Karina B. Sterman

Fax 310-553-0687


Karina B. Sterman, Partner in Greenberg Glusker’s Litigation and Employment Law Departments, is a creative and ardent advocate for her clients.  

Her practice includes representing businesses in wage and hour class action and PAGA lawsuits as well as in discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other employment disputes.  

While she regularly represents companies in administrative proceedings, she leverages her significant experience in “behind the scenes” counseling to avoid or resolve pending claims. Karina counsels on wage and hour and other employment law compliance, drafts employment-related documents, and engages in business-minded employment strategy. 

Karina is a published author, sought-after speaker on employment and intellectual property law, and has been consistently recognized by her peers in Southern California Super Lawyers. She is Chair of Los Angeles County Bar Association's Diversity in the Profession Committee and hosts the HR Bites employment law webinar series.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association's Diversity in the Profession Committee
  • Chair, Primerus Women Lawyers Section Executive Committee
  • Member, Primerus Labor & Employment Practice Group Executive Committee
  • Former Board Member, StepUp Women's Network (Los Angeles)
  • Pro Bono Volunteer for Alliance for Children’s Rights
  • Event volunteer for CASA DC
  • Former California Women Lawyers District 7 Governor


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Federal District Court – Central District of California
  • All California courts


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law  (J.D., 1997)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A., 1993)