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News & Events 2017-12-05T00:43:09+00:00

Gregg Fishbein speaks on panel for HCBA Civil Litigation and Business and Securities Litigation Sections

LGN Partner Gregg Fishbein participated on the panel discussion “Words of Wisdom: Lessons Learned and Practice Pointers from the Bar and Bench,” on September 28. He shared insights from more than 20 years litigating on behalf of shareholders in federal and state court with the Hennepin County Bar Association Civil Litigation and Business and Securities Litigation Section.

Fishbein is pictured […]

Oct 5, 2017|

Craig Davis Teaches Contracting Workshop

LGN attorney Craig Davis presented a “Contracting For Indirect Services And Indirect Materials Workshop” for the Twin Cities chapter of the Institute For Supply Management on September 21, 2017. His course included business and supply chain risks, pricing terms and conditions, and non-price terms and conditions.

Oct 1, 2017|

Brian Clark leads 3rd Annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

LGN attorney Brian Clark led last week’s Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum (CLEF) at the Minneapolis Club, including leading a discussion regarding “Early Preservation Discussions & ESI Disclosures During Motions To Dismiss.” Clark was co-host of the invitation-only CLEF event, which he co-founded in 2015. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for complex-litigation attorneys to share experiences, lessons learned, and best […]

Sep 21, 2017|

Minnesota Supreme Court agrees with LGN, shareholders in Medtronic-Covidien tax inversion lawsuit

The Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously decided Wednesday that shareholders challenging the Medtronic-Covidien tax inversion could assert direct claims against Medtronic. Vern Vander Weide and Gregg Fishbein, along with Richard Lockridge and Kate Baxter-Kauf, represent the shareholders who are alleging that the inversion caused them to incur significant capital gains taxes and diluted their corporate ownership. The case will now go back to […]

Aug 18, 2017|

Yvonne Flaherty speaks at AAJ Mass Tort Seminar.

LGN partner Yvonne Flaherty spoke earlier this month as part of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Mass Tort Best Practices Seminar in Boston, MA. Her session, entitled Mass Torts for the Masses, provided an overview of current mass tort cases and what attorneys can expect from these types of cases.

Ms. Flaherty focuses her practice on the representation of […]

Jul 31, 2017|

Former State Representative and longtime association executive join Lockridge Grindal Nauen’s North Dakota Government Relations Team.

Lockridge Grindal Nauen and Synergetic Endeavors are pleased to jointly announce two major additions to their growing North Dakota State Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs team today with the hiring of Blair Thoreson and Rudie Martinson.

A fixture at the North Dakota State Capitol for nearly two decades, Blair Thoreson served as a state representative for Fargo, ND (District […]

Jul 26, 2017|

LGN partner Joe Bruckner named to American Antitrust Institute Board of Directors.

Today, American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Board Chair Pamela Gilbert announced the addition of LGN Partner Joe Bruckner to the organizations Board of Directors.

“Joe’s decades of leadership in the antitrust bar and his thoughtful and collaborative approach to decision-making will be tremendous assets to AAI,” said Gilbert. “We are thrilled to have him join our Board.”

Mr. Bruckner leads Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.’s […]

Jul 26, 2017|

Five LGN Attorneys named among “Top 100 Attorneys” and “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers”.

A special congratulations to LGN partners Charles NauenYvonne Flaherty, and Heidi Silton, who were each named among Minnesota’s Top 100 Attorneys by Super Lawyers. This is the fifth year in a row that Charles Nauen has been named as a Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer and the second year in a row for Yvonne Flaherty.

LGN partners Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, […]

Jul 7, 2017|

Craig Davis recognized by MSBA Antitrust Section

LGN attorney Craig Davis was recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section as the Section’s outgoing Chairperson. Immediate Past Chairperson Dan Hedlund presented Craig with a plaque of recognition for his leadership and service to the Antitrust Section at the Section’s annual meeting on May 11, 2017.

The list of these lawyers was printed in a full page […]

May 30, 2017|

Elizabeth Odette, Rachel Kitze Collins, Kate Baxter-Kauf, and Kristen Marttila named North Star Lawyers

The Minnesota State Bar Association recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year as North Star Lawyers.

The Minnesota State Bar Association has recognized LGN attorneys Elizabeth OdetteRachel Kitze CollinsKate Baxter-Kauf, and Kristen Marttila as North Star Lawyers.

Elizabeth Odette worked with the Children’s Law Center representing youth in foster care. […]

May 24, 2017|

Elizabeth Odette elected co-chair of Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Practice Group Committee

On May 17, 2017, Elizabeth Odette was elected by the members of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association to serve as a co-chair of the Mass Tort, Multi-District Litigation, and Class Action Practice Group Committee for a one year term beginning August 1, 2017. She will continue to also serve as a member of the MN FBA Diversity […]

May 22, 2017|

Brian Clark speaks at Sedona Conference Working Group panel

LGN attorney Brian Clark joined Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck (S.D.N.Y.) and others on a panel at the Sedona Conference Working Group 1’s meeting in Minneapolis May 4-5, 2017. The panel’s topic was “Examining Amended Rule 34,” which the panel members are also drafting a primer for publication.

The 2015 amendments included several changes to Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 concerning […]

May 18, 2017|

Rick Linsk chairs CLE event featuring journalists and lawyers

LGN attorney Rick Linsk helped organize and moderated a CLE event, “Approaching the Bar – Journalists and Lawyers Face Off,” held May 18, 2017 at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis. The event, presented by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section and co-sponsored by the section and the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (“SPJ”), featured a […]

May 18, 2017|

LGN Attorneys elected to MSBA Antitrust Section

The Antitrust Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association elected Anna Horning Nygren to join its governing Antitrust Council last week.

The Antitrust Section also elected Heidi Silton as an emeritus council member. Emeritus members must be “council members who have served a distinguished term on the Council, including serving as a chairperson and completing their term(s) as Immediate Past Chairperson.” […]

May 16, 2017|

LGN attorneys speak to Minnesota Police Chiefs at state association’s annual Executive Training Institute and Law Enforcement Expo

Partners Charlie Nauen and Rebecca Kanninen spoke to attendees at the MCPA Awards Banquet and President’s Welcome Breakfast respectively. Additionally, LGN’s David Zoll and Ann Lenczewski gave a presentation to the police chiefs and other representatives of local governments and agencies in attendance entitled – Legislation, Litigation, and Local Governments: Protecting Your Interests.

LGN’s attorney’s and government relations professionals have over three decades […]

May 4, 2017|

LGN employees raise $6,500 LGN employees raise $6,500 for Neighborhood House food drive.

Lockridge Grindal Nauen was the top business contributor to support the Neighborhood House food drive by raising over $6,500 this year. Neighborhood House, a non-profit organization in Saint Paul, collected over 160,000 pounds/dollars in donations and matching funds as a result of a month-long food drive. LGN employees have a long tradition of supporting this organization.

Neighborhood House helps […]

Apr 26, 2017|

LGN supports MWL clothing drive

LGN attorneys and staff were proud to again donate clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and cosmetics to the Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Clothing Drive in support of the Tubman Center and Dress for Success, which will provide them to low-income women seeking jobs.

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the […]

Apr 24, 2017|