Sydney E. VanBerg, Associate

Biography

Sydney VanBerg focuses her practice on general civil and commercial litigation matters. She counsels clients in a wide variety of industries and areas, including accounting, banking, agriculture and farming, construction, technology and software development, manufacturing, professional ethics and liability, transportation, and healthcare.

Sydney is a key participant in forming the litigation strategies that lead her clients to success by briefing and researching pretrial motions, engaging in pretrial negotiation, and managing all parts of discovery, including ESI. Sydney also has experience mediating both commercial and civil cases and helps clients explore the benefits of pursuing settlements in those settings.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Winning on summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer of non-alcoholic beverages in a dispute concerning the termination of a distributor.
  • Successfully arguing and briefing motions to compel claims to arbitration based on arbitration clauses within e-scooter user scroll-wrap agreements.
  • Assisting with the successful dismissal of a negligence action against an e-scooter company without leave to amend.
  • Assisting with a commercial foreclosure bench trial that resulted in a total victory.
  • Assisting in the successful defense of an AmLaw 100 law firm against a motion to disqualify it as counsel.

As a law student, Sydney served as a judicial extern for Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson of the Western District of Wisconsin.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
    • Best Performances in Civil Procedure I, Torts, and Pre-trial Advocacy
    • Pro Bono Society
  • University of Texas (B.A., 2011)
    • Major: Plan II Honors and English Honors
    • University of Texas Cross-Examination Debate Team

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Western District Bar Association (Member, Board of Governors)
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