Karen Satterlee is Vice President & Head Legal Development Americas for Hilton Worldwide, Inc. and is responsible for the Franchise, Management, and Contract Administration functions for Hilton in the Americas, including managing a team of 40 attorneys and paraprofessionals. Key responsibilities include providing strategic advice and overseeing legal services to the corporate development function, overseeing Hilton’s global franchise regulatory releases, managing outside counsel and partnering with senior business executives to meet annual development targets.
Ms. Satterlee is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising’s Governing Committee and is a member of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors. She was recently appointed to the advisory committee of The North American Securities Administrators Association. Ms. Satterlee is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation and the Board of Governors for the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Ms. Satterlee has authored a number of articles for the Franchise Law Journal and is a frequent speaker at legal and industry conferences.
Ms. Satterlee received her JD and BA at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and lives in Ashburn, Virginia.