Kapri Saunders is a litigator who represents private and public companies, as well as business professionals, in complex civil litigation, including government investigations, and in white-collar criminal cases. Her practice also includes appellate litigation.
Kapri has advised clients on disputes arising out of business contracts, mortgage lending, insurance, 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 regulations. She has experience in drafting trial motions, proposed jury instructions, and appellate briefs. Additionally, she has experience assessing potential claims, developing trial strategy, and managing discovery.
Prior to practicing law, Kapri worked in higher education administration at a small private college, developing the residence life department and creating campus programming. After law school, she served one term as a law clerk to Chief Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and one term as a law clerk to Judge Ann Claire Williams at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. While clerking, Kapri worked on cases involving civil and criminal trials and appeals and immigration and other administrative cases.
Kapri is active in the community, volunteering with various organizations.
- 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 Courts for the Northern Districts of California and Ohio
- 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)