14 LGN Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2021

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that fourteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes the top 5% of outstanding lawyers in each state, who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, from more than 70 practice areas.

The Rising Stars recognition is given to the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are either 40 years or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

The selection process is multi-phased including independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

2021-07-20T10:30:25-05:00Jul 20, 2021|

LGN Attorneys File Amicus Brief on Behalf of COSAL

LGN attorneys Charles Nauen, Heidi Silton, Joe Bruckner, Kristen Marttila, and Justin Erickson, on behalf of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (“COSAL”), filed an amicus brief supporting the petition for rehearing en banc in the Eleventh Circuit in Johnson v. NPAS Solutions, LLC. In Johnson, a divided panel categorically banned courts from granting service awards to class representatives. In our brief, COSAL argued that service awards are necessary to recognize the significant time, risk, and expense that class representatives incur when they file suit, particularly when they challenge the conduct of large businesses with significant market power on behalf of their fellow competitors. Because competent, engaged class representatives are crucial to antitrust cases since they frequently proceed as class litigation, the viability of the class mechanism to redress wrongful conduct will be jeopardized if service awards are no […]

2020-11-23T14:23:46-06:00Nov 23, 2020|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen named a Best Law Firm For Women by Working Mother for Second Consecutive Year

Hello colleagues, clients, and friends,

Along with my Partners at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, I am proud to announce Working Mother has named our firm among its “Best Law Firms for Women” for 2020, the second consecutive year the firm has received this honor. This recognition, given to only 60 firms throughout the country, signifies that LGN is a firm that uses best practices to recruit, retain, promote, and develop women attorneys. To determine which firms are included in the list, the Working Mother Research Institute considers attorney demographics at different levels, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women.

I wanted to share a quote from Subha V. Barry, president of Working Mother Media, about the unique factors weighed during consideration to be among the Best Law Firms for Women this year:

“Law firms on this year’s list were better prepared to respond to the […]

2020-09-11T13:19:00-05:00Sep 11, 2020|

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

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that sixteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

A special congratulations to LGN partners Susan Ellingstad and Karen Hanson Riebel who were named as two of Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers.

Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, and Karen Riebel were named as three of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Minnesota for the third year in a row. We are proud that this is the sixth year in a row in which at least three of LGN’s women partners have been recognized in this category.

LGN’s Super Lawyers

W. Joseph Bruckner, Brian Clark, Susan Ellingstad, Gregg Fishbein, Yvonne Flaherty, H. Theodore Grindal, Richard Lockridge, Charles Nauen, Karen Hanson Riebel, Robert Shelquist, and […]

2020-07-22T12:38:38-05:00Jul 22, 2020|

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

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 100 Super Lawyers. This is the seventh year in a row that Charles Nauen has been named as a Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer.

Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, Karen Hanson Riebel, and Heidi Silton were named as four of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Minnesota for the second year in a row. We are proud that this is the fifth year in a row in which at least three of LGN’s women partners have been recognized in this category.

LGN’s Super Lawyers

W. Joseph […]

2019-07-08T15:43:16-05:00Jul 8, 2019|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen joins Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to be a new member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. Heidi Silton will serve as the firm’s Member Representative and Stephanie Chen will be the firm representative for the organization’s the Emerging Leaders Group.

Diversity in Practice is a nonprofit association comprised of the leading Twin-Cities legal employers with the vision to create a vibrant and inclusive legal community and mission to strengthen the efforts of member organizations to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color.

Joining Diversity in Practice is just the latest step Lockridge Grindal Nauen has taken as part of our commitment to embracing and reflecting the diversity of the clients we serve and our community. LGN recognizes our firm is stronger when we include all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or physical […]

2019-04-11T09:33:42-05:00Apr 11, 2019|

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

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 provides a safe shelter, hot meals, medical care, job training and compassionate care to help transform lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

2018-12-11T10:14:05-06:00Nov 15, 2018|

Fifteen LGN Attorneys named Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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 among Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers, and to Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, Karen Riebel, and Heidi Silton who were named among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Minnesota. Six LGN attorneys were named Rising Stars, a designation no more than 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys may share in a given year.

2018-07-09T15:32:50-05:00Jul 9, 2018|

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

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. He joins Joe Bruckner and Heidi Silton as emeritus members. Craig Davis also presented to the annual meeting on recent developments in class actions as part of a continuing legal education panel on “Antitrust Year in Review.”

Kristen Marttila and Craig Davis contributed to American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s book, 2017 Annual Review of Antitrust Developments, which the ABA recently published. Anna Horning Nygren Brian Clark […]

2018-06-11T12:11:42-05:00Jun 11, 2018|

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

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 for their writing proved invaluable in motivating the students to work on and improve their writing. Students, teachers, mentors, and program coordinators gathered to meet and celebrate the program’s school year success. For over 40%, English is not their primary language. Approximately 90% of the student population has diverse ethnic backgrounds. LGN Partner Heidi Silton will serve on the Reader/Writer Board beginning Fall of 2018. You can learn more about Reader/Writer at https://www.readerwriter.org/.

Pictured from left to right are LGN attorneys Gregg Fishbein and Heidi Silton, […]

2019-12-15T13:46:43-06:00May 21, 2018|

16 LGN Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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, research and blue ribbon review process.

LGN’s ‘Rising Stars’

The following attorneys have been named Rising Starsfor 2017.

2018-02-22T13:02:01-06:00Jul 7, 2017|

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

A special congratulations to LGN partners Charles NauenYvonne 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 for Yvonne Flaherty.

LGN partners Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, Karen Riebel, and Heidi Silton were also named as four of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Minnesota. We are proud that this is the third year in a row in which at least three of LGN’s women partners have been recognized in this category.

2018-05-15T15:34:21-05:00Jul 7, 2017|

LGN Attorneys elected to MSBA Antitrust Section

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 completing their term(s) as Immediate Past Chairperson.” (Heidi joins LGN partner Joe Bruckner in achieving emeritus member status).

The Section also elected LGN attorney Brian Clark for another term on the Council.

Congratulations to Anna, Heidi, and Brian on their elections!

2018-05-15T15:08:50-05:00May 16, 2017|
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