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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|

LGN’s Federal Relations Team Monitors Surprise Billing Legislation

LGN’s Federal Government Relations Group is closely monitoring the “surprise medical bills” legislation that is moving forward in the U.S. Senate and House with bipartisan support. These healthcare bills are noteworthy for two reasons. First, the bills could affect any Minnesotan with a self-insured employer-sponsored health plan. According to the ERISA Industry Committee, there are about 181 million Americans who […]

Jun 25, 2019|

LGN supports MN Urban Debate League Mayors’ Challenge

LGN was proud to sponsor the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s Mayors’ Challenge Tournament on June 4, 2019. The event featured Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, the other guest judges who oversaw this year’s debate, and this year’s Champion of Change honoree, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.

LGN Partner Gregg Fishbein and Associate Kate Baxter-Kauf […]

Jun 6, 2019|

Charlie Nauen receives Hubert H. Humphrey Award

Congratulations to LGN partner Charlie Nauen on receiving the Minnesota DFL’s Hubert H. Humphrey Award. The award was presented at the DFL’s annual Humphrey-Mondale dinner before an audience of 1,500, including keynote speaker Nancy Pelosi, elected officials, party leaders, and representatives from Minnesota’s unions and businesses. Prior to his acceptance speech, Charlie was introduced via the following video […]

Jun 4, 2019|

Ann Lenczewski shares “Seven Tips for Successful Legislative Advocacy” in latest issue of Minnesota Cities Magazine

As Minnesota’s legislative session concluded this month, Ann Lenczewski of LGN’s State & Local Government Relations team shared “Seven Tips for Successful Legislative Advocacy” for local governments in latest issue of Minnesota Cities Magazine, published by the League of Minnesota Cities.

Ann represents a number of local governments with issues at the capitol and […]

May 30, 2019|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen completes over half of its 40440 service projects in honor of the firm’s 40th Anniversary

Lockridge Grindal Nauen’s 40440 initiative is halfway to its goal of completing 40 acts of service in honor of its 40th year in business.

From volunteer hours for local community organizations to donations to area non-profits, LGN attorneys, government relations professionals, and staff have completed over 20 acts of service so far.

Thank you again to all of the LGN attorneys and […]

May 13, 2019|

LGN’s Rebecca Kanninen and Emily Tranter speak at Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association ETI Expo

LGN was proud to be a Chief Presenting Sponsor of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association’s Executive Training Institute & Law Enforcement Expo last week.

LGN partner Rebecca Kanninen introduced the association’s Executive Director, Andy Skoogman, at the conference’s President’s Reception. Emily Tranter, from LGN’s Federal Relations team in Washington, D.C., […]

May 1, 2019|

Brian Clark, Arielle Wagner, and Stephanie Chen lead antitrust discussion at Macalester College

On April 12, 2019, LGN attorneys Brian Clark, Arielle Wagner, and Stephanie Chen led a discussion on antitrust litigation with economics students at Macalaster College. The discussion was part of Macalester’s Industrial Organization class and introduced students to types of anticompetitive behavior, applicable regulatory schemes, and case mechanics.

Macalester College is a […]

Apr 21, 2019|

LGN collects more than 200 pounds of food and $3,330 in cash donations for Neighborhood House food drive

LGN partners, attorneys, and staff raised more than $3,000 to support Neighborhood House’s annual food drive this spring. This effort, which LGN has supported for many years, is the latest in a series of projects the firm has undertaken as part of its 40 4 40 initiative. The initiative celebrates the firm’s 40th Anniversary through a series of forty service […]

Apr 16, 2019|

Brian Clark Presents at National eDiscovery Leadership Institute

On April 5, 2019, LGN partner Brian Clark presented at the National eDiscovery Leadership Institute (NeLI) on a panel entitled “Negotiating Discovery: Obstacles and Pathways to Success.”

NeLI was formed in 2014 to provide high quality educational opportunities to judges and legal professionals specifically focused on electronically stored information (ESI) and to encourage cooperation between and among the […]

Apr 11, 2019|

Dave Zoll speaks at annual Minnesota Environmental Institute

LGN partner Dave Zoll spoke to the over 200 attendees of the Minnesota Environmental Institute on April 11th. Citing projects ranging from animal feedlots to petroleum pipelines, his session analyzed the year’s most important developments in environmental review and environmental rights related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and Minnesota Environmental […]

Apr 11, 2019|

Rachel Kitze Collins elected President of Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of the American Constitution Society

Congratulations to LGN attorney Rachel Kitze Collins on her election as president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of the American Constitution Society. She previously served as the organization’s Vice-President.

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is the nation’s leading progressive legal organization. With over 200 student and lawyer chapters in almost every state and on most law school campuses, the […]

Apr 2, 2019|

Charlie Nauen selected to serve on the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Congratulations to LGN partner Charlie Nauen on his selection as a member of the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Charlie has long been involved with the organization at the state level, including serving as the Democratic political co-chair of the organization in Minnesota.

The mission of AIPAC is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel […]

Apr 1, 2019|

Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan speaks with students at Boys & Girls Clubs Day at the Capitol

LGN was proud to partner with our client, the Minnesota Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, to organize their annual “Day at the Capitol” event on Wednesday, March 20th. We were honored to have Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan speak with students from across the state who are enrolled with their local Boys & Girls Club to talk about the importance […]

Mar 20, 2019|

Rick Linsk moderates CLE panel on defamation law

LGN attorney Rick Linsk (left) organized and moderated a continuing legal education panel discussion at the Hennepin County Bar Association on recent developments in Minnesota defamation law. Speakers were lawyers Mark Anfinson (center) and Marshall Tanick (right). Mr. Linsk, who practices civil litigation with LGN and previously was a newspaper journalist for 20-plus years, chairs the HCBA’s Insurance […]

Mar 18, 2019|