My area of expertise is complex business litigation. Currently, I focus my advocacy in cases involving intricate contracts, intellectual property (e.g., patents and trade secrets), antitrust, unfair competition, product liability, fraud, and insurance. I thrive when working in teams and regularly collaborate with clients and colleagues on case strategy, dispositive and discovery motions, discovery requests, and trial preparation.
Knowledge, hard work, and inventiveness help me bring about success for clients. I enjoy delving into complicated legal and business questions to find often-overlooked doctrines, analogous cases, persuasive arguments, creative strategies, and other keys that will lend my client a position of strength. Advocating for people and the businesses they have created motivates me to do everything I can 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.
Honors & Awards
Top Author - Trademarks
JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, 2019
Associations & Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Co-chair, Newer Lawyers Committee
American Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Co-chair, Wine Club
University of Minnesota Student Legal Service Board of Directors
Hennepin County Representative
University of Minnesota Law School
Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing