Kim Patricia Berg

Kim Patricia Berg

Founding partner
Location:
White Plains, New York
Phone:
914-397-1050 ext. 233
Fax:
914-397-1051
Email:

KIM PATRICIA BERG is a founding partner of Gould & Berg, LLP. Throughout her career she has focused her practice in the area of employment law, discrimination, retaliation, civil rights, and commercial litigation.

Ms. Berg's representation of both employees and employers provides her with a unique and well-rounded perspective toward employment disputes and litigated matters. She routinely pursues and defends claims before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, New York State Division of Human Rights, Westchester County Human Rights Commission and New York State Department of Labor, as well as before the trial and appellate courts in the state and federal courts throughout New York. She has successfully tried and resolved through settlement countless cases throughout her career. Her success at trial in a complex prisoner death case won her accolades for the highest verdict in a civil rights case as reported by Verdict Searches "Top NY Verdicts for 2009" and she has been named to the New York Super Lawyer's list.

In addition to being an experienced litigator, Ms. Berg regularly provides advice and consult to employees and employers in a variety of employment matters, including analyzing the particular issue to determine viable options for a resolution, developing strategies for easing a difficult work environment or dealing with a difficult employee, exploring the possibility of resolution out of court, mediating disputes in the workplace, and drafting, reviewing and negotiating severance agreements. As part of her practice, Ms. Berg also provides advice to employers for the creation and implementation of appropriate anti-discrimination policies and reporting procedures, including conducting training seminars on behalf of companies.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour claims
  • Employee Discipline/Termination
  • Employer Best Practices for claims prevention
  • Severance Agreements
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Civil Rights
  • Student Discipline

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1996
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • J.D., cum laude - 1995
  • Pace University
    • B.A., magna cum laude - 1992

Honors and Awards

  • “Top NY Verdicts for 2009"
  • New York Super Lawyer’s, 2013-present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, 1996-present
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Chair of Employment Law Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Corresponding Secretary, 2016-present
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Vice President, 2014 - 2016
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Co-Chair of Employment Law Committee, 2009-present
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Co-Chair of Membership Committee, 2014 - 2016
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Co-Chair of Awards Committee, 2014-present
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Litigation Committee Member, 2009-present
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Local Director, 2013 - 2014
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Director, 2009-present
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Secretary, 2010 - 2011
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, President, 2011 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Gender Fairness Committee for the 9th Judicial District, 2011-present
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association liaison to the Pace Women’s Justice Center, 2016