Alumni Spotlight - Addison Berry

Howard University School of Law alumnus 

Addison Berry (J.D. '16) recently became a consultant to Bain & Company, one of the world's leading management consulting firms. 

Born in Detroit, Berry attended Florida State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Real Estate. Prior to attending Howard Law, Berry worked as a managing member of TPL Global Industries, where he developed the company’s business strategy, marketed recycled plastic resin and secured seed investment for the expansion of a recycling facility.

While at Howard Law, Berry worked as a law clerk for DTE Energy Co., Detroit’s largest utility company. He also worked at Edison Electric Institute, which represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. As a summer associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Berry structured business transactions focused on renewable energy where.

Throughout his matriculation at Howard Law, Berry was relentless in his journey toward achieving academic excellence. He maintained placement in the top of his class, in part, by earning the highest grade in nine courses, most notably in his Real-Property and Corporations classes. Others classes in which he excelled included Criminal Law, Constitutional Law I, Legal Methods, Legal Writing II, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Commercial Paper, and Federal Income Tax. He simultaneously completed hundreds of hours of public service initiatives.  

Berry served as a legal writing research assistant and teaching assistant, as well as a Howard Law Journal senior research editor, advising students as they researched and wrote their own journal articles on various legal and policy issues.

After graduating from Howard Law, Berry matriculated at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, in lieu of an associate position with Kirkland & Ellis, in order to work with the world's foremost policymakers and business leaders on renewable energy and electricity policy and development. His passion for investment management, start-ups, and renewable energy development has subsequently evolved into a lucrative and innovative career path.

At Bain & Co., Berry works with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire. For more than 40 years, Bain, according to its website, has been passionate about achieving better results for its clients—results that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic and enduring.

Bain advises global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategymarketingorganizationoperationsinformation technologydigital transformation and strategyadvanced analyticstransformationssustainabilitycorporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

Bain’s website states that its unique approach to traditional change management, called Results Delivery®, helps clients measure and manage risk and overcome the odds to realize results.

Bain has worked with the majority of the Global 500, thousands of major regional and local organizations, hundreds of nonprofits, and private equity funds representing 75 percent of global equity capital. 

Bain’s website states that it is proud of its clients' track record, like the fact that its public clients have historically outperformed the stock market 4 to 1.