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 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. […]
LGN was pleased to welcome Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to our offices on July 17, 2019 for a special reception with the firm’s attorneys, staff, and clients.
Governor Walz visited with attendees on a wide range of issues facing the state, including education, transportation, and bonding. The Governor also visited with attendees on his experience working in a […]
Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce Working Mother has named our firm among its “Best Law Firms for Women” for 2019. This recognition, given to only 60 firms throughout the country, signifies that LGN is a firm that uses best practices to recruit, retain, promote and develop women attorneys. To determine which firms are included in the list, the […]
The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has recognized Stephanie Chen, Arielle Wagner, Kate Baxter-Kauf, Rachel Kitze Collins, Elizabeth Odette (not pictured) as North Star Lawyers for their pro bono work.
North Star Lawyers are MSBA members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono service to […]
13 LGN Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, including four of the state’s Top 100 MN Super Lawyers and four of the Top 50 MN Women Super Lawyers
Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that thirteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
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 […]
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 […]
LGN partner Ted Grindal co-presented a CLE session at the annual meeting of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Health Law section on May 29, 2019. The session, entitled “Minnesota Health Care at Tipping Point – 2019 Legislative Update” focused on recent changes to health care law passed during the recently concluded 2019 Minnesota […]
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.