DON KARL, a partner with the law firm Perkins Coie LLP, has practiced business law for more than 35 years, acting as a general business advisor to private and public companies, entrepreneurs, and institutional investors, across a wide range of industries, including entertainment, media, and technology. Karl is especially interested in how businesses adapt, evolve, and collaborate in an era of rapid technological change and innovation and believes the lessons derived from the private sector are applicable to the public sector. Karl is a trustee of the Hollywood Canteen Foundation (a private foundation supporting organizations that provide goods and services to veterans and their families) and a member of the board of directors of Spirit of America (a 501(c)(3) organization providing goods and services to non-combatants in conflict areas). He has camped, hiked, climbed, and trekked around the world, traveling to every continent except Antarctica. He received a BS in physics from the University of Michigan and a masters in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.