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Carey Johnson volunteers for Shooting Star Foundation Auction as part of LGN’s 40440 initiative

LGN Paralegal Carey Johnson volunteered at The Shooting Star Foundation’s annual Celebrate the Star auction. The Shooting Star Foundation, co-founded by Ms. Johnson’s friends Joe and Melissa Biller, provides financial assistance for early-interventional therapy for special needs children from birth to age six to enhance life-changing development during this critical period.

The Shooting Star Foundation is proud to be […]

Sep 17, 2019|

LGN Federal Relations Policy Brief: Federal Budget

Congressional leaders and the White House announced a budget deal at the end of July to raise federal spending limits for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 and outlined an informal agreement to avoid partisan policy riders, clearing a path for action on fiscal 2020 appropriations this fall. The Senate passed the budget bill by a vote of 67-28 after the […]

Sep 3, 2019|

LGN to co-host CLE with The Advocates for Human Rights

Lockridge Grindal Nauen will be co-hosting a CLE session on the topic of labor trafficking alongside The Advocates for Human Rights on Friday September 6th from 9:00-10:30am at our offices in Minneapolis.

The aim of the training, entitled T-visa: Family reunification, TVAP, and elimination of bias will be for attendees to learn about working with T-visa clients and issues incident to […]

Aug 29, 2019|

Yvonne Flaherty profiled by Minnesota Lawyer

LGN partner Yvonne Flaherty was profiled in the August 14, issue of Minnesota Lawyer in their “Breaking the Ice” section.

In the piece, Yvonne talks about what inspired her to become a lawyer, her favorite (and least favorite) aspects of the job, and some of her hobbies outside of the office.

To read the full profile, visit […]

Aug 16, 2019|

LGN Federal Relations Policy Brief: Federal Transportation Funding

Although Congress is out of session for its August recess and passing a large bipartisan infrastructure package is less likely to become reality, other major transportation and infrastructure initiatives have a real opportunity to pass a divided Congress and be signed into law by the president.

America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) of 2019 and the annual Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development […]

Aug 12, 2019|

LGN volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

As part of the firm’s 40440 Initiative, Lockridge Grindal Nauen attorneys and staff volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes in our community for families in need.

Habitat for Humanity works in local communities across all 50 states in the US and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat builds strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of […]

Aug 9, 2019|

LGN Federal Relations Policy Brief: Proposed rule change for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

LGN’s Federal Relations Group is closely monitoring the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) proposed rule change that was released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 24th, 2019. This proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),” would eliminate “broad-based categorical eligibility,” a voluntary standard that states can use to automatically qualify […]

Aug 6, 2019|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen welcomes Alana Petersen as Managing Director of Federal Relations

Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) is pleased to announce a major addition to its growing Federal Relations team with the hiring of Alana Petersen as Managing Director of Federal Relations for the firm’s 30-year old Washington, D.C. office.

Ms. Petersen will manage the day-to-day operations of the firm’s Federal Relations team based in Washington, D.C. and brings over 25 years […]

Aug 1, 2019|

LGN collects books for Read Indeed Book Drive

Lockridge Grindal Nauen attorneys and staff collected over 100 books to donate to Read Indeed as part of a firm-wide book drive.

Read Indeed is a nonprofit literacy organization founded in 2009 by an 8 year old right here in Minnesota. Since its inception, Read Indeed had collected and distributed more than 3 million books to kids in need. The organization […]

Jul 31, 2019|

LGN Clothing Drive Benefits Ready for Success

LGN collected a wide variety of gently-used and new professional clothing, accessories, and new personal care items as part of a clothing drive benefiting Ready for Success, a program of Project for Pride in Living (PPL). Ready for Success provides low-income women and men with these donated items which are suitable for both job interviews and the workplace. […]

Jul 31, 2019|

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz visits LGN

LGN was pleased to welcome Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to our offices on July 17, 2019 for a special reception with the firm’s attorneys, staff, and clients.

Governor Walz visited with attendees on a wide range of issues facing the state, including education, transportation, and bonding. The Governor also visited with attendees on his experience working in a […]

Jul 18, 2019|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen named a 2019 Best Law Firm For Women by Working Mother

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce Working Mother has named our firm among its “Best Law Firms for Women” for 2019. 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 […]

Jul 16, 2019|

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. […]

Jul 8, 2019|

Ted Grindal commemorates opening of Minikahda Club golf course with fellow board members

Ted Grindal was one of 12 past presidents to commemorate the opening of The Minikahda Club’s golf course Wednesday June 26th.  The membership voted to re-grass the golf course 19 months ago and the course has been closed 11 months. Ted was President of the Club during the initial closure and still serves on the Board of Governors of the […]

Jun 28, 2019|