Barry Koopmann is the managing partner of the Minneapolis office of Bowman and Brooke and co-chair of the firm’s medical device and pharmaceutical practice group. He is a trial lawyer who defends product manufacturers in high-stakes litigation nationwide. Barry has served as National Coordinating Counsel in high-profile medical device trials and appeals. He enjoys mastering the science, facts, and law applicable to his cases and using that knowledge to get his clients the best possible results.
Among his notable experience, Barry was trial counsel in a bellwether jury trial defending the manufacturer of an orthopedic surgical device, and served as support trial counsel on behalf of a medical device manufacturer in a jury trial involving alleged injuries sustained from pelvic mesh. Barry serves on the national expert team in one of the largest multidistrict litigations in history, identifying and developing experts, preparing experts for depositions and trials, and defending and taking expert depositions. Barry has taken scores of expert and key fact witness depositions in cases involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and other products in areas such as urogynecology, pathology, orthopedic surgery, dermatology, gastroenterology, FDA regulatory compliance, automotive design, biomechanics, and accident reconstruction.
Barry has been recognized by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star nine times, and was named an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Minnesota Lawyer magazine. Barry is also active in pro bono work; serving as a volunteer attorney representing children in the foster care system via the Children's Law Center of Minnesota. In 2014, he was recognized as a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association because of his pro bono work, and the firm—due to Barry's work and the work of several of his colleagues—was awarded the Children's Law Center's Distinguished Service Award.
Barry earned his Juris Doctor with high honors from Drake University in 2003. While at Drake, Barry was published in the Drake Law Review, served as its Research Editor, and was awarded the Morris A. Haft Award for distinguished service to the Drake Law Review. He lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters.