Karen Schuler - BDO Greater Washington, D.C.

Karen Schuler

Principal; Data & Information Governance National Leader


BDO Greater Washington D.C.



Executive Summary

Karen Schuler has a broad background in managing businesses that provide governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) services. Over the last 25 years she has managed organizations that provide global investigations, litigation support, privacy, data breach notification, and information technology (IT) operations services.

As founder of one of the first digital forensics consulting firms in the 1990’s, she quickly became a thought leader in the areas of e-discovery and digital forensics, as well as building information governance, data privacy, security, and IT businesses. Over the years, she has authored wide-ranging information governance, data protection, and e-discovery books, and has provided expert testimony for several high stakes litigations, among being named an expert witness in more than 100 cases over the last 15 years.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Fraud Examiner
Association for Information and Image Management, Information Governance Practitioner
Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Information Governance Professional
International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Manager


M.S., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., University of Dayton