Senior Counsel, Litigation
Under Armour Inc.
As senior counsel to Under Armour, Kristin Herber has to stay on top of her game.
She joined one the nation’s fastest growing sports apparel retailers in 2013 after working for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and two Baltimore litigation firms. Herber received a bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina and attended the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
It was while studying to become an attorney that Herber began volunteering at food pantries, first at St. Michael’s Outreach Center in Fells Point and then at CARES in Govans, where she continues to volunteer today.
In a way, the volunteer work has framed how Herber sees her professional success, which she measures in the results she is able to achieve for her clients. Nowhere, she said, does she feel that results are more important than when she is representing clients on a pro bono basis, because those clients are typically seeking assistance with legal matters that are deeply personal.
Herber’s first pro bono client sought a divorce and a way out of an abusive relationship, which Herber helped her achieve.
“When lawyers provide pro bono service, that also positively affects the society at large because access to justice is so vital to our society,” Herber said. “When only the wealthy are able to access justice, the entire society suffers.”
Herber is the president of the board of directors for the annual fund at Roland Park Elementary and Middle School. She is the vice president of the board of directors for the Pro Bono Resource of Maryland Inc. and serves on the board for the Emerging Technology Center, the Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation and other groups.