Karin L. Kizer (J.D., University of Chicago, MA in International Relations and Economics, JHU SAIS) is an Attorney Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser's Office of Economics and Business at the U.S. Department of State, where she advises on the negotiation of U.S. bilateral investment treaties and investment chapters of U.S. free trade agreements and on U.S. government positions in arbitrations under these agreements. She also advises policy officials at the Department on other matters related to inward and outward investment, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). She has also served as an Attorney-Adviser in the State Department's Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes.
She also is an adjunct professor at American University's Washington College of Law. She previously practiced law at Washington, DC, specializing in international arbitration, and served as a clerk to Judge Jane R. Roth on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.