LGN Participation at Mitchell Hamline Antitrust Law Symposium

LGN’s Kristen Marttila and Joe Bourne were recently featured as panelists at the Mitchell Hamline Antitrust Law Symposium. Joe Bourne joined MN Attorney General Keith Ellison and MN State Representative Emma Greenman for an informative discussion on "Antitrust Enforcement Trends in Minnesota and Around the Country.” Kristen Marttila moderated a panel on "Antitrust as a Career for Law Students.” Thanks to all who joined us!

LGN Partner Heidi Silton Leads Panel at COSAL Leadership & Diversity Summit

LGN Partner Heidi Silton recently participated in COSAL’s 2023 Leadership & Diversity Summit in New York City.  She led a panel titled “Settlement Strategy for Emerging Leaders.” Heidi was joined by panelists from around the country including Greg Asciolla (DiCello Levitt), Fatima Brizuela (Scott + Scott), and Michelle Looby (Gustafson Gluek PLLC). Heidi is a past-President of COSAL, and continues to work tirelessly on enforcement, policy and leadership in the antitrust field. Thank you to all who joined us for this thought-provoking event!

LGN Sponsors Inaugural Gender Justice Brunch

LGN was proud to sponsor the inaugural Gender Justice Brunch as a Justice Defender. The Q&A between Gender Justice’s legal director Jess Braverman and featured speaker Professor Melissa Murray explored the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on race- and gender-based discrimination around the country. LGN partners Kristen Marttila and Rachel Kitze Collins currently serve as co-counsel with Gender Justice attorneys representing a woman in greater Minnesota whose pharmacist refused to fill her emergency contraception prescription because of his personal beliefs. Kristen and Rachel were joined at the event by LGN colleagues Charlie Nauen, Derek Waller, and Jessica Lindeen.

LGN Government Relations Team Members Attend MN DFL Founder’s Day Dinner

Several members of LGN’s Government Relations team spent Saturday night at Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s Founders Day Dinner. Hearing from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer made for an amazing event.

Class of Minnesota Tenants Certified in Sewall v. Home Partners Holdings LLC

LGN represents Minnesota tenants who rent single-family homes from Home Partners in Hennepin County District Court. Those tenants have been litigating consumer protection, housing, contract, and other claims against Home Partners and Pathlight Property Management since 2022. LGN recently achieved a critical milestone in the litigation, as the Court (the Honorable Christian M. Sande) certified the class of Home Partners tenants in Minnesota, allowing the claims to proceed on a classwide basis. The Court also appointed LGN and their co-counsel at Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC and Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC, as class counsel. LGN looks forward to continuing to litigate the class’s claims as the case continues.

Mitchell Hamline Antitrust Law Symposium

LGN’s Kristen Marttila and Joe Bourne will be featured speakers at the upcoming Mitchell Hamline and the MSBA Antitrust Law Section Antitrust Law Symposium on Monday October 23, 2023. The MSBA Antitrust Section is excited that this will be a star-studded event, including Minnesota Attorney General Ellison, Jonathan Kanter from the DOJ, Claire Kelloway from the Open Markets Institute, plus other antitrust luminaries. The Symposium’s discussion will center on trending topics in antitrust, antitrust in agriculture, potential careers in antitrust for law students, and more. 

Participation can be in person or remote and the registration link is now live: https://www.mnbar.org/cle-events/tri-bar-event?EventID=6158. Registration closes on October 21. Please tune in!

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Lockridge Grindal Nauen Attorneys Elected to Leadership Positions in Bar Associations in Minnesota

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that two of our Attorneys have been elected to leadership positions in prominent Bar Associations in Minnesota.

LGN Attorney Arielle Wagner Elected President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association

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