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Anna M. Horning Nygren



Anna M. Horning Nygren
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Cheryl T. Evans
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Anna Horning Nygren represents clients in complex business litigation. Anna frequently defends large and small governmental and business clients facing employment claims in federal court, in state court, and in agency settings. Anna has particular experience defending employers against claims of discrimination and retaliation.

As part of the firm’s antitrust department, Anna represents small and mid-sized business in complex litigation involving other businesses nationwide. She is experienced in antitrust discovery issues and has broad experience in the meet-and-confer process, including the resulting motion practice.

Anna also counsels firm clients on property acquisition, sales, and leasing.

Anna was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyer magazine in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She is a summa cum laude graduate of American University Washington College of Law, Order of the Coif and was Associate Symposium Editor for the American University Law Review. She clerked for Justice Helen Meyer of the Minnesota Supreme Court before joining Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.

An active volunteer in her community, Anna serves as a volunteer lawyer for the Advocates for Human Rights and has successfully obtained asylum, legal permanent residency, and citizenship for her clients. She is on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society and is the co-chair of its Education Committee.

Representative Cases

  • Paul v. Metropolitan Council, No. 10-4759 (JRT/FLN) (D. Minn. 2012) (summary judgment granted on plaintiff's claims of race discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII, Section 1983 and the Minnesota Human Rights Act)
  • Phillips v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Civil No. 08-CV-4686 (PJS/FLN) (D. Minn.) (summary judgment obtained on plaintiff's claims of retaliation in violation of §1981 and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, assault, and battery)
  • In re Pressure Sensitive Labelstock Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1556 (M.D. Pa.)
  • In re Flat Glass (II) Antitrust Litigation, Civil No. 2:08-mc-180 (W.D. Pa.)
  • Precision Assoc., Inc., et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., et al., Civ. No. 1:08-cv-00042 (E.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, (E.D. Mich.)


  • Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum (May 2013)
  • Social Media Discovery: The Ongoing Struggle to Update Status (Minnesota CLE) (June 2013)


  • Contributor, Antitrust Law Developments (Eighth) (American Bar Association) (2017)

Professional Associations

  • Co-Chair, Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, Minnesota State Bar Association (2013-2014)
  • Minnesota E-Discovery Working Group, Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Employment and Labor Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Antitrust Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Civic Associations

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society, Board Member and Co-Chair, Education Committee
  • Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church Dignity Center, Volunteer Lawyer

Professional Recognition

  • Named Rising Star (Business Litigation) for 2014, 2015, and 2016 by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, 2006, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

  • 2006, Minnesota
  • 2008, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan