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Karun Tilak
San Francisco +1 415 591 7034 ktilak@cov.com Download V-card

Karun Tilak is a litigation associate in Covington's San Francisco office, with experience representing clients in high-stakes trial and appellate litigation.

  • Represented a state in complex environmental litigation to recover natural resource damages arising from chemical contamination, leading to a landmark, multimillion-dollar settlement.
  • Representing healthcare industry client in federal litigation relating to alleged violations of the False Claims Act.    

Pro Bono

  • Representing individuals and organizations challenging President Trump's "Travel Ban" Executive Order before trial and appellate courts.
  • Representing individuals challenging the Secretary of Commerce's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Previous Experience

  • Securities & Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement, Intern (2012)
  • Successfully represented client in suit challenging the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ decision to deny his daughter asylum (2013).
  • Filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an immigrant challenging U.S. citizenship laws for children born out of wedlock (2014).