Kapri Saunders is a litigator who represents private and public companies, as well as business professionals, in complex civil litigation, government investigations, and white collar criminal matters.
Kapri has advised clients on disputes arising out of business contracts, consumer fraud and protection, mortgage lending and real estate transactions, public corruption, violation of federal criminal statutes, and investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) regulations, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations.
Kapri has experience at every stage of litigation. She has managed and conducted factual investigations and discovery, drafted successful dipositive motions and appellate briefs, argued motions, developed trial strategies, and has negotiated settlements. She also has civil and criminal trial experience.
Prior to practicing law, Kapri worked in higher education administration at a small private college, developing the residence life department, creating campus programming, and advising students.
Kapri maintains an active pro bono practice with a particular focus on advocating on behalf of wrongfully convicted persons and helping domestic abuse survivors obtain restraining orders against their abusers.
- October 20-21, 2016
California Minority Counsel Program – 27th Annual Business Conference
- University of Iowa (J.D. with distinction and special honors 2011; Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice); Northern Arizona University (B.A. in Modern Languages: French & Spanish, summa cum laude with honors)
- California, Missouri, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- Law Clerk: to Judge Ann Claire Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (2015-2016) and to Chief Judge Solomon Oliver Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (2011–2013); judicial intern to Judge Joseph Kreamer, Maricopa County Superior Court (Summer 2009)