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

One Minute of Overtime

Welcome to One Minute of Overtime, where I will share insights on Labor and Employment Law topics, mostly related to minimum wage and overtime compliance issues. These areas are critical for all employers and failure to comply exposes employers to liquidated damages and attorney's fees. It is important to know that wage and hour claims can easily be pursued on behalf of a class of current and former employees.

Compliance in this area of law is nuanced and technical, so it is critical for employers to audit and adjust their practices to remain compliant, so stop by to stay up-to-date and in-the-know.

Connect with Russell Berger on LinkedIn to see the latest One Minute of Overtime posts.

OK at Work



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.


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Co-Written Articles

OK at Work: The New CDC Guidance and How it Impacts the Workplace

The CDC has issued new guidance to maximize protection from the COVID-19 Delta variant, recommending that fully-vaccinated individuals should wear…

OK at Work: The Emerging Cold & Flu Season in the Workplace

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the impact of COVID-19 on this…

OK at Work: President Biden Calls for Ban on Non-Competes in New Executive Order

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Radio Interviews

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

Tuesday,  March 31, 2020