Karen Topaz Druckman, Esq. is the legal advisor for U.S. and Common Law at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, the research arm of the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police, and an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York since 1985. Ms. Druckman obtained her Artium Baccalaureus at Harvard University and her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, in the United States; she received her LL.M. (diplôme postgrad) from the Faculté de droit, des sciences criminelles et d'administration publique at the University of Lausanne (Unil), in Switzerland. She has taught at Unil since 2004, where she currently gives courses in American Law and International Business Transactions.