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Laura Berry

Laura Berry

Senior Counsel
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Laura Berry is a Senior Counsel at Federal Practice Group with adept experience as a counselor and litigator delivering results when the stakes are high and the issues complex.  Her skills in developing a company’s litigation strategy, the preparation and defense of witnesses, expert testimony, and expert cross examinations help direct the course of trials to favorable results.

She focuses her practice on complex privacy, consumer protection, commercial, and IP litigation, representing leading business clients in complex and multistate actions and governmental litigation and investigations.  She is a national leader in benefit corporation formation and conversion, and related non-profit funding.  She is deeply familiar with privacy and cybersecurity litigation, advising clients on the potential impact of civil litigation, mitigating associated risks, and state and federal governmental investigations.  Her clients include multinational corporations, government contractors, sports and entertainment, and health care.  She consults and assists in the Firm’s federal litigation and proceedings across the nation.  Ms. Berry is experienced in advocating for U.S. and global clients, effectively representing them in all phases of critical business operations and disputes.

Before joining the Federal Practice Group Ms. Berry formed the first benefit corporation ever, and since then has formed as many as or more benefit corporations than any other attorney in the nation.  She also pioneered a ground-breaking relationship between a benefit LLC and a non-profit designed to create a new model for non-profit funding.  She has been instrumental in benefit corporation legislative efforts including testifying by invitation before state legislatures and committees, and has been named a B Corp Champion by B Labs.

Ms. Berry has gained international recognition through her thought leadership imparted before the United Nations, Yale Law School, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State, and other national and international institutions.  Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, the BBC World News, Bisnow, and other media.  Ms. Berry also worked on Capitol Hill for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ms. Berry is a member of the US-Afghan Women’s Council, a public-private partnership established by Presidents George W. Bush and Hamid Karzai that connects the U.S. and Afghan governments, the private sector, and civil society to develop and implement initiatives in support of Afghan women.


Ms. Berry will release “Reboot Capitalism – The Case for Benefit Corporations,” in Spring 2023 (published by Rodin Books; distributed by Simon & Schuster).  For more information, visit

Practice Areas
  • Business law with a focus on benefit corporations, ESG, and other purpose-driven companies
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Entertainment
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law School
  • B.S. Agricultural Economics, With High Honors, Michigan State University
Court & Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

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The Federal Practice Group provides skilled, results-driven representation. Through their thorough and aggressive representation of clients, our attorneys have earned a reputation throughout the legal community as relentless advocates who leave no stone unturned. This passionate, exacting approach yields results for our clients.

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