On April 8, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-33 extending the stay at home period that was put in place by Executive Order 20-20 to 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2020. Executive Order 20-33 and the guidance issued by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) contain some notable changes from the prior Order, which has been rescinded.
On March 25, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 ordering all Minnesotans to stay in their homes until April 10, 2020. There are exceptions for certain personal activities identified in the Order (shopping for food and supplies, seeking medical help and caring for others among others). In addition, there is an exemption for “Critical Sector Work.”
To determine whether your business […]
THE SBA AND STATE OF MINNESOTA HAVE PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE NOW
While the loan and relief programs under the CARES Act are extensive, there are three programs that small businesses can access now—the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and Express Loan program and the State of Minnesota’s Small Business Emergency Loan Program.
SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM
This program offers […]
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved and the President signed the bill passed by the House last Friday to provide expanded protection under the Family Medical Leave Act as well as paid sick leave related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of these laws, which take effect no later than April 1. View Summary […]
At this unprecedented time, businesses need to evaluate their contractual rights and obligations as they consider how to respond to the challenges the COVID-19 virus has created for their operations. View Summary
Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) is pleased to announce Amy M. Zhou and Abdulkadir A. Sharif have joined the firm’s state government relations team for the 2020 Legislative Session. Amy M. Zhou is a student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, studying Political Science and Urban Studies. She is currently taking a semester off of school […]
LGN attorneys Kate Baxter-Kauf, Stephen Owen, Arielle Wagner, and Stephanie Chen attended the FBA Event “Cultural Competency: Cultivating the Talents of Diverse Attorneys” at the Minneapolis Club on February 19, 2020. Stephen Owen serves on the Newer Lawyers Committee of the Federal Bar Association for the District of Minnesota, which organized the […]
LGN Partner Kate Baxter-Kauf recently authored an article which was featured in The Hennepin Lawyer discussing the emergence of modern data breach litigation as a practice area in recent years. The article can be found here.
LGN Partner Brian D. Clark has been named Co-Lead Counsel in the Peanut Farmer Antitrust Litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia. The complaint alleges that Birdsong and Golden Peanut coordinated with one another in violation of antitrust laws to underpay farmers for runner peanuts, the primary type of commercial peanut raised. As a result, peanut farmers have […]
Lockridge Grindal Nauen is excited to announce its environmental law team has been selected as a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in environmental law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in their “Best Law Firms” 2020 edition.
LGN Associate Stephanie Chen Recently Profiled in Twin Cities Diversity in Practice & MNAPABA Member Spotlight
LGN Associate Stephanie Chen was recently featured in Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, where she provided tips and advice for law students, and described how TCDIP’s 1L Clerkship Program jumpstarted her career.
Ms. Chen was also featured in the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s monthly member spotlight, where she discussed the highlights of […]
LGN Partner David Zoll was recently featured in an MPR news article where he was extensively quoted discussing the public review process for the proposed Twin Metals mine in Northeastern Minnesota. Mr. Zoll discussed the Environmental Impact Statement process & how they guarantee projects will be well-studied and thoroughly analyzed.
Mr. Zoll represents clients […]
LGN Partner Karen Hanson Riebel has been named Co-Lead Counsel in the Capital One data breach cases, the multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia, in which over 100 million people were affected.
Ms. Riebel has served as co-lead counsel in three data breach MDLs, and has held leadership positions in several cases including Target and Yahoo!
Ms. Riebel […]
LGN lawyers David Asp, Simeon Morbey and Elizabeth Odette serve as mentors to students at the University of St. Thomas School of Law through the school’s Mentor Externship Program. The program connects students with a legal professional working in the student’s area of interest to help them gain work experience, develop relationships and navigate […]
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 […]