Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that two of our Attorneys have been elected to leadership positions in prominent Bar Associations in Minnesota.

LGN Attorney Arielle Wagner Elected President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association

Arielle Wagner was elected as the President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association (MAIBA). MAIBA is a non-profit organization of American Indian attorneys, law students, and officers of tribal courts. Arielle has served as Vice President for the last two terms and will serve as the President for the 2020-2021 MAIBA year.

Arielle concentrates her practice in the firm’s antitrust, data breach, and tribal government representation groups. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2016 with concentrations in Labor & Employment Law and Business Law. 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.

Arielle is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Northern Minnesota.

 

LGN Attorney Rachel Kitze Collins Elected Chair of MN State Bar Association’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section

Rachel Kitze Collins was elected Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section for the 2020-2021 Bar Year. Rachel has served on the ENRE Council since 2016. The ENRE Section sponsors seminars and other events to keep members up to date with developments in these fast-changing legal fields.

Rachel practices primarily in the firm’s environmental and business law groups, representing public entities and businesses in complex, high-profile litigation involving environmental, constitutional, and contract law in federal and state court. Ms. Kitze Collins was named an ‘Up & Coming Attorney’ by Minnesota Lawyer in 2019 and has been named a Minnesota Rising Star from 2017-2020 by Super Lawyers. She is a 2014 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit before joining LGN.