Karen Harned

Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Legal Center

Karen R. Harned serves as executive director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center. Harned has strong experience fighting for small business. As an associate at Olsson, Frank, and Weeda, P.C., she specialized in food and drug law and represented several small businesses and their trade associations before Congress and federal agencies. She also worked as an assistant press secretary for U.S. Sen. Don Nickles, Okla.


  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1989
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1995


Who Determines Agency Jurisdiction?: City of Arlington v. FCC - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
February 25, 2013
Florida Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare: It All Comes Down to Broccoli
Engage Volume 12, Issue 3, November 2011
January 11, 2012
Resurrect Rule 11
March 20, 2008