Bridget A. Berry

Bridget A. Berry

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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; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) investigations and proceedings; and general employment matters. Additionally, Bridget enjoys a robust general litigation practice.

Concentrations

  • 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
  • Real estate and financial institution disputes including lender and lien foreclosures, development litigation, and disputes relating to affordable housing developments
  • Complex title insurance matters, including closing protection letter disputes, coverage disputes, defalcation actions, title and closing agent claims, fraud and forgery claims
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Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • In 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.
  • Transactional law and litigation in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1990-1991
  • Adjunct Professor, Palm Beach Atlantic College, MBA Program, Legal Environment of Business Course, 1999, 2000
  • Intern, Chief Justice Boyd, Supreme Court of Florida, 1984-1985

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Real Estate; Employment Law - Management, 2012-2020
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Employment Law - Management, West Palm Beach, 2019  
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Labor and Employment, West Palm Beach, 2015
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2019
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," Labor & Employment, 2013-2019
  • Listed, Florida Trend, "Legal Elite - Labor & Employment," 2017
  • Recognized, Palm Beach Illustrated, "Top Lawyers," 2018 
  • Recipient, Gold Pin (for 100+ hours of pro bono service, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County), 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 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
    • Member, Executive Trustee Council, 2015-Present
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2018-Present
  • Judge, Palm Beach/Martin County Pathfinders Scholarship Fund Awards (history and political science category), Palm Beach Post, 2008-2016
  • United Way of Palm Beach County, 1996-2013
    • General Counsel, United Way of Palm Beach County, 2002-2006
    • Chair, Improving the Lives of Seniors Impact Area, 2006-2009
    • Executive Committee, 2002-2010
    • Board of Directors, 2002-2013
    • Oversight Committee, 2006-2009
    • Strategic Planning Task Force Committee, 2006-2012
    • Women's Leadership Counsel, 2008
    • Campaign Cabinet, 2006-2007
    • Community Impact Steering Committee, 2009-2012
      • Initiatives, Grants, and Contracts Subcommittee
    • Campaign Committee, 2010-2012
      • Chair,  Leadership Circle (donors giving $1,000 and above annually), 2010-2012
    • 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
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Founder and Chair, Greenberg Traurig Independent Living Review Program (representing children aging out of foster care)
    • 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, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, 2015-Present
  • Member, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese, Palm Beach County
    • President, Palm Beach County, 2014-present
  • 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

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., cum laude, Florida State University College of Law, 1985
    • Articles and Notes Editor, Florida State University College of Law
  • B.A., American Studies and French, cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1981
  • Awarded Diploma in French Economics, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris at Universite Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France, 1978
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh 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
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