Education & Admissions

  • J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Maryland, 2007
  • B.A. (with honors), Johns Hopkins University, 2004
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia


  • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Non-profit board member of the Family Crisis Center
  • Member of Offit Kurman's Diversity Committee
  • Non-profit board member of PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, an affiliate of the Kennedy Krieger Institute


The impact of COVID-19 on the workplace is unprecedented. As an employer, you are likely facing challenges you have never faced before, receiving questions from employees you have never been asked before, and looking for creative work solutions you have never tried before. This is uncharted territory for many.


"Virginia Adopts New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards"

Virginia recently became the first state to adopt an emergency workplace safety standard addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.  While these specific…

"With “Technical Corrections” Made, the Coronavirus Bill Makes its Way to the Senate"

After the House of Representatives voted on and passed the initial version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on…

"What Employers Need to Know About the New FLSA Overtime Rule and Salary Thresholds in 2020"

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal law that requires certain classifications of employees to be paid an…

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Co-Written Articles

OK At Work: COVID-19 Update in Maryland

This week on OK At Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger offer practical takeaways for clients for the holiday season…

OK at Work: Independent Contractors

Offit Kurman attorneys Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer sit down for another episode of OK at Work to discuss independent…

Remote Rundown: September 24th, 2020

Even though we are physically apart, we’ve still connected virtually to bring you the latest updates each week through the…

Radio Interviews

Russell Berger & Kelci Longaker --- COVID-19 Update

Tuesday,  March 31, 2020