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Karen Sharp Halbert


(501) 821-5575

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Ms. Halbert’s practice consists of corporate law, real estate transactions, cyber law, business transactions, a wide variety of complex business litigation including antitrust and data breach class actions. Her practice focuses on eDiscovery and technology. She is proficient with a variety of technologies associated with modern complex litigation including database management of documents and depositions, digital video testimony, and other electronic courtroom media.

Ms. Halbert successfully and very recently helped our client from China close a real estate transaction involving property, buildings and equipment for industrial use in the client’s garment manufacturing business. She has also handled cross border acquisitions for clients from China.

Ms. Halbert’s real estate experience includes land acquisitions and sales with multi-million dollars values. Some real estates have involved financing. Karen has experience representing borrowers (developers) in securing financing land projects.

Ms. Halbert has significant experience architecting and implementing complex e-discovery solutions. She developed an e-discovery management solution for an industry that was sued by the City of New York. The productions included databases and documents produced by the Federal Government, State of New York, and the City of New York, as well as data and documents available from the various members of the industry and other third parties. The system designed by Ms. Halbert managed millions of electronic records from the various sources as well as millions of paper documents. The solution provided access to all relevant information contained in any of the various productions based on criteria such as product serial number or product manufacturer.

Her expertise includes managing e-discovery vendors, coordinating collection of electronic data with Information Technology Departments, determining how to best process electronic data, as well as production of clients’ electronic evidence and emails.

Before entering law school, Ms. Halbert was Vice President of Development for an international software company where she was extensively involved in software development methodologies, database architecture, technology contract negotiations, and corporate management.

In April of 2008, Ms. Halbert was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Computing. The Academy operates within the University of Arkansas’ College of Engineering’s Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department and recognizes people who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of computing. Members are graduates of Arkansas’ educational institutions and/or performed a significant part of their work in the state of Arkansas.

Ms. Halbert is the recipient of the following honors:

  • Arkansas Bar Association Presidential Award of Excellence, 2003
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the fields of Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law.
  • National Association of Women Business Owners Women Pioneer Award, 2006
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Golden Advocate Award At Home on the Hill, 2007
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Golden Advocate Award Messenger Award, 2009


Karen Halbert律师的执业范围包括公司法、不动产交易、网络法、商业交易和复合型商事诉讼(包括反垄断诉讼和数据泄露集团诉讼)。

Halbert律师曾在本所成功代理多家中国及日本企业,为境外客户在美直接投资、跨境并购、不动产购置以及高科技设备购买商业合同提供有效法律咨询服务。 在其他不动产业务中,她曾帮助客户收购和销售价值数百万美元的土地。此外,Halbert律师也曾代理借方(土地开发商)参与土地融资担保项目。




  • 2003年阿肯色州律师协会杰出成就奖
  • 2016年度电子发现和信息管理法领域全美最佳律师
  • 2006年国家女性企业家协会女性先锋奖


  • 2001, Arkansas

  • 2001, U.S. District Courts, Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas

  • 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D.,  high honors, first in class

  • Henderson State University, B. S., Computer Science and Math, magna cum laude

Community Involvement

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Greater Arkansas Chapter, Board of Directors

    • Government Relations Legislative Chair (2004 -2009)
    • President Elect (2009 – 2010), President (2010 – 2011)
    • Strategic Planning Chair (2011 – 2012)
  • Little Rock First Baptist Church, Finance Committee (2003 – 2005)


  • Arkansas Bar Association

  • Pulaski County Bar Association

  • William R. Overton Inn of Court

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