Carrie Zochert is a partner and seasoned litigator at Berens & Miller, P.A. Ms. Zochert focuses her practice on management-side employment law and complex business litigation. Her practice covers the spectrum of employment litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as charges of discrimination before the Minnesota Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Ms. Zochert has handled cases involving claims of race, religious, age, gender, and disability discrimination, as well as retaliatory discharge, sexual harassment, and non-compete/restrictive covenant claims. She has significant experience in the defense of collective and class action lawsuits involving state and federal wage and overtime violations, misclassification, and discrimination claims. She routinely advises clients on employment and work-related issues.
In addition to employment law cases, Ms. Zochert also has experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation disputes, including breach of contract, business torts, insurance coverage, trade secrets, trademark, and patent disputes. She also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution venues, including arbitration (AAA, JAMS, FINRA) and private mediation of matters. Ms. Zochert has successfully represented clients in appellate matters, both as the appellant and as the respondent. As a result of her extensive and varied practice, Ms. Zochert has experience providing direction and insight for high-level strategic decisions involving nationwide litigation, e-discovery, and settlement.
Ms. Zochert is a member of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Hennepin County Bar Association. Ms. Zochert received her JD from William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam Hanson and the Honorable Randolph Peterson at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.