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Kara Preedy, Labor & Employment Co-Chair for Europe, is a partner in the Practice Group Labor & Employment in Germany. She advises national and international companies in virtually all areas of individual and collective employment law as well as in corporate transactions. She has deep experience in restructuring and operational changes as well as in high-level exits. Kara also focuses her practice on the design and implementation of working conditions, particularly remuneration models and compliance systems.

Kara regularly gives lectures and seminars in Germany and abroad on issues of German and European labor law and is a lecturer in the MBA program at Quadriga University Berlin.

Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Kara was a partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Berlin for more than 10 years and before that she worked with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.


  • Employment Law
  • Restructuring
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • High-Level Exits
  • Compliance



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, Recognized Individuals, Employment, 2023
  • Recommended by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading employment lawyers in Germany since 2016
  • JUVE lists her among the leading employment lawyers in Germany since 2012
  • Who's Who Legal lists Kara Preedy 2019, 2020 and 2022 among the leading employment lawyers in Germany
  • "Very approachable, pragmatic and client-focused," and "She is an excellent partner and I trust that she is looking out for my best interests," Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • "Highly recommended," for "excellent work in the field of international and European labor law in collective and individual matters," Who's Who Legal, 2019
  • "She has a strong client focus, searches for solutions and responds quickly." Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • "Outstanding lawyer," The Legal 500, 2018
  • "Solid, legally sound advice, always pragmatic" and "good and very practice-oriented approach," JUVE, 2018
  • "Very focused and effective, and brilliant in building relationships with business partners." Chambers and Partners, 2017
  • "Excellent negotiator," The Legal 500, 2017
  • "Kara Preedy is recommended for her 'esteemed advice' on acquisitions and restructurings," Who's Who Legal, 2016
  • "Smart, reasonable, pragmatic, loyal," JUVE, 2016
  • "Pragmatic and with an eye to the economic situation," The Legal 500, 2016/2015
  • "Excellent," JUVE, 2015
  • "Pragmatic and solution-oriented," The Legal 500, 2014
  • "Excellent, high quality," JUVE, 2014
  • "Very loyal and professional," JUVE, 2013
  • "First class," JUVE, 2012


  • Ph.D., Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen/Germany, 2003
  • Second Legal State Exam, Frankfurt am Main/Germany, 1998
  • LL.M., European University Institute, 1999
  • First Legal State Exam, Gießen/Germany, 1996
  • Licence en Droit, Université de Rennes, 1992
  • Germany
  • German
  • English
  • French