Bridget A. Berry: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Bridget A. Berry

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West Palm Beach,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone561.650.7912

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 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 561.650.7912
Fax: 561.655.6222
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Bridget-A-Berry
 
University Universite Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France, Awarded diploma in French Economics, Chamber of Commerce/Industry of Paris, 1978; University of Notre Dame, B.A., American Studies/French, cum laude, 1981
 
Law SchoolFlorida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1985 Articles and Notes Editor, Florida State University College of Law
 
Admitted1985, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; Supreme Court of the United States
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•Judge, Palm Beach/Martin County Pathfinders Scholarship Fund Awards (history and political science category), Palm Beach Post, 2008-2014
•Member, United Way of Palm Beach County, 1996-Present
•General Counsel, 2002-2006
•Member, Executive Committee, 2002-2010
•Member, Board of Directors, 2002-2013
•Chair, Improving the Lives of Seniors Impact Area, 2006-2009
•Member, Oversight Committee, 2006-2009
•Member, Strategic Planning Task Force Committee, 2006-2012
•Member, Women's Leadership Counsel, 2008
•Member, Campaign Cabinet, 2006-2007
•Member, Community Impact Steering Committee, 2009-2012
•Initiatives, Grants, and Contracts Subcommittee
•Member, Campaign Committee, 2010-2012
•Chair, Leadership Circle (donors giving $1,000 and above annually), 2010-2012
•Member, Sub-Committee for Agency Affiliation, 2010
•Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1985-Present
•Former Business Court Committee
•Former Chairperson, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
•Former Liaison, Diversity Mentoring Committee
•Member, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
•Founder and Chair, Greenberg Traurig Independent Living Review Program (representing children aging out of foster care)
•Active Member, Juvenile Advocacy Project, 1993-Present (representing children through age 18 in Juvenile Court (dependency and delinquency matters, adoption and foster care); Family Court and Probate Court
•Member, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach Chapter
•Member, Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese, Palm Beach County
•President, Palm Beach County, 2014
•Member, Notre Dame Club of the Palm Beaches
•Member, Board of Directors, Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1988-1989
•Chair, Raise the Bar event to benefit the Girl's Leadership Institute, Woman's Foundation of Palm Beach County, 2011

 
BornApril 9, 1959
 
Biography

Bridget A. Berry counsels clients relating to business disputes, and advocates on behalf of clients in jury and non-jury, state and federal court actions, including collective and class actions, arbitrations and administrative proceedings.

Bridget regularly counsels employers and represents local and national clients relating to: protection of trade secrets and restrictive covenants, federal and state laws and regulations; gender, age and disability discrimination claims; harassment, hostile work environment and retaliation claims; wage and hour issues; and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) investigations and proceedings.

Areas of Concentration
•Industries including: sports nutrition, nutraceutical, medical, financial institutions, hotels, resorts and clubs, real estate, construction, online education, retail, aviation, and domestic help,
•Injunction actions, confidentiality and trade secret issues and employment restrictive covenant issues
•Complex title insurance matters, including closing protection letter disputes, coverage disputes, defalcation actions, title and closing agent claims, fraud and forgery claims
•Real estate disputes including lender and lien foreclosures, development litigation, and disputes relating to affordable housing developments

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Real Estate, 2012-2015
•Named, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Labor and Employment, West Palm Beach, 2015
•Recipient, Gold Pin (for 100+ hours of pro bono service, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2014
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, Labor & Employment, 2013-2014
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2014
•Recipient, Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Florida Bar Association, 2013
•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 & 2013
•Listed, Marquis Who's Who and Marquis Who's Who in America, 2012
•Recipient, Juvenile Law Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2011
•Team Member, Firm Award (for Independent Living Review Project), Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2011
•Recipient, Mentor of the Year Award, Greenberg Traurig Second Annual Outstanding Pro Bono Service Awards, 2010
•Team Member, Office of the Year Award (for Independent Living Review Project), Greenberg Traurig, 2010
•Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Speaker, Social Media in the Workplace, Employment Law Update, Sterling Education Services, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, October 2011; August 2013
•Speaker, Commercial Litigation and Commercial Trial Advocacy panels, Bench Bar Conference, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2010; Commercial Litigation Panel, 2013
•Adjunct Professor, Palm Beach Atlantic College, MBA Program, Legal Environment of Business Course, 1999, 2000

Associated News & Events
09.08.14 Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment Practice Receives Multiple Recognitions
08.20.14 18 Greenberg Traurig Boca Raton and West Palm Beach Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.19.14 129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.18.14 26 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America
07.03.14 Nine Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
07.02.14 96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
08.15.13 12 Attorneys in West Palm Beach and 7 Attorneys in Boca Raton from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014
06.20.13 Nine Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Palm Beach County Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers
03.15.13 Greenberg Traurig's Attorneys Participate in 2013 Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference
02.13.13 Greenberg Traurig Litigator Bridget A. Berry Receives President's Pro Bono Service Award from The Florida Bar (Also at Boca Raton Office)

 
Reported CasesIn dispute involving litigation in U.S. and Europe against clients, affiliated companies and their officers and directors spanning a period of twelve years, obtained Florida state court jury verdict for multi-level marketing company and related nutrition supplement companies on breach of contract claims, and defeated employee's counterclaim for over $200 million in damages on fraud, racketeering, conspiracy and other claims.; Obtained state court jury verdict and attorneys' fees award for condominium unit owners against condominium association for breach of statutory and common law duties to maintain condominium property.; Obtained federal court jury verdict for $3 million in compensatory damages and an additional $1.5 million against each of three defendants in a case involving fraudulent inducement and conduct in violation of the Federal Securities Act.; Defended commercial shopping center owners in litigation brought by neighboring residential property owners, obtaining partial judgments resulting in settlement favorable to client.; Defended credit card transaction processor in action relating to merchant accounts and chargeback transactions on internet sales, resulting in settlement favorable to client.
 
ISLN909060334
 


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Bridget A. Berry

777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 300 East
West Palm BeachFL 33401




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