Citizens League Capitol Pathways Spotlight: Jess Lindeen

This article originally appeared on the Citizens League website.

As we celebrate another successful year of the Capitol Pathways Program—the only paid internship program in the state that opens a policy career pathway for BIPOC college students— we ask you to join us in investing in the next generation of civic leaders.

Leading to our celebration on June 22, we are hosting an online fundraising campaign to raise $10,000—all of which will go directly to support our student legislative and other professional development trainings in 2023. While our students are passionate about civic engagement and policy, many of them have never been exposed to the legislative process or Capitol. Through these trainings, they build career skills and gain technical knowledge of the legislative process to help them build the confidence and know-how to prepare for their policy internships.

Every gift—no matter the amount—moves us one step closer to our goal and truly makes a difference. Click here to donate today.

If you’d like to learn more about the impact of the Capitol Pathways program and students, read on to learn more about Jess Lindeen, Capitol Pathways host supervisor at Lockridge Grindal Nauen

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LGN Partner Kristen Marttila Presents Legal Writing Seminar as part of American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Summer Series

Kristen Marttila

LGN Partner Kristen Marttila presented a Legal Writing Seminar as part of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s summer series. She and fellow panelists Jimmy Attridge, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and Dan Oakes, Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, discussed best practices for antitrust attorneys as they approach all manner of writing, including briefing, agency-facing writing, meet-and-confer correspondence, and internal memoranda. The discussion was facilitated by Caroline Boisvert, an associate at Axinn Veltrop and a member of the Antitrust Section’s Young Lawyer Division. The panel is part of a virtual series organized by LGN Partner Heidi Silton through her work with the ABA and geared toward law students and newer lawyers interested in antitrust and consumer-protection work. 

LGN Attorney Laura Matson Speaks on Panel at Federal Bar Association’s 47th Annual Federal Practice Seminar

LGN Attorney Laura Matson recently spoke on a panel entitled ‘The Rights of Nature: A Novel Approach to a Long-“Standing” Issue in Environmental Litigation’ at the Federal Bar Association’s 47th Annual Federal Practice Seminar. The panel included a discussion of how the “Rights of Nature” movement aims to secure legal rights for plants, animals, and ecosystems and is increasingly viewed as a mechanism for bringing new life to environmental litigation. 

Laura was joined by Richard Duncan, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Frank Bibeau, Center for Democratic Environmental Rights, and Virginia McCalmont, Forsgren Fisher McCalmont DeMarea Tysver.

LGN Attorney Laura Matson Pens Profile of Life and Career of Chief Judge John R. Tunheim

LGN Attorney Laura Matson penned a three-part profile of the life and career of Chief Judge John R. Tunheim. Chief Judge Tunheim was nominated to the federal district court by President Clinton in 1995 and has served as chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota since 2015. 

Laura is also a former law clerk for Chief Judge Tunheim. The three parts can be read herehere, and here.

LGN Partner Rebecca J. Kanninen Named Head of State Government Relations Practice

Rebecca Kanninen

Today, the litigation and lobbying firm of Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. (LGN) announced that Rebecca J. Kanninen is the new head of State Government Relations, succeeding firm partner Ted Grindal in the role. The transition will occur over the next several months of 2022.

“Rebecca and I began succession planning several years ago. Today’s announcement is the next step in the thoughtful execution of our efforts,” said Ted Grindal. “The firm has worked to build a successful government relations practice over the past 40 years and we are the premier government relations team in the state. While I will remain a partner at the firm, I am stepping back from this role and Rebecca will head our practice and continue to build upon our firm’s success.”

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LGN Attorneys Confirmed to Leadership Positions in Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

LGN Attorneys Kristen Marttila, Kate Baxter-Kauf, and Simeon Morbey have been elected to leadership positions in the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for the coming 2022-2023 year. Kristen will co-chair the Mentorship Committee and will continue serving on the Board of Directors, Kate will co-chair the Mass Tort, Multi-District Litigation, and Class Action Practice Group, and Simeon will co-chair the Civil Discovery Practice Group.

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:

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

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Proud to Sponsor Very Important Cookie Program

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the severity of symptoms of trauma and mental health issues for those who were already struggling with them, especially for younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers.

According to the CDC, the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic should include increasing intervention and prevention efforts for addressing mental health conditions.

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LGN Partners Participate in Federal Bar Association Panel

On May 9, 2022, Lockridge Grindal Nauen partners Brian D. Clark and Kate Baxter-Kauf participated in a panel presented by the Mass Tort, Multi-District Litigation, and Class Action Practice Group of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association entitled Discovery in Complex Cases: Best Practices on Cutting-Edge E-Discovery Issues and Tips for the Meet and Confer Process.  

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LGN Attorneys Kate Baxter-Kauf and Rachel Kitze Collins Attend the 2022 FBA Annual Federal Judges’ Dinner Dance

LGN Attorneys Kate Baxter-Kauf and Rachel Kitze Collins attended the 2022 FBA Annual Federal Judges’ Dinner Dance at the Minikahda Club, held May 7, 2022. This annual event, sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, brings together judges and practitioners from across the District of Minnesota.  

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