Carla R. Karp is a counsel in Goodwin’s Products Litigation and Counseling practice. She joined Goodwin in 2010.

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Ms. Karp devotes much of her practice to representing defendants in complex products liability cases. She serves on the national counsel team for a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer defending the client in mass torts, coordinated proceedings and individual cases in state, federal district and federal appellate courts. She is also counsel in matters involving various medical devices and litigates these cases on behalf of the client throughout the United States.

Ms. Karp has considerable experience obtaining dismissals for pharmaceutical and medical device clients on the basis of federal preemption. Her experience also includes widespread motion practice, oral arguments in federal court, case management conferences, pleadings, fact discovery, appellate briefs and preparation for federal appellate oral argument. She also has represented clients in a civil rights action in federal court.

Professional Experience

Following law school, Ms. Karp worked as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's Office.

Ms. Karp is a member of the American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.


In 2020, Ms. Karp was recognized by The Legal 500 for her work in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action. 

In 2012, Ms. Karp was honored by the New York State Bar Association's 2011 Empire State Counsel Program. She was also awarded a Commitment to Justice Award from inMotion, an organization that provides legal services to low-income women in New York City. While attending law school, Ms. Karp was a Notes and Articles Editor for the Fordham Law Review. She received the 2009 New York State Bar Association Student Legal Ethics Award for her student note, “Scolded: Can an Attorney Appeal a District Court's Order Finding Professional Misconduct?”77 Fordham L. Rev. 219 (2008). In addition, Ms. Karp was awarded a Dean's Citation for Outstanding Public Service.

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J.D., 2009
Fordham University School of Law
B.A., 2006
Fairfield University

(summa cum laude)



New York
New Jersey


U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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