atest

atest2017-12-02T02:45:30-05:00

September 2019

Congratulations to Rachel Kitze Collins for being named an Up & Coming Attorney

Sep 17, 2019|Categories: News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins|

Please join us in congratulating LGN associate Rachel Kitze Collins on being named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. The recognition highlights lawyers in their first 10 years of practice who have already distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and leadership service in the community. Ms. Kitze Collins [...]

Carey Johnson volunteers for Shooting Star Foundation Auction as part of LGN’s 40440 initiative

Sep 17, 2019|Categories: 40-for-40, News|

LGN Paralegal Carey Johnson volunteered at The Shooting Star Foundation’s annual Celebrate the Star auction. The Shooting Star Foundation, co-founded by Ms. Johnson’s friends Joe and Melissa Biller, provides financial assistance for early-interventional therapy for special needs children from birth to age six to enhance life-changing development during this critical [...]

August 2019

LGN to co-host CLE with The Advocates for Human Rights

Aug 29, 2019|Categories: News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen will be co-hosting a CLE session on the topic of labor trafficking alongside The Advocates for Human Rights on Friday September 6th from 9:00-10:30am at our offices in Minneapolis. The aim of the training, entitled T-visa: Family reunification, TVAP, and elimination of bias will be for attendees [...]

Five LGN Partners Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America

Aug 16, 2019|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, Karen Hanson Riebel, News, Richard A. Lockridge, Susan E. Ellingstad, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

Congratulations to LGN partners Richard Lockridge, Charlie Nauen, Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, and Karen Hanson Riebel for being named by Best Lawyers to their 2020 Best Lawyers in America list. They were recognized for their work in the following areas: Richard Lockridge – Securities Litigation Charles Nauen – Environmental Law [...]

LGN Federal Relations Policy Brief: Federal Transportation Funding

Aug 12, 2019|Categories: Emily J. Tranter, Federal Relations, News|

Although Congress is out of session for its August recess and passing a large bipartisan infrastructure package is less likely to become reality, other major transportation and infrastructure initiatives have a real opportunity to pass a divided Congress and be signed into law by the president. America’s Transportation Infrastructure [...]

LGN volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Aug 9, 2019|Categories: 40-for-40, News|

As part of the firm’s 40440 Initiative, Lockridge Grindal Nauen attorneys and staff volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes in our community for families in need. Habitat for Humanity works in local communities across all 50 states in the US and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat builds [...]

LGN Federal Relations Policy Brief: Proposed rule change for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Aug 6, 2019|Categories: Federal Relations, News|

LGN’s Federal Relations Group is closely monitoring the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) proposed rule change that was released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 24th, 2019. This proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),” would eliminate “broad-based categorical eligibility,” [...]

Lockridge Grindal Nauen welcomes Alana Petersen as Managing Director of Federal Relations

Aug 1, 2019|Categories: Alana J. Petersen, News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) is pleased to announce a major addition to its growing Federal Relations team with the hiring of Alana Petersen as Managing Director of Federal Relations for the firm’s 30-year old Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Petersen will manage the day-to-day operations of the firm's Federal Relations [...]

July 2019

LGN collects books for Read Indeed Book Drive

Jul 31, 2019|Categories: 40-for-40, News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen attorneys and staff collected over 100 books to donate to Read Indeed as part of a firm-wide book drive.Read Indeed is a nonprofit literacy organization founded in 2009 by an 8 year old right here in Minnesota. Since its inception, Read Indeed had collected and distributed more [...]

LGN Clothing Drive Benefits Ready for Success

Jul 31, 2019|Categories: 40-for-40, News|

LGN collected a wide variety of gently-used and new professional clothing, accessories, and new personal care items as part of a clothing drive benefiting Ready for Success, a program of Project for Pride in Living (PPL). Ready for Success provides low-income women and men with these donated items which are [...]

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz visits LGN

Jul 18, 2019|Categories: News|

LGN was pleased to welcome Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to our offices on July 17, 2019 for a special reception with the firm’s attorneys, staff, and clients. Governor Walz visited with attendees on a wide range of issues facing the state, including education, transportation, and bonding. The [...]

Five LGN Attorneys named North Star Lawyers for Pro Bono Work

Jul 15, 2019|Categories: 40-for-40, Arielle S. Wagner, Elizabeth R. Odette, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins, Stephanie A. Chen|

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has recognized Stephanie Chen, Arielle Wagner, Kate Baxter-Kauf, Rachel Kitze Collins, Elizabeth Odette (not pictured) as North Star Lawyers for their pro bono work. North Star Lawyers are MSBA members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono service [...]

13 LGN Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, including four of the state’s Top 100 MN Super Lawyers and four of the Top 50 MN Women Super Lawyers

Jul 8, 2019|Categories: Brian D. Clark, Charles N. Nauen, H. Theodore Grindal, Heidi M. Silton, Karen Hanson Riebel, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins, Richard A. Lockridge, Robert K. Shelquist, Susan E. Ellingstad, W. Joseph Bruckner, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that thirteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. A special congratulations to LGN partners Charles Nauen, Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, and Karen Hanson Riebel who were named as four of Minnesota's Top [...]

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Welcomes Maureen Kane Berg, Kailey Mrosak, and Jessica Servais as the Firm’s Newest Attorneys

Jul 2, 2019|Categories: Jessica N. Servais, Kailey C. Mrosak, Maureen Kane Berg, News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is pleased to welcome Maureen Kane Berg, Jessica Servais, and Kailey Mrosak as the firm's newest attorneys. Maureen Kane Berg practices in the firm’s data breach, antitrust law, business litigation and securities litigation practice groups. Ms. Berg graduated from Dartmouth College and the University [...]

June 2019

LGN’s Federal Relations Team Monitors Surprise Billing Legislation

Jun 25, 2019|Categories: Federal Relations, News|

LGN’s Federal Government Relations Group is closely monitoring the “surprise medical bills” legislation that is moving forward in the U.S. Senate and House with bipartisan support. These healthcare bills are noteworthy for two reasons. First, the bills could affect any Minnesotan with a self-insured employer-sponsored health plan. According to [...]

LGN supports MN Urban Debate League Mayors’ Challenge

Jun 6, 2019|Categories: Gregg M. Fishbein, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News|

LGN was proud to sponsor the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s Mayors’ Challenge Tournament on June 4, 2019. The event featured Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, the other guest judges who oversaw this year's debate, and this year’s Champion of Change honoree, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. LGN [...]

Charlie Nauen receives Hubert H. Humphrey Award

Jun 4, 2019|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, News|

Congratulations to LGN partner Charlie Nauen on receiving the Minnesota DFL’s Hubert H. Humphrey Award. The award was presented at the DFL's annual Humphrey-Mondale dinner before an audience of 1,500, including keynote speaker Nancy Pelosi, elected officials, party leaders, and representatives from Minnesota’s unions and businesses. Prior to his acceptance [...]

May 2019

Ann Lenczewski shares “Seven Tips for Successful Legislative Advocacy” in latest issue of Minnesota Cities Magazine

May 30, 2019|Categories: Ann T. Lenczewski, News|

As Minnesota’s legislative session concluded this month, Ann Lenczewski of LGN’s State & Local Government Relations team shared “Seven Tips for Successful Legislative Advocacy” for local governments in latest issue of Minnesota Cities Magazine, published by the League of Minnesota Cities. Ann represents a number of local governments with issues [...]

Lockridge Grindal Nauen completes over half of its 40440 service projects in honor of the firm’s 40th Anniversary

May 13, 2019|Categories: 40-for-40, News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen's 40440 initiative is halfway to its goal of completing 40 acts of service in honor of its 40th year in business. From volunteer hours for local community organizations to donations to area non-profits, LGN attorneys, government relations professionals, and staff have completed over 20 acts of service [...]

LGN’s Rebecca Kanninen and Emily Tranter speak at Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association ETI Expo

May 1, 2019|Categories: Emily J. Tranter, News, Rebecca J. Kanninen|

LGN was proud to be a Chief Presenting Sponsor of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association’s Executive Training Institute & Law Enforcement Expo last week. LGN partner Rebecca Kanninen introduced the association’s Executive Director, Andy Skoogman, at the conference's President’s Reception. Emily Tranter, from LGN’s Federal Relations team in Washington, [...]

April 2019

Brian Clark, Arielle Wagner, and Stephanie Chen lead antitrust discussion at Macalester College

Apr 21, 2019|Categories: Arielle S. Wagner, Brian D. Clark, News, Stephanie A. Chen|

On April 12, 2019, LGN attorneys Brian Clark, Arielle Wagner, and Stephanie Chen led a discussion on antitrust litigation with economics students at Macalaster College. The discussion was part of Macalester’s Industrial Organization class and introduced students to types of anticompetitive behavior, applicable regulatory schemes, and case mechanics. Macalester College [...]

LGN collects more than 200 pounds of food and $3,330 in cash donations for Neighborhood House food drive

Apr 16, 2019|Categories: 40-for-40, News, Rebecca J. Kanninen|

LGN partners, attorneys, and staff raised more than $3,000 to support Neighborhood House’s annual food drive this spring. This effort, which LGN has supported for many years, is the latest in a series of projects the firm has undertaken as part of its 40 4 40 initiative. The initiative celebrates [...]

Brian Clark Presents at National eDiscovery Leadership Institute

Apr 11, 2019|Categories: Brian D. Clark, News|

On April 5, 2019, LGN partner Brian Clark presented at the National eDiscovery Leadership Institute (NeLI) on a panel entitled “Negotiating Discovery: Obstacles and Pathways to Success.” NeLI was formed in 2014 to provide high quality educational opportunities to judges and legal professionals specifically focused on electronically stored information (ESI) [...]

Dave Zoll speaks at annual Minnesota Environmental Institute

Apr 11, 2019|Categories: David J. Zoll, News|

LGN partner Dave Zoll spoke to the over 200 attendees of the Minnesota Environmental Institute on April 11th. Citing projects ranging from animal feedlots to petroleum pipelines, his session analyzed the year’s most important developments in environmental review and environmental rights related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Minnesota [...]

Rachel Kitze Collins elected President of Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of the American Constitution Society

Apr 2, 2019|Categories: News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins|

Congratulations to LGN attorney Rachel Kitze Collins on her election as president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of the American Constitution Society. She previously served as the organization’s Vice-President. The American Constitution Society (ACS) is the nation’s leading progressive legal organization. With over 200 student and lawyer chapters in almost [...]

Charlie Nauen selected to serve on the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Apr 1, 2019|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, News|

Congratulations to LGN partner Charlie Nauen on his selection as a member of the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Charlie has long been involved with the organization at the state level, including serving as the Democratic political co-chair of the organization in Minnesota. The [...]

March 2019

Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan speaks with students at Boys & Girls Clubs Day at the Capitol

Mar 20, 2019|Categories: Arielle S. Wagner, Brian D. Clark, News, Stephanie A. Chen|

LGN was proud to partner with our client, the Minnesota Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, to organize their annual “Day at the Capitol” event on Wednesday, March 20th. We were honored to have Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan speak with students from across the state who are enrolled with [...]

Rick Linsk moderates CLE panel on defamation law

Mar 18, 2019|Categories: News, Rick N. Linsk|

LGN attorney Rick Linsk (left) organized and moderated a continuing legal education panel discussion at the Hennepin County Bar Association on recent developments in Minnesota defamation law. Speakers were lawyers Mark Anfinson (center) and Marshall Tanick (right). Mr. Linsk, who practices civil litigation with LGN and previously was a newspaper [...]

Members of Minnesota Congressional Delegation speak at MPPOA Congressional Breakfast

Mar 11, 2019|Categories: News|

Thank you to Congressman Jim Hagedorn, Congressman Pete Stauber, and several other members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation for speaking with members of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association at their Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Lockridge Grindal Nauen has proudly represented the MPPOA in Washington for over two decades [...]

LGN Congratulates MSFA Chair Vekich on his Reappointment

Mar 4, 2019|Categories: News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. congratulates Michael Vekich on his reappointment by Governor Tim Walz to continue serving as Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA). LGN’s state government relations team has represented the MSFA at the Capitol since it was established under the stadium bill passed in 2012. Since [...]

Kate Baxter-Kauf featured at Federal Bar Association’s Rising Professionals Symposium

Mar 4, 2019|Categories: Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News|

LGN attorney Kate Baxter-Kauf presented as part of the Federal Bar Association’s Rising Professionals Symposium last month. Her presentation, entitled Now That We’ve Found Standing, What Are We Gonna Do With It? What’s on the Horizon for Data Breach Litigation provided attendees with a status update on retailer, medical, and [...]

February 2019

Susan Ellingstad speaks on panel regarding federal and state Equal Pay Act litigation

Feb 27, 2019|Categories: News, Susan E. Ellingstad|

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad recently participated in a panel at the ABA Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee’s 2019 Midwinter Meeting. The panel discussed litigating and defending pay discrimination class action cases under state and federal law. Ms. Ellingstad leads the firm’s employment law practice, representing business and governmental clients in [...]

Yvonne Flaherty speaking at HarrisMartin Litigation Conference

Feb 26, 2019|Categories: News, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

LGN Partner Yvonne Flaherty will be speaking at HarrisMartin's 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Conference on March 7th, 2019. Ms. Flaherty will focus her remarks on Overcoming Jurisdictional Challenges in Earplug Cases. Ms. Flaherty focuses her practice on the representation of injured parties in complex litigation against pharmaceutical and medical device [...]

January 2019

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Announces New Leadership & Team Members of Federal Relations Group

Jan 28, 2019|Categories: News, Rebecca J. Kanninen|

With a growing profile, the Lockridge Grindal Nauen Federal Relations Group is excited to announce a new leadership structure and new team members for its Washington, D.C. office. LGN Partner Rebecca Kanninen has been named the new leader for LGN’s Federal Relations Group – building upon her work overseeing the [...]

December 2018

Kate Baxter-Kauf featured in Minnesota Lawyer on how debate has shaped her career

Dec 7, 2018|Categories: Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News|

LGN Attorney Kate Baxter-Kauf was recently profiled in Minnesota Lawyer discussing the impact her high school and college debate experience has on her practice and how it influenced her career path. The feature can be found here. Kate Baxter-Kauf’s practice is concentrated in the firm’s data breach, antitrust law, business [...]

LGN Partner David Asp serves on faculty for Minnesota CLE seminar titled “Federal Litigation Strategies for Immigration Lawyers”

Dec 6, 2018|Categories: David W. Asp, News|

LGN Partner David Asp will serve on the faculty for an afternoon seminar presented by Minnesota CLE entitled “Federal Litigation Strategies for Immigration Lawyers.” As one of five faculty members, Asp will present to an audience consisting primarily of immigration attorneys on strategies for challenging immigration decisions through federal-court litigation. [...]

Lockridge Grindal Nauen and Synergetic Endeavors Announce New Public Affairs Company

Dec 5, 2018|Categories: News|

Primacy Strategy Group to Serve the Midwest Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. and Synergetic Endeavors are excited to formally announce the launch of a new jointly-owned company, Primacy Strategy Group. The new firm will provide lobbying, regulatory, and public affairs services to clients throughout the Midwest region. Primacy Strategy Group [...]

LGN’s employment law team preps and serves meals at St. Stephens

Dec 3, 2018|Categories: 40-for-40, David W. Asp, Jennifer L. M. Jacobs, News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins, Rick N. Linsk, Stephen M. Owen, Susan E. Ellingstad|

LGN attorneys and staff, including the firm’s employment law team, took part in the firm’s 40440 community service initiative last week when they partnered with St. Stephen's Human Services to prepare and serve a meal at a local shelter in Minneapolis. LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad, who also serves on the [...]

November 2018

LGN Attorney Rick Linsk and Summer Associate Kasia Kokoszka Explain Minnesota CLE Denials Process in Bench & Bar

Nov 20, 2018|Categories: News, Rick N. Linsk|

In this month’s Bench & Bar, LGN attorney Rick Linsk and Summer Associate Kasia Kokoszka explore the process and procedures the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education uses to approve or deny a course for CLE credit, as well as an unusual case where a course’s approval was revoked after [...]

LGN D.C. team coat drive supports Central Union Mission

Nov 15, 2018|Categories: 40-for-40, Heidi M. Silton, Karen Hanson Riebel, News, Simeon A. Morbey|

As part of LGN’s 40440 initiative, the firm’s Washington, DC-based Federal Relations team was joined by attorneys Karen Hanson Riebel, Heidi Silton, Anna Horning Nygren, and Simeon Morbey to deliver several bags of donated winter coats, hats, and gloves to Central Union Mission in our nation’s capitol. Central Union Mission [...]

LGN named a Best Law Firm for Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation

Nov 2, 2018|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, News, Richard A. Lockridge, Susan E. Ellingstad, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

Congratulations to LGN’s Environmental Law and Products Liability teams on being included on U.S. World & News Report and Best Lawyers annual rankings of “Best Law Firms”. The 2019 rankings were based on more than 1,125,000 law firm assessments and over 107,000 client evaluations. To be eligible for a ranking, [...]

October 2018

LGN Partner David Asp taught a two-day seminar on the topic “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Indian Country”

Oct 31, 2018|Categories: David W. Asp, News|

LGN Partner David Asp taught a two-day seminar on the topic “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Indian Country” last week. The seminar, designed by Asp, focused on multiple aspects of the opioid crisis that affect tribal communities, including unique issues relating to tribal health care entities and programs addressing the [...]

Brian Clark and Elizabeth Odette talk “A Day in the Life of a Plaintiffs Lawyer” for ABA Antitrust Section webinar

Oct 31, 2018|Categories: Brian D. Clark, Elizabeth R. Odette, News|

LGN partner Elizabeth Odette recently moderated a webinar panel for law students hosted by the ABA Antitrust Section. LGN partner Brian Clark also presented on drafting a complaint and case development as part of the webinar, which focused on what it is like to represent Plaintiffs in antitrust litigation. Event [...]

Brian Clark leads 4th Annual Complex Litigation e-Discovery Forum

Oct 1, 2018|Categories: Brian D. Clark, News|

LGN Partner Brian Clark led the 4th Annual Complex Litigation e-Discovery Forum (CLEF) last week at the Minneapolis Club. The event, which Clark co-founded in 2015, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for complex-litigation attorneys to share experiences, and discuss lessons learned and best practices surrounding electronic discovery issues unique to the [...]

September 2018

Eric Tostrud of Lockridge Grindal Nauen Confirmed to Federal Bench

Sep 6, 2018|Categories: News|

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Today, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Eric Tostrud of Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. “We are proud and thrilled. Eric will be an outstanding judge on the federal bench,” said Dick Lockridge on behalf of the firm. [...]

August 2018

Four LGN Partners named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America

Aug 20, 2018|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, News, Richard A. Lockridge, Susan E. Ellingstad, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

Congratulations to LGN partners Richard Lockridge, Charles Nauen, Susan Ellingstad, and Yvonne Flaherty for being named by Best Lawyers to their 2019 Best Lawyers in America list. They were recognized for their work in the following areas: Richard Lockridge – Securities Litigation Charles Nauen – Environmental Law & Environmental Litigation Susan Ellingstad – [...]

July 2018

Brian Clark Featured in Minnesota Lawyer on E-discovery

Jul 27, 2018|Categories: Brian D. Clark, News|

LGN partner Brian Clark was featured in Minnesota Lawyer regarding electronic discovery and his recommendation that other attorneys study the emerging practice area. The feature can be found here. Brian Clark is a co-founder of the annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum and teaches an e-discovery seminar at the University of [...]

Six LGN Attorneys Named North Star Lawyers for Pro Bono Work

Jul 12, 2018|Categories: Elizabeth R. Odette, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News, Rick N. Linsk|

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has recognized LGN attorneys Elizabeth Odette, Kate Baxter-Kauf, Rick Linsk, Anna Horning Nygren and Kristen Marttila as North Star Lawyers. North Star Lawyers are MSBA members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono service to low-income individuals or organizations that serve [...]

Fifteen LGN Attorneys named Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Jul 9, 2018|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, Heidi M. Silton, Karen Hanson Riebel, News, Susan E. Ellingstad, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

Congratulations to the 15 LGN attorneys who were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Minnesota via a multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. A special congratulations to Charles Nauen and Susan Ellingstad who were named [...]

June 2018

Anna Horning Nygren Appointed to American Bar Association Antitrust Section Membership and Diversity Committee

Jun 20, 2018|Categories: News|

Congratulations to LGN Partner Anna Horning Nygren on her appointment as the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section Membership and Diversity Committee. The Membership and Diversity Committee is tasked with growing the membership of the Antitrust Section and advancing the full and equal participation of its members. [...]

LGN hosts Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig

Jun 15, 2018|Categories: News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen was pleased to host Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig for a conversation with attorneys and staff on June 12, 2018. Justice McKeig was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court by Governor Mark Dayton in 2016 and will be running for a full 6-year term this fall. [...]

LGN Attorneys take leadership role on Minnesota State Bar Association Antitrust Council

Jun 11, 2018|Categories: Brian D. Clark, Craig S. Davis, Heidi M. Silton, News, W. Joseph Bruckner|

Anna Horning Nygren and Brian Clark were re-elected to the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Council at the Antitrust Section’s annual meeting on May 23, 2018. Craig Davis is completing his year as past chair of MSBA’s Antitrust Section, and was elected as an emeritus member of the Antitrust Council. [...]

May 2018

LGN Welcomes Arielle Wagner and Stephen Owen as the firm’s newest Attorneys

May 25, 2018|Categories: Arielle S. Wagner, News, Stephen M. Owen|

A 2016 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Arielle Wagner concentrates her practice in the firm’s antitrust, data breach, health care, and business practice groups. During law school, Arielle was a certified student attorney in the Indian Child Welfare Act Clinic and served as a Managing Editor of [...]

LGN hosts Como Park High School students for discussion

May 25, 2018|Categories: News|

Four college-bound high school seniors from Como Park High School, along with their teacher Eric Erickson, visited Lockridge Grindal Nauen recently for a discussion about potential careers in law and government. The students were part of a group of 26 Como Park High School students that participated in the school’s [...]

LGN hosts AAI reception in Minneapolis

May 24, 2018|Categories: News, W. Joseph Bruckner|

On May 21, LGN hosted a reception in Minneapolis for the American Antitrust Institute. The AAI is an independent, nonprofit organization which, through research, education and advocacy, promotes the benefits of competition and antitrust enforcement. LGN actively supports the AAI and its mission, and LGN partner Joe Bruckner serves on [...]

Nine LGN Attorneys served as Reader mentors at Folwell Performing Arts Magnet School

May 21, 2018|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, Community, David J. Zoll, Elizabeth R. Odette, Gregg M. Fishbein, Heidi M. Silton, Michael J. Vanselow, News, Simeon A. Morbey|

During the school year, nine LGN attorneys have served as Reader mentors to 7th and 8th Grade Student Writers at Folwell Performing Arts Magnet School in Minneapolis. Each week students wrote essays on assigned topics which were mailed to mentors to read and provide feedback. Having a specific dedicated audience [...]

LGN attorneys step up to support MWL clothing drive

May 16, 2018|Categories: Community, News|

LGN attorneys and staff were proud to again donate clothing, jewelry, handbags, and shoes to the Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Clothing Drive in support of the Tubman Center and Dress for Success, which will provide them to low-income women seeking jobs. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence [...]

LGN Attorneys Leading the Bar

May 16, 2018|Categories: Arielle S. Wagner, Elizabeth R. Odette, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins|

LGN Attorneys Elizabeth Odette, Kate Baxter-Kauf, Rachel Kitze Collins, Kristen Marttila, and Arielle Wagner attended the FBA Minnesota Chapter Federal Judges’ Dinner Dance. At the event the Chapter recognized the work on diversity and inclusion undertaken by members and leaders of Minnesota affinity bar organizations. Ms. Marttila was recently elected [...]

Lockridge Grindal Nauen a strong presence at Minnesota Chiefs’ conference

May 10, 2018|Categories: News, Rebecca J. Kanninen|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen was a proud sponsor of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association’s (MCPA) Executive Training Institute & Law Enforcement Expo, which took place in Duluth April 22nd-25th. The conference featured a presentation from LGN Partner Anna Horning Nygren on preventing harassment in the workplace and best practices for [...]

April 2018

March 2018

LGN hosts Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich

Mar 16, 2018|Categories: News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen was pleased to host Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich for a conversation with attorneys and staff on March 9, 2018.Justice Chutich was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court by Governor Mark Dayton in 2016 and will be running for a full 6-year term this fall. [...]

Kristen Martilla examines class action tolling issues in ABA Antitrust Section newsletter

Mar 3, 2018|Categories: News|

Kristen Marttila, a partner in LGN’s Antitrust practice group, published an article examining the class-action tolling issues raised in China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh, currently pending before the Supreme Court. Her article, “The U.S. Supreme Court Takes on the Timeliness of Later-Filed Class Actions,” was published in the February edition [...]

February 2018

Rob Shelquist, Craig Davis, and Rebecca Peterson recognized as Attorneys of the Year

Feb 16, 2018|Categories: Craig S. Davis, News, Rebecca A. Peterson, Robert K. Shelquist|

Congratulations to LGN attorneys Rob Shelquist, Craig Davis, and Rebecca Peterson on being named Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. Each year, the publication recognizes the top achievements in the Minnesota legal profession. Recipients are chosen based on their leadership, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence [...]

Ian Marsh speaks with Environmental Law students on lobbying in the energy sector

Feb 16, 2018|Categories: Ian G. Marsh, News|

LGN’s Ian Marsh spoke with students at the University of Minnesota Law School’s Advanced Environmental Law Seminar on February 13 on lobbying in the energy sector. The seminar, which is led by LGN environmental law attorneys Charlie Nauen and Dave Zoll, provides in-depth instruction regarding current environmental issues through class [...]

Congratulations to LGN’s Eric C. Tostrud, who was nominated Monday for an opening on the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Feb 12, 2018|Categories: News|

We are especially proud of Eric because of his long association with our firm. Eric joined LGN as a law clerk in 1989. After graduating from William Mitchell College of Law, summa cum laude, in 1990, he served clerkships for the Honorable Edward J. Devitt, U.S. District Court, District of [...]

LGN’s Greg Myers Named Chair of Finance Committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Feb 6, 2018|Categories: Gregory J. Myers, News|

LGN Partner Gregory J. Myers was recently named Chair of the Finance Committee and Board Treasurer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. Greg joined the board one year ago. Big Brothers Big Sisters served nearly 2,500 Twin Cities youths through community-based mentoring, site-based mentoring, enrichment activities, [...]

January 2018

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi visits LGN

Jan 26, 2018|Categories: News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen welcomed Ramsey County Attorney John Choi to our offices last week. Mr. Choi spoke about important issues facing Ramsey County, and his plan to tackle those issues. Mr. Choi is seeking reelection to his third term this November.

Elizabeth Odette featured in Hennepin Lawyer

Jan 5, 2018|Categories: Elizabeth R. Odette, News|

LGN partner Elizabeth Odette was recently featured in Hennepin Lawyer. Ms. Odette contributed to an article that advised attorneys on practicing law in dynamic times. The article, “Thriving in a Time of Change: Four Members, Four Perspectives” appears in the January/February 2018 issue of the publication. The article can be [...]

December 2017

LGN hosts reception with Saint Paul Mayor-elect Melvin Carter

Dec 27, 2017|Categories: News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen hosted an intimate reception honoring Saint Paul Mayor-Elect Melvin Carter last week. Mayor-Elect Carter spoke about his vision for the future of Saint Paul, the challenges the city faces, and his plans to tackle those challenges. Mayor-Elect Carter will be sworn in January 2, 2018. [...]

LGN partners with FamilyWise to adopt a family in need

Dec 24, 2017|Categories: Community, News|

For the 9th year in a row, Lockridge Grindal Nauen has partnered with FamilyWise, an organization dedicated to strengthening families by promoting the safety, stability, and well-being of children, to adopt a family in need for the holidays. FamilyWise began in 1976 and has expanded over the years to offer [...]

Brian Clark presents with 3M, DOJ attorneys as part of MSBA e-Discovery Panel

Dec 13, 2017|Categories: Brian D. Clark, News|

LGN attorney Brian Clark recently served on a panel with 3M Senior Counsel David Ernst and Senior Litigator Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Tracy Greer The panel was part of a CLE organized by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section. The CLE, E-Discovery & Antitrust Investigations: [...]

November 2017

Rob Shelquist speaks at Louisiana State Bar Association Complex Litigation Symposium

Nov 10, 2017|Categories: News, Robert K. Shelquist|

LGN Partner Robert Shelquist spoke at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 17th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium on Friday November 10th in New Orleans. He participated in a panel focusing on preemption issues in class action cases. Former Solicitor General of the United States Ken Starr and Richard Arsenault also [...]

Scott Moriarity talks copyright law at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Nov 10, 2017|Categories: News|

LGN attorney Scott Moriarity spoke at Minneapolis Community and Technical College last week to a class of “creative freelance” business students. The topic of his presentation was copyright law and best practices for creative professionals to protect and market their copyrightable work product. Mr. Moriarity represents a variety of creative [...]

LGN supports Cardozo Society Dinner

Nov 9, 2017|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, News, Rick N. Linsk|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen proudly supported the Twin Cities Cardozo Society’s 18th Annual Dinner on November 2nd. LGN Partner Charlie Nauen and LGN Associate Rick Linsk serve on the steering committee for The Cardozo Society, which is a group of Jewish attorneys, judges and law students who work to serve the [...]

October 2017

LGN partner Joe Bruckner to moderate American Antitrust Institute panel on Antitrust in the Agriculture Industry

Oct 20, 2017|Categories: News, W. Joseph Bruckner|

LGN partner Joe Bruckner moderated a panel of experts and practitioners on “Antitrust Issues In Private Enforcement Actions Against Agricultural Industries” at the American Antitrust Institute’s 11th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference, which took place on November 7, 2017 in Washington D.C. The panel reviewed recent private enforcement actions against [...]

Joe Bruckner to lead discussion at Cambridge Antitrust Litigation Forum

Oct 20, 2017|Categories: News, W. Joseph Bruckner|

LGN partner Joe Bruckner will moderate a panel of experts and practitioners on “Antitrust Issues In Private Enforcement Actions Against Agricultural Industries” at the American Antitrust Institute’s 11th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference, which will take place on November 7, 2017 in Washington D.C. The panel will review recent private enforcement actions against [...]

Gregg Fishbein speaks on panel for HCBA Civil Litigation and Business and Securities Litigation Sections

Oct 5, 2017|Categories: Gregg M. Fishbein, News|

LGN Partner Gregg Fishbein participated on the panel discussion “Words of Wisdom: Lessons Learned and Practice Pointers from the Bar and Bench,” on September 28. He shared insights from more than 20 years litigating on behalf of shareholders in federal and state court with the Hennepin County Bar Association Civil Litigation and [...]

Craig Davis Teaches Contracting Workshop

Oct 1, 2017|Categories: Craig S. Davis, News|

LGN attorney Craig Davis presented a “Contracting For Indirect Services And Indirect Materials Workshop” for the Twin Cities chapter of the Institute For Supply Management on September 21, 2017. His course included business and supply chain risks, pricing terms and conditions, and non-price terms and conditions. [...]

September 2017

Brian Clark leads 3rd Annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

Sep 21, 2017|Categories: Brian D. Clark, News|

LGN attorney Brian Clark led last week's Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum (CLEF) at the Minneapolis Club, including leading a discussion regarding “Early Preservation Discussions & ESI Disclosures During Motions To Dismiss.” Clark was co-host of the invitation-only CLEF event, which he co-founded in 2015. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for complex-litigation attorneys to share [...]

August 2017

Minnesota Supreme Court agrees with LGN, shareholders in Medtronic-Covidien tax inversion lawsuit

Aug 18, 2017|Categories: Gregg M. Fishbein, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News, Richard A. Lockridge, Vernon J. Vander Weide|

The Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously decided Wednesday that shareholders challenging the Medtronic-Covidien tax inversion could assert direct claims against Medtronic. Vern Vander Weide and Gregg Fishbein, along with Richard Lockridge and Kate Baxter-Kauf, represent the shareholders who are alleging that the inversion caused them to incur significant capital gains taxes and diluted their corporate ownership. The [...]

July 2017

Yvonne Flaherty speaks at AAJ Mass Tort Seminar.

Jul 31, 2017|Categories: News, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

LGN partner Yvonne Flaherty spoke earlier this month as part of the American Association for Justice's (AAJ) Mass Tort Best Practices Seminar in Boston, MA. Her session, entitled Mass Torts for the Masses, provided an overview of current mass tort cases and what attorneys can expect from these types of cases. Ms. [...]

Former State Representative and longtime association executive join Lockridge Grindal Nauen’s North Dakota Government Relations Team.

Jul 26, 2017|Categories: Blair B. Thoreson, News, Rudie L. Martinson|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen and Synergetic Endeavors are pleased to jointly announce two major additions to their growing North Dakota State Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs team today with the hiring of Blair Thoreson and Rudie Martinson. A fixture at the North Dakota State Capitol for nearly two decades, Blair Thoreson [...]

LGN partner Joe Bruckner named to American Antitrust Institute Board of Directors.

Jul 26, 2017|Categories: News, W. Joseph Bruckner|

Today, American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Board Chair Pamela Gilbert announced the addition of LGN Partner Joe Bruckner to the organizations Board of Directors. “Joe’s decades of leadership in the antitrust bar and his thoughtful and collaborative approach to decision-making will be tremendous assets to AAI,” said Gilbert. “We are thrilled to have [...]

16 LGN Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Jul 7, 2017|Categories: Brian D. Clark, Charles N. Nauen, David J. Zoll, Elizabeth R. Odette, H. Theodore Grindal, Heidi M. Silton, Karen Hanson Riebel, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins, Richard A. Lockridge, Rick N. Linsk, Robert K. Shelquist, Susan E. Ellingstad, W. Joseph Bruckner, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that 16 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. LGN’s ‘Super Lawyers’ The following attorneys have been named Super Lawyers. These attorneys ranked in the top 5% of the list in the Super Lawyers nomination, [...]

Five LGN Attorneys named among “Top 100 Attorneys” and “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers”.

Jul 7, 2017|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, Heidi M. Silton, Karen Hanson Riebel, News, Susan E. Ellingstad, Yvonne M. Flaherty|

A special congratulations to LGN partners Charles Nauen, Yvonne Flaherty, and Heidi Silton, who were each named among Minnesota's Top 100 Attorneys by Super Lawyers. This is the fifth year in a row that Charles Nauen has been named as a Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer and the second year in a row [...]

June 2017

May 2017

Craig Davis recognized by MSBA Antitrust Section

May 30, 2017|Categories: Craig S. Davis, News|

LGN attorney Craig Davis was recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section as the Section’s outgoing Chairperson. Immediate Past Chairperson Dan Hedlund presented Craig with a plaque of recognition for his leadership and service to the Antitrust Section at the Section’s annual meeting on May 11, 2017. The list of [...]

Elizabeth Odette, Rachel Kitze Collins, Kate Baxter-Kauf, and Kristen Marttila named North Star Lawyers

May 24, 2017|Categories: Community, Elizabeth R. Odette, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins|

The Minnesota State Bar Association recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year as North Star Lawyers. The Minnesota State Bar Association has recognized LGN attorneys Elizabeth Odette, Rachel Kitze Collins, Kate Baxter-Kauf, and Kristen Marttila as North Star Lawyers. Elizabeth Odette worked with the Children’s Law Center [...]

Elizabeth Odette elected co-chair of Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Practice Group Committee

May 22, 2017|Categories: Elizabeth R. Odette, News|

On May 17, 2017, Elizabeth Odette was elected by the members of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association to serve as a co-chair of the Mass Tort, Multi-District Litigation, and Class Action Practice Group Committee for a one year term beginning August 1, 2017. She will continue to also serve [...]

Brian Clark speaks at Sedona Conference Working Group panel

May 18, 2017|Categories: Brian D. Clark, News|

LGN attorney Brian Clark joined Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck (S.D.N.Y.) and others on a panel at the Sedona Conference Working Group 1’s meeting in Minneapolis May 4-5, 2017. The panel’s topic was “Examining Amended Rule 34,” which the panel members are also drafting a primer for publication. The 2015 amendments included several [...]

LGN Attorneys elected to MSBA Antitrust Section

May 16, 2017|Categories: Brian D. Clark, Heidi M. Silton, News|

The Antitrust Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association elected Anna Horning Nygren to join its governing Antitrust Council last week. The Antitrust Section also elected Heidi Silton as an emeritus council member. Emeritus members must be “council members who have served a distinguished term on the Council, including serving as a chairperson and [...]

LGN attorneys speak to Minnesota Police Chiefs at state association’s annual Executive Training Institute and Law Enforcement Expo

May 4, 2017|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, News, Rebecca J. Kanninen|

Partners Charlie Nauen and Rebecca Kanninen spoke to attendees at the MCPA Awards Banquet and President’s Welcome Breakfast respectively. Additionally, LGN’s David Zoll and Ann Lenczewski gave a presentation to the police chiefs and other representatives of local governments and agencies in attendance entitled - Legislation, Litigation, and Local Governments: Protecting Your Interests. LGN’s attorney’s and government relations [...]

April 2017

LGN employees raise $6,500 LGN employees raise $6,500 for Neighborhood House food drive.

Apr 26, 2017|Categories: Community, News|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen was the top business contributor to support the Neighborhood House food drive by raising over $6,500 this year. Neighborhood House, a non-profit organization in Saint Paul, collected over 160,000 pounds/dollars in donations and matching funds as a result of a month-long food drive. LGN employees have [...]

Anna Horning Nygren and Kristen Marttila contribute to the American Bar Association’s Eighth edition of Antitrust Law Developments

Apr 17, 2017|Categories: News|

LGN partner Anna Horning Nygren and attorney Kristen Marttila served as contributing writers to the American Bar Association’s Eighth edition of Antitrust Law Developments, published in early 2017. The 2-volume book provides a comprehensive overview of judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in U.S. antitrust law through 2016. [...]

March 2017

David Zoll to serve on the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board’s Environmental Review Advisory Panel

Mar 17, 2017|Categories: David J. Zoll, News|

LGN Partner David Zoll has been selected to serve on the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board’s Environmental Review Advisory Panel. The 12-member panel was formed to assess Minnesota’s environmental review program, identify areas of concern, and propose changes to modernize the program. David will bring has extensive experience representing governmental units, private industries, [...]

Brian Clark joins board of Twin Cities Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists

Mar 15, 2017|Categories: Brian D. Clark, News|

LGN attorney Brian Clark recently joined the Board of Directors for the Twin Cities Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (“ACEDS”). ACEDS is the member organization for professionals in the private and public sectors who work in the field of e-discovery. ACEDS is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange [...]

February 2017

Governor Mark Dayton speaks to Charlie Nauen and Dave Zoll’s students at University of Minnesota Law School Advanced Environmental Law Seminar

Feb 24, 2017|Categories: Charles N. Nauen, David J. Zoll, News|

The University of Minnesota Law School’s Advanced Environmental Law Seminar, taught by LGN partners Charles Nauen and David Zoll, met with Governor Mark Dayton this week to discuss the State’s environmental policies. The seminar explores significant regulatory and policy issues relating to natural resources, energy law, environmental review, and regional [...]

LGN Associates Support Legal Aid

Feb 6, 2017|Categories: Community, Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, News|

LGN associates were proud to have attained 100% participation in support of the Legal Aid One Hour of Sharing Campaign. Started in 2003 by a group of associates in Hennepin County, the One Hour of Sharing Campaign funds 1.5 FT attorneys that help people gain access to representation in housing court, [...]

January 2017

LGN hosts discussion on future of environmental and energy regulation under the Trump administration

Jan 24, 2017|Categories: David J. Zoll, News|

More than fifty attorneys and law students attended an LGN-hosted seminar last week on the future of environmental and energy regulation under the Trump administration. LGN attorney David Zoll introduced the panel of experts who offered their insight regarding potential legislative and regulatory changes with respect to energy development, climate change, and [...]

LGN hosts Minnesota Chapter of the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion on the “Gavel Gap” and increasing judicial diversity in Minnesota.

Jan 24, 2017|Categories: Community, News, Rachel A. Kitze Collins|

LGN hosted the Minnesota Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) on January 18th for a discussion on the importance of judicial diversity in our justice system. The discussion featured Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Peter Reyes, Ramsey County District Court Judge Nicole Starr, Hennepin County District Court Judge [...]