Susan E. Ellingstad

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

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 federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies in Minnesota and throughout the country. Ms. Ellingstad’s practice includes claims involving employment discrimination and harassment under Title VII, the MHRA and other federal and state employment statutes, wage and hour violations, commercial litigation, and class actions.

2019-02-27T11:06:27-05:00Feb 27, 2019|

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

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 board of St. Stephens, along with David Asp, Anna Horning Nygren, Rachel Kitze Collins, Jennifer Jacobs, Heather Potteiger, Samantha Girard, Stephen Owen, Rick Linsk, and Sherri Juell all took part in the service project.

Since the 1960s, St. Stephens has worked to offer programs supporting the poor and homeless in the Twin Cities. In the last year alone they have served over 1,918 adults and 651 families, providing shelter, housing support, and other services to those in need.

2018-12-11T11:03:41-05:00Dec 3, 2018|

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

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, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. LGN partners Richard Lockridge, Charles Nauen, Susan Ellingstad, and Yvonne Flaherty were named earlier this year to the list, which was published in U.S. News & World Report.

2018-11-02T16:55:37-05:00Nov 2, 2018|

Four LGN Partners named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America

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 – Employment Law – Individuals & Employment Law – Management
  • Yvonne Flaherty – Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

A special congratulations to Charles Nauen, who was also named 2019 Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year.

This year’s Best Lawyers rankings were based on an analysis of over 7.8 million peer nominations submitted earlier this year, 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. The list will be published by U.S. News & World Report later this year.

2018-09-04T08:48:54-05:00Aug 20, 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|

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.

2018-02-22T13:02:01-05:00Jul 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|