LGN Associate Stephen Owen Presents CLE Titled Job Descriptions, Applications & Postings – What Can and Must an Employer Do and Say?

On January 25, 2023, LGN attorney Stephen M. Owen gave a CLE Presentation through Minnesota Continuing Legal Education titled, Job Descriptions, Applications & Postings – What Can and Must an Employer Do and Say? The presentation focused on the best practices employers should follow in the context of job postings, recruitment, job descriptions, and job applications.

Congratulations to Rachel Kitze Collins and Jessica N. Servais, LGN’s Newest Partners

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. is proud to announce that Rachel Kitze Collins and Jessica N. Servais have been named partners at our firm.

Rachel Kitze Collins practices in the firm’s environmentalbusiness, political law, and employment groups, representing numerous public entities, businesses, and plaintiffs in complex, high-profile litigation involving environmental, constitutional, political, contract, and employment law, in federal and state court. Ms. Kitze Collins currently serves as Co-President of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of the American Constitution Society and as a current Council Member and past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section. Ms. Kitze Collins was named an ‘Up & Coming Attorney’ by Minnesota Lawyer in 2019, and has been named a Minnesota Rising Star from 2017-2021 by Super Lawyers.  She has also been recognized by North Star Lawyer for her pro bono work.

Ms. Kitze Collins is a 2014 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Ms. Kitze Collins served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Minnesota Law Review and a Clinic Director for the Environmental Sustainability Clinic. Ms. Kitze Collins clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit before joining Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.

Jessica N. Servais is a member of the firm’s class action practice. Ms. Servais represents businesses, institutions, and consumers in complex litigation with an emphasis on antitrust cases involving domestic and international cartels as well as pharmaceuticals antitrust litigation. Throughout her career, Ms. Servais has served in key roles on lead and co-lead class counsel litigation teams and has extensive experience in the adversarial process including directing discovery, motion practice, witness examination, expert management, and class certification.

Ms. Servais graduated from Macalester College, magna cum laude, and the University of Minnesota Law School. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Michael J. Davis, United States District Court, District of Minnesota.

LGN Attorney Presents at Federal Bar Association’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section Webinar

On January 6, 2023, LGN attorney Stephen M. Owen presented at a webinar hosted by the Federal Bar Association’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section. Stephen analyzed the top civil antitrust developments of 2022, which included cases in the contexts of food products, sports, and pharmaceuticals, among others. In doing so, Stephen also provided predictions for antitrust developments in 2023.

Class Act Completes 2022 Lawyer League Co-Ed Softball Season

Class Act, featuring many LGNers, recently completed the 2022 season of the Minneapolis Park Board's Co-Ed Lawyer League softball. Class Act posted a 6-4 record, but recently lost in the playoffs. Congrats to Class Act on a great season!

LGN Proud to Announce Six Attorneys Recognized as North Star Lawyers

LGN prides itself on our commitment to pro-bono volunteer work. We are thrilled to announce that LGN attorneys (pictured from left to right) Arielle Wagner, Rachel Kitze Collins, Kailey Mrosak, Maureen Kane Berg, Kate Baxter-Kauf, and Stephen Owen have been recognized as 2021 North Star Lawyers. The Minnesota State Bar Association designates North Star Lawyers as those who provided 50 hours or more of legal service in 2021. More information about the North Star Lawyers program is available here; the full list of 2021 North Star Lawyers can be found here.  This listing was also published in the May/June 2022 Bench & Bar Magazine.

LGN Attorney Stephen Owen Authors Article in Antitrust Trends

LGN Attorney Stephen Owen recently authored an article in the Federal Bar Association’s Antitrust Trends newsletter. The article discusses the Department of Justices’ recent pursuit of wage fixing and no-poach agreements as violations of the Sherman Act. Read the article and the full newsletter at this link: https://www.fedbar.org/antitrust-trade-regulation-section/wp-content/uploads/sites/112/2022/05/FBA-Antitrust-Spring22.pdf

Stephen also serves as Secretary of the FBA’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section.

Stephen M. Owen

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

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 the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law.

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