraduate degrees, summa cum laude, from Oral Roberts University, majoring in math and music. In addition to Charlottesville and Tulsa, her studies have taken her from Flagstaff (Northern Arizona University) to Paris (where she earned enough credits at the Sorbonne for a French major), with pit stops in Halle, Germany (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Maastricht, The Netherlands (International Institutes of Law and Social Change).  

Her experience isn’t merely global – it extends to the inter-planetary: as a mathematician with the U.S. Geological Survey, Karyn led a team that mapped (we’re not making this up) Mars. 

And there’s more. A gifted violinist and violist, as a mere teenager she played with the Flagstaff Symphony – and in her academic peregrinations she also picked up gigs with the Tulsa Philharmonic and the Oklahoma Sinfonia. She also once received a telegram from the President of the United States inviting her on an all-expense paid trip to the White House to receive a medal honoring her selection as a United States Presidential Scholar. 

Karyn can be reached at ablin@fhhlaw.com or by phone at 703-812-0443.