State Bar of Arizona
Ballard Spahr's Diversity and Inclusion Council
Recognition & Accomplishments
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, corporate/M&A law, highest ranking (band one), 2003-present
Chambers USA: Women in Law Awards 2013, Finalist, Corporate/M&A Lawyer of the Year
The Legal 500 US, mergers and acquisitions – middle-market (sub-$500m), 2015
The Best Lawyers in America, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities regulation, and securities/capital markets law, 2003-present
Named to the Top 100 Lawyers, Arizona Business magazine, March-April 2015
Named Best Lawyers' 2015 and 2012 Phoenix Corporate Lawyer of the Year
Named Best Lawyers' 2014 Phoenix Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year
Business Journal of Phoenix, 2013 Dynamic Women in Business Award recipient
Business Journal of Phoenix, frequent recipient, "Best of the Bar" designation, securities/M&A law
Phoenix Magazine, frequent recipient, "Best Lawyers in Arizona" designation, corporate, M&A, and securities law
Lawdragon, listed among "500 Leading Dealmakers in America"
Profiled by Law360 in its July 17, 2013, edition, in an article titled "Rainmaker Q&A: Ballard Spahr's Karen McConnell."
Member of the Board, Executive Committee, Treasurer, and Chair of Finance Committee, Barrow Neurological Foundation