Attorney Laura Berry is an internationally-recognized expert in benefit corporations. She 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 multi-million dollar 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.
Ms. Berry has lectured and participated widely on this innovative corporate form, including at 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, on the BBC, Biznow, and other media.
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 has also served as operations director for a national IT company, and chief strategy officer for a law enforcement agency.