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Kristin Berger Parker
Kristin Berger Parker

Up & Coming: Kristin Berger Parker

Kristin Berger Parker takes a holistic approach to her practice of employment law.

As an experienced labor and employment practitioner, Parker takes a nuanced view, reminding employers that good employee relations can help them advance their business objectives.

“You shouldn’t look at human relations and human resources as separate and competing with your business goals,” Parker said. “Instead, I try to focus on how clients can meet compliance obligations in a way that’s compatible with where the business is going, and how to foster relations with employees in a way that furthers business goals and gives people the right incentives.”

Parker, a partner at Stinson Leonard Street who joined the firm in 2008, often works with health care and technology companies including hospitals and medical device companies. Other clients include manufacturers and service industry businesses.

Parker’s work to master technical details is an advantage in noncompetition matters.

“Oftentimes those kinds of cases pop up very fast,” said Parker, a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. “It can be a really intense process.”

Parker’s community involvement includes serving on the board of WATCH-MN, a court monitoring and judicial policy nonprofit.

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