Angela Beranek Brandt

Professional Profile
Angela, a partner with Larson • King, focuses her civil litigation practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, professional liability and products liability. She has represented clients in litigated disputes in State and Federal courts. Angela works with her clients to develop creative and unique approaches to litigation. When a matter cannot be resolved, she puts her talent and trial experience to work in front of arbitrators, judges, and juries. She has served as lead counsel in more than seventy-five arbitrations and trials. Angela also has experience working with clients as an in-house attorney and as outside general counsel.

Angela is active in a number of local and national organizations. She is the 2017-2018 President of the National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL"). In addition to serving on the NAWL Executive Board for over seven years, Angela has chaired the NAWL Mentor Committee and served as the National Chair of the popular NAWL Nights of Giving. Angela is the Past President of the Ramsey County Bar Association and she is also a member of Campaign for Legal Aid, a committee that raises money for Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services ("SMRLS"). She is regularly asked to speak at seminars in Minnesota and across the country.

Law School
Hamline University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1999. Hamline Law Review, Jessup International Moot Court Team.

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, University Honors, 1996.

National Association of Women Lawyers, President
Ramsey County Bar Association, Past President
Minnesota State Bar Association
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court
South Dakota Bar Association
Risk and Insurance Management Society
American Bar Association

Minnesota; North Dakota; South Dakota; Wisconsin

Honors & Awards
2017 Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Bar Foundation Fellow
Super Lawyer, MN Law & Politics, 2014-2017
Rising Star, MN Law & Politics, 2001-2013
National Association of Women Lawyer's Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award, 2008
"AV" rated by her peers in Martindale Hubbell, the highest lawyer rating for both skills and ethics

Publications & Seminars
Presenter, FDCC Corporate Counsel Symposium “How to Build Trusting Relationships Between In-House Counsel and Outside Counsel”, (September 2014)

Faculty, American Board of Trial Advocates, "Masters in Trial", (August 2014)

Presenter, NAWL Annual Meeting, “Your Seat at the Table: The Power of Negotiating and the Art of Persuasion”, (July 2014)

Panelist, Ramsey County Bar Association Annual Meeting, “Eliminating Bias in the Corporate Law Department”, (May 2014)

Moderator, Ark Legal, “The Next Generation of GC’s – Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”, (February 2014)

Presenter, Ramsey County Bar Association, “Is the Maternal Wall Holding Up the Glass Ceiling? Legal Considerations in Caregiver Discrimination”, (June 2013)

Presenter, FDCC, “The Young and the Restless: Legal Issues to Consider with Gen Y’ers in the Workplace”, (March 2013)

Presenter, Corporate Counsel Summit "OMG R U Txtg from the Jury Box", (October 2009)

Presenter, NAWL/MWL Taking Charge of Your Career, "2015 Challenge - Promoting Women in the Legal Profession" (April 2009)

Panel Moderator, NAWL/MWL Taking Charge of Your Career Seminar, "Negotiating and Settlement Skills" (April 2008)

Presenter, DRI Trucking Seminar, "Handling Discovery to Keep the Focus on the Accident and Not the Carrier" (April 2008)

Presenter, MDLA Seminar, "Ethical Considerations in the Assertion of Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product." (August 2007)

Chair, National Association of Women Lawyers Seminar, “From Backpack to Briefcase.” (March 2007)

Presenter, DRI Products Liability Seminar, “Yours, Mine and Ours: Using the Other Sides Expert to Defeat Causation.” (Feb. 2007)

Seminar Committee Member, 34th Annual Minnesota RIMS Seminar, “Staying One Step Ahead.” (Feb. 2007)

Minnesota Chapter, "Spoliation of Evidence: A Compendium of State and Federal Law," DRI (2006)

Seminar Committee Member, 33rd Annual Minnesota RIMS Seminar, "Changing Perspectives." (Feb. 2006)

Presenter, DRI Seminar, "On the Road Again: Recent Developments in Trucking Law - Defending Claim Violations," (October 2005)

Co-Author, Minnesota Chapter of "Products Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium," DRI (2001)