Lucy J. Karl

Shareholder / Director
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Lucy commenced her legal career in Chicago where her practice focused on complex business litigation and securities fraud. She continued this focus after moving back to New Hampshire in 1987.

Extensive Experience Representing Various Legal Matters

A shareholder at Shaheen & Gordon, Lucy represents corporations and individuals in various legal matters, including securities fraud, abuse matters, health care, general corporate arenas, regulatory, criminal, and internal investigations, and compliance reviews.

Health Care Practice

Lucy counsels health care clients on compliance with federal and state regulations and billing and coding practices. She represents hospitals, medical staffs and physicians in internal investigations, disputes regarding privileges, and recruiting and employment contract issues.

Securities Practice

  1. Lucy’s securities practice includes the representation of both individuals and corporations in civil and criminal litigation and investigations and regulatory matters before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation.
  2. She was appointed receiver of a failed brokerage firm by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire upon the recommendation of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
  3. She served as a member of the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation task force charged with drafting revisions to the state securities laws for review and adoption by the state legislature. Lucy has served as an arbitrator in securities, complex business, and employment disputes for over twenty years.


  • Member of the Bar-New Hampshire, 1988
  • Member of the Bar-Illinois, 1982
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 1988
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2000
  • United States Supreme Court, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American Bar Association: Business Law, Health Law, Dispute Resolution Sections

Community Involvement

  • New Hampshire Women’s Policy Institute-Volunteer, 2007
  • New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation Task Force, 2003-2005
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Board of Directors, 2000-2006
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Board of Directors, 1992-1999, 2011-present
  • Health Options, Board of Directors, 1988-1992
  • Families in Transition, Board of Directors, 2009-2012
  • Red River Theatres, Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • Focus on Tanzanian Communities, 2010-present


  • B.A. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1977
  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, 1982
  • Karon, Morrison & Savikas, Chicago, IL, 1982-1983
  • Sachnoff, Weaver & Rubenstein, Chicago, IL, 1983-1987
  • Hinkley & Hahn/Hahn & Associates, Manchester, NH, 1988-1993
  • Shaheen & Gordon, Concord, NH, 1997-present

Representative Cases

  • Arbitrator with Over 25 Years of Experience

    Arbitrator with over 25 years of experience arbitrating disputes for the American Arbitration Association, and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange).

  • Compliance Related Issues

    Represent hospitals in a wide array of compliance-related issues including fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and billing and reimbursement issues.

  • Defense Counsel to a National Automobile Insurance Provider

    Has served as defense counsel to a national automobile insurance provider since 1997.

  • Medicare and Medicaid Matters

    Provide an array of legal advice to community mental health centers in the area of Medicare and Medicaid matters and investigations.

  • Defended Health Care Providers in NH Regulatory Boards

    Successfully defended health care providers in proceedings before New Hampshire regulatory boards.

  • Defended Physician in Federal Investigation

    Successfully defended a physician in federal Office of Inspector General investigation.

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