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News & Events2019-07-02T16:06:00-05:00

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Welcomes Kevin Matzek to State Government Relations Team

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 […]

Nov 14, 2019|

LGN’s Federal Relations Team Volunteers with Everyone Home DC

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, […]

Nov 13, 2019|

Nate Mussell volunteers in Texas with Samaritan’s Purse

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 […]

Sep 24, 2019|

David Zoll volunteers with Minnesota High School Cycling League

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 […]

Sep 20, 2019|

Carey Johnson volunteers for Shooting Star Foundation Auction as part of LGN’s 40440 initiative

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 […]

Sep 17, 2019|

LGN Federal Relations Policy Brief: Federal Budget

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 […]

Sep 3, 2019|

LGN to co-host CLE with The Advocates for Human Rights

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 […]

Aug 29, 2019|

Yvonne Flaherty profiled by Minnesota Lawyer

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 […]

Aug 16, 2019|

LGN Federal Relations Policy Brief: Federal Transportation Funding

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 […]

Aug 12, 2019|

LGN volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

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 […]

Aug 9, 2019|

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 […]

Aug 6, 2019|

LGN collects books for Read Indeed Book Drive

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 […]

Jul 31, 2019|

LGN Clothing Drive Benefits Ready for Success

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. […]

Jul 31, 2019|