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News & Events2021-05-14T12:42:52-05:00

14 LGN Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2021

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that fourteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes the top 5% of outstanding lawyers in each state, who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, from more than 70 practice areas.

The Rising Stars recognition is given to the top […]

Jul 20, 2021|

LGN Adopts Anti-Racism Resolution

WHEREAS, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. recognizes that there has been systemic and structural racism, overt and implicit bias, and other unjust prejudices and practices that have led and continue to lead to racial inequities throughout society and the legal profession; and

WHEREAS, we believe that the legal system and the rule of […]

Jul 19, 2021|

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad featured in StarTribune

Following a closely watched legal battle over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff at a Houston health system — a battle that the hospital won — no hospital or nursing home in Minnesota has imposed […]

Jun 21, 2021|

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad featured in Wall Street Journal

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the role that employers have in ensuring a high percentage of the population gets vaccinated in an effort to curb the pandemic.

Lockridge Grindal Nauen in March mandated that our 100-person staff get vaccinated, barring an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Employees weren’t asked to […]

Jun 14, 2021|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Celebrates Capitol Pathways Program

Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) was pleased to have Reen Reinhardt join the firm’s state government relations team for the 2021 Legislative Session as part of the Citizens League Capitol Pathways program. Read about Reen’s experience, in her own words, below. LGN looks forward to participating in today’s Capitol Pathways End of Session Celebration with the Citizens League. […]

Jun 9, 2021|

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad to Present at the 2021 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

LGN partner Susan Ellingstad will be presenting at the 2021 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute on Monday, May 24thaddressing Hiring 101 – What Can Companies Do and Say?

Susan will cover such topics as: What can companies do and say when posting job positions, recruiting and screening job applicants, and interviewing individuals for a job? How can employers ask for the information […]

May 21, 2021|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Opening Doors to All in July

Lockridge Grindal Nauen announced it’s fully opening its downtown Minneapolis office on July 6. The firm mandated Covid-19 vaccinations for employees — with some exemptions for medical or religious reasons, but despite those everyone at the firm already has at least one shot, according to Susan Ellingstad, a partner with the firm who’s spearheaded its Covid-19 response […]

May 18, 2021|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Attorney Files Case on Behalf of Minnesota Farmer

Minnesota farmers have developed incurable Parkinson’s disease from use of Paraquat herbicides.

May 14, 2021

Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) law firm attorney Yvonne Flaherty, filed a complaint for damages suit in United States District Court, in the District of Minnesota in Rysavy v. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC; Syngenta AG; Chevron U.S.A., Inc.; and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP.

The case is […]

May 14, 2021|

LGN Partner Kristen Marttila Serves as a Panelist in Federal Bar Association Webinar

LGN Partner Kristen Marttila recently participated as a panelist for the Federal Bar Association’s webinar Nuts and Bolts of Federal Clerkships, designed to equip law students and newer lawyers from a variety of backgrounds to apply for federal clerkships. Her fellow panelists were the Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, […]

Apr 7, 2021|

Former MN Speaker of the House and Former Deputy Executive Director of the National Conference of State Legislatures Join Primacy Strategy Group

Former MN Speaker of the House and Former Deputy Executive Director of the National Conference of State Legislatures Join Primacy Strategy Group

The addition of Kurt Zellers & Nancy Rhyme enhances PSG’s core service offerings, leadership structure, and fortifies regional and national reach

Press Contact:
Jake Blum
(612) 978-0990

Washington, D.C. – […]

Oct 30, 2020|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Attorneys Elected to Leadership Positions in Bar Associations in Minnesota

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 […]

Sep 29, 2020|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen named a Best Law Firm For Women by Working Mother for Second Consecutive Year

Hello colleagues, clients, and friends,

Along with my Partners at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, I am proud to announce Working Mother has named our firm among its “Best Law Firms for Women” for 2020, the second consecutive year the firm has received this honor. This recognition, given to only 60 firms throughout the country, signifies that LGN is a firm that […]

Sep 11, 2020|

Yvonne Flaherty Named a Best Lawyers® 2021 Lawyer of the Year; 4 Other LGN Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys were named by Best Lawyers® to their 2021 Best Lawyers in America© list.

A special congratulations to LGN partner Yvonne Flaherty who was named Best Lawyers® 2021 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Minneapolis.

Susan Ellingstad, Richard Lockridge, […]

Aug 20, 2020|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. is seeking a litigation attorney with 3-8 years’ experience to join its office in Minneapolis.

This position offers an opportunity for an attorney to build expertise and take on significant responsibilities in litigation matters across the country.  LGN’s litigation associates play an important role in managing litigation, interacting with co-counsel and clients, taking and defending depositions, appearing in court, and drafting court filings.  The person hired for this position will have the opportunity […]

Aug 17, 2020|

16 LGN Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, including two of the state’s Top 100 MN Super Lawyers and three of the Top 50 MN Women Super Lawyers

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that sixteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

A special congratulations to LGN partners Susan Ellingstad and Karen Hanson Riebel who were named as two of Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers.

Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, and Karen Riebel were named as […]

Jul 22, 2020|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Welcomes Three New Summer Associates

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that Eura Chang, Develyn J. Ferguson, and Erik Allerson have joined the firm as Summer Associates.

Eura Chang is a student at the University of Minnesota Law School, class of 2022. She graduated from Macalester College in 2015 with a double major in Political Science and Educational Studies. Prior to law school, Eura spent […]

Jul 16, 2020|