Kari Berman


  • location icon Minneapolis, MN
    Wells Fargo Center
    90 7th Street, Suite 2800
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

Kari Berman is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. With over 20 years of experience in commercial litigation, Kari has significant experience in corporate governance, complex business transactions, contract negotiations, internal investigations, investigations by government agencies, merger and acquisition including due diligence and related issues, and advising clients’ senior executives on legal issues as they arise. She has successfully represented clients in SEC and FINRA investigations and frequently represents companies and their governing boards with both litigation and corporate strategic issues.

Kari routinely represents clients in shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, restrictive covenants, trade secret violations, intellectual property issues, fiduciary breaches, and other similar matters. Additionally, she advises companies on lawsuit avoidance by ensuring compliance with various federal and state laws, including but not limited to unlawful employment practices prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act(ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Fair Labor Standards Act(FLSA), (HIPAA), (False Claims Act), (Stark Law), and other state and federal laws.

Kari also serves as FDA counsel for medical device manufacturers and advises them on regulatory matters internationally.


  • Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook, 1st Edition
  • Public Accounting Report
  • Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook, 2nd Edition
  • Business Insurance Magazine

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House, Upper Mid-West
  • Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy, University of St. Thomas Law School
  • Contributing Editor, Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook
  • Commissioner, Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)
  • Past Advisory Committee Member, William Mitchell College of Law, National Security Forum
  • Past Commissioner, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Minnesota



Awards & Honors

  • Policy Fellows Program, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Rising Stars in the Legal Profession, Minnesota Law & Politics, January 2000
  • Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR)
  • Resolution No. 2081 Commendation, Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • P.A. Women At The Table, Briggs and Morgan


Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Juris Doctor

Columbia University, Barnard College

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

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