At the NYCLU, she litigated complex constitutional cases involving police reform, the school-to-prison pipeline, the First Amendment, and voting rights. While at the NYCLU, Karteron served as lead counsel in one of three cases challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices. Prior to joining the NYCLU, Karteron served as White House Associate Staff Secretary from 2009 to 2010. From 2007 to 2009, she was an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, where she litigated voting rights cases in the federal courts, including the Supreme Court.
Karteron earned her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University. After clerking for Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, she was a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, as a recipient of the Fried Frank/LDF fellowship.
She is a member of the boards of the Clinical Legal Education Association, ACLU of New Jersey, and Prisoners' Legal Servics of New York. She received the M. Shanara Gilbert award from the American Association of Law Schools in 2020.