WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced the appointment of Karen Morris to General Counsel.
"We are delighted that Karen will serve as General Counsel," said PBGC Director Gordon Hartogensis. "Karen has expert knowledge of ERISA and bankruptcy matters and she is a trusted source of practical solutions that will help support the agency's mission and protect the retirement security of millions of workers and retirees."
Since joining PBGC as an attorney in 1988, Morris has served in a variety of leadership positions and has represented PBGC in its highest profile and most complex bankruptcy cases and litigation matters. She most recently served as PBGC's Chief of Negotiations & Restructuring. She also previously served as Deputy Chief Counsel in PBGC's Office of the Chief Counsel.
In her new role, Morris provides advice and counsel for the Director and the agency on legal and regulatory issues, corporate governance, ethics, procurement, privacy, and on all aspects of PBGC's insurance programs and operations. She also serves as secretary to the PBGC Board of Directors.
Morris received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.