Practice Areas: Banking and Finance, Commercial Law, Special Projects.
Karen Obeso recently joined the firm as an associate in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an election paralegal of a former Cebu Governor and had a stint at the American Bar Association - Rule of Law Initiative for its E-Court Project in the Philippines. She also served as a Delegation Officer of Cambodia for the East Asia Inter-Regional Forum and had her internship at the Office of the Ombudsman - Visayas. She also worked as a college professor in University of San Carlos where she taught Mass Communication subjects and Debate & Argumentation.
Matters of significance which Karren has been involved in prior to joining the firm include researching and advising on the passage of R.A. 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education; prepared memos and position papers on behalf of private educational institutions for bills and memorandums passed by the Philippine Congress, the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education; representing and advising various private educational institutions in their Corporate, Tax and Labor matters; and seconding as the Advocacy Officer of Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines.
Karren earned her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of San Carlos – School of Law and Governance where she was the Vice – President of the Center for Legal Aid Work and the Secretariat Head of the USC Bar Operations. Prior to law school, She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Univeristy of San Jose Recoletos with a degree in Mass Communication.