Judge Karen Williams was confirmed by the Senate on October 26th, 2021, and previously served as a federal magistrate judge for the District of New Jersey. Prior to her service as a magistrate judge, she spent seventeen years in private practice at Jasinski & Williams, P.C, where she counseled public and private employers in employment law. She received her B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1985, and her J.D. from the Temple University School of Law in 1992.