LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad Co-Authors Article in Bench + Bar

Susan Ellingstad

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad recently co-authored an article in Bench + Bar about how Minnesota’s newly-legal TCH edibles interact with Minnesota employment laws. Employers must take the Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (DATWA) and the Lawful Consumable Products Act (LCPA) into account when drug testing prospective or current employees. 

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LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad Co-Presents Federal Bar Association Seminar

LGN partner Susan Ellingstad co-presented an hour-long seminar entitled FLSA Overview and Recent Developments to a nationwide audience of current and incoming federal law clerks. The event was part of the Federal Bar Association’s ongoing series developed by the Judiciary Division’s Federal Judicial Law Clerk Committee to help judicial clerks familiarize themselves with substantive areas of law they may encounter for the first time as clerks.

LGN Partner Attends Celebration of Investiture of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Partner Kristen Marttila represented LGN at a celebration of the investiture of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson hosted by Twin Cities Diversity In Practice and the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers. The event included a fantastic panel discussion with three Minnesota trailblazers, Justices Alan Page (ret.) and Natalie Hudson and Judge Pamela Alexander (ret.).

Five LGN Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America List

Lockridge Grindal Nauen, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN representing clients in federal courts in all 50 states, is proud to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys were named by Best Lawyers® as part of their Best Lawyers in America® list. Congratulations to Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, Dick Lockridge, Charlie Nauen, and Karen Hanson Riebel.

Recognition by Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer review and is based on an analysis of peer nominations which are divided by geographic region and practice areas before evaluation on the basis of professional expertise. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an authentication process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing.

Two LGN Partners Named Top 100 Super Lawyers & Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Minnesota

Congratulations to LGN Partners Karen Hanson Riebel and Susan Ellingstad who were named as two of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Minnesota. Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud that this is the eighth year in a row in which at least two of LGN's partners have been recognized in this category.

Karen and Susan were also named as two of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Minnesota.

19 LGN Attorneys Named Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that nineteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Kate Baxter-Kauf, Joe Bruckner, Brian Clark, Susan Ellingstad, Gregg Fishbein, Yvonne Flaherty, Ted Grindal, Dick Lockridge, Kristen Marttila, Charlie Nauen, Rebecca Peterson, Karen Hanson Riebel, Robert Selquist, Heidi Silton, and David Zoll have been named Super Lawyers. 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. 

Joe Bourne, Rebecca Kanninen, Rachel Kitze Collins, and Arielle Wagner have been named Rising Stars. 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.

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad featured in Wall Street Journal

Susan Ellingstad

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the steps companies are taking to loosen COVID-19 protocols.

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LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad featured in StarTribune

Susan Ellingstad

Minnesota employers confront ‘hurry up and wait’ on vaccine mandates

Minnesota employers facing a year-end sprint to comply with federal mandates for COVID-19 vaccines have been granted a reprieve — at least for now.

Federal courts in recent weeks upheld challenges to a trio of Biden administration mandates that, taken together, were poised to mandate a wide swath of employers institute vaccination rules on its workers in January.

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LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad featured in MPR News

Susan Ellingstad

Biden’s vaccine mandates: What you need to know

Millions of Americans will be subject to new vaccine mandates issued by President Joe Biden, including more than 1.4 million workers in Minnesota.

The announcement this week comes as the highly contagious delta variant continues to sweep the nation, putting unvaccinated people at higher risk of hospitalization and death.

Biden only described his plan in broad strokes during a White House press conference Thursday, but the strategy is already drawing applause from some corners — and a lot of questions from others.

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LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad featured in StarTribune

What Biden’s sweeping new vaccine mandate means for Minnesota businesses

Susan Ellingstad

Minnesota employers, many of whom had been wary of instituting vaccine mandates of their own, were scrambling on Friday to understand how and when they will have to implement new federal guidelines that will require them to do just that.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced sweeping new federal regulations that will require employers with more than 100 workers to require immunizations or weekly testing. It’s a big move aimed at curbing the recent surge in COVID cases and hospitalizations mostly among the unvaccinated.

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