Karen Lading

Director of Operations

Los Angeles

Direct: 213.995.6826


Karen Lading joined Stris & Maher as our Director of Operations in 2015 after spending two decades managing operations for private companies and the government. She is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lading served in the Air Force for twenty years and completed bachelor’s degrees in both Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine and in Industrial Engineering.  In the Air Force, her responsibilities ranged from managing recruitment operations to researching how variables affect pilots by monitoring mammals in a flight simulator. In the years before she joined our firm, Ms. Lading successfully managed million-dollar budgets and large teams for companies in three different market sectors.

Ms. Lading came to Stris & Maher seeking  an opportunity to tackle high-stakes puzzles, find unconventional solutions, and develop and implement customized operations and procedures. With her scientific mind, ability to build relationships, and eye for balancing competing interests, Ms. Lading is an integral part of our philosophy and firm culture.