My experience consists of cases involving intricate contracts, fraud, class actions, intellectual property, antitrust, unfair competition, and insurance—both at the trial court and appellate levels. I have extensive experience working on case strategy, motion practice, expert evidence, discovery, and trial preparation. My litigation style is collaborative, creative, and proactive, and I make communicating with clients a top priority.
Knowledge, hard work, and inventiveness help me bring about success for clients. I excel at helping businesses tackle their greatest legal challenges by delving into complicated questions, crafting persuasive arguments, ideating creative strategies, and doing everything I can to lend my client a position of strength. Advocating for people and the businesses they have created motivates me to help them succeed.
Prior to private practice, I clerked for The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. During that experience, I learned how to scrutinize legal arguments, write with precision and brevity, present arguments persuasively, and navigate the complicated federal court system. I also developed an insider’s perspective to judicial decision-making that informs how I represent clients to achieve their desired outcomes. I continue to refine these skills in my day-to-day practice and as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law school.
Honors & Awards
Top Author - Trademarks
JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, 2019
Associations & Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association
Social chair, New Lawyers Section
Federal Bar Association
Co-chair, Newer Lawyers Committee
American Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Co-chair, Wine Club
Eighth Circuit Bar Association
University of Minnesota Student Legal Service Board of Directors
Hennepin County Representative
University of Minnesota Law School
Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing