On November 7, 2019, partner Elizabeth Odette moderated a “Law Student Writing Workshop” at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. 37 students attended a panel discussion and then broke out to work one-on-one with an equal number of volunteer attorneys on a writing problem or their own writing samples. Both students and volunteers remarked that […]
LGN partner Joe Bruckner was a presenter and session leader at the October 27-29, 2019 Cambridge Antitrust Litigation Forum in Charleston, South Carolina.
At the Forum, a select group of 50 leading antitrust litigators from across the United States addressed the most pressing issues we face on behalf of our clients.
Joe has been a steering committee member […]
Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) is pleased to announce that Kevin J. Matzek will be joining the firm’s state government relations team.
Mr. Matzek, a highly-regarded political and policy professional with 19 years of experience in and around state government, has served as Chief of Staff for the Senate Republican Caucus since 2012. As the caucus’s top staff person, he has led […]
Members of LGN’s Federal Relations team took part in doing a deep clean of Shirley’s Place on Capitol Hill, a drop-in day center run by Everyone Home DC, a non-profit homeless resource and placement service. Shirley’s Place offers people experiencing homelessness a safe and dignified place to spend their day off of the street. Shirley’s Place provides access to showers, […]
Nate Mussell spent a week volunteering in early August in Rockport, TX with Samaritan’s Purse helping with the rebuilding efforts for houses that were severely damaged during Hurricane Harvey. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport as a Category 4 hurricane resulting in almost one quarter of the area residents losing their homes to extensive wind and […]
In May 2019, David Zoll participated in the Minnesota High School Cycling League’s Leaders Summit where more than 150 volunteer coaches met to discuss how to develop strong minds, strong bodies, and strong character through the sport of mountain biking. David has used this experience to help lead the Lakeville Mountain Bike Team and carry out the […]
Please join us in congratulating LGN associate Rachel Kitze Collins on being named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. The recognition highlights lawyers in their first 10 years of practice who have already distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and leadership service in the community.
Ms. Kitze Collins joined LGN in 2015 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
LGN partner Yvonne Flaherty was selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer guide. The guide presents a curated look at the best of the U.S. plaintiff bar who specialize in representing individuals who have suffered injuries from accidents, pharmaceuticals, civil rights abuse and other torts. Ms. Flaherty is one of only five lawyers in Minnesota […]
The final four months of 2019 will be a “now-or-never” time for Congress to take substantive action to lower prescription drug prices. So far in the 116th Congress, the House and Senate have each taken actions on this issue. The House held nearly a dozen congressional hearings to examine the rise of drug prices, marked up and reported out about […]
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 […]
Congratulations to LGN partners Richard Lockridge, Charlie Nauen, Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, and Karen Hanson Riebel for being named by Best Lawyers to their 2020 Best Lawyers in America list. They were recognized for their work in the following areas:
- Richard Lockridge – Securities Litigation
- Charles Nauen – Environmental Law […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]