Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa is an attorney licensed in the United States (Pennsylvania, New Jersey) and Latvia, and a registered European trademark and design attorney. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, she has lived in Latvia since 2005. She is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., History), The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D.) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Juris doctor, Law Review).
She has practiced law for over 15 years, including at a leading pan-Baltic law firm, and is a regular lecturer in general business and intellectual property law at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and the Riga Graduate School of Law.