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Karen Gano

Lecturer, Nonprofit Management; Assistant Attorney General, Charities Division | Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Karen Gano is an Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Unit of the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office.  She has handles charities and land conservation matters for the Attorney General.  Before coming to the Attorney General’s Office, AAG Gano worked in the nonprofit sector, then with the Connecticut law firm Carmody and Torrance LLP, in the Trusts and Estates Division and representing nonprofits.  Gano is immediate past president of the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and was founding president of the Multistate Registration and Filing Project, Inc., a multistate corporation that is developing a multistate, unified electronic charities registration platform.  She serves on the Executive Committee for the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and is a representative to the Connecticut Probate Rules Committee.  Gano is a graduate of Smith College and University of Connecticut School of Law.


  • NOPM PS5190: Legal Landscape of Nonprofit Law: Essentials for Non-lawyers


J.D., University of Connecticut

B.A., Smith College