Advocacy requires measured diligence. I think as a person of action and act as one of thought.
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University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., Civil Litigation Concentration, magna cum laude, 2016
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, B.S.B., Entrepreneurial Management and Philosophy, summa cum laude, 2013
U.S. District Court, D. Minn., 2017
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Cir., 2018
U.S. District Court, D. Colo., 2019
There’s nothing I enjoy more than being an advocate for others. It is my privilege to represent business clients in complex commercial litigation, particularly in matters involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, antitrust and unfair competition, intellectual property, and utilities projects. I have experience representing clients in the banking, manufacturing, insurance, technology, and energy sectors. I am currently involved in several high-profile cases involving Minnesota and Canadian companies.
My business education helps me quickly grasp clients’ challenges and interests, as well as informs my case strategy and advice. I have worked on both large and small cases, ranging in size from $150,000 to over $200 million. In every case, I apply my business education, collaborative leadership, legal knowledge, hard work, proactivity, and inventiveness to place my client in the best position to succeed.
Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, I clerked for The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. There, 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 my advocacy today. I regularly utilize these skills in my day-to-day practice.
I am active in the legal community. My involvements outside the firm enable me to give back, keep me abreast of new legal developments locally and nationally, and introduce me to judges and elected officials. I frequently write about burgeoning business and intellectual property law topics. And I teach legal research and writing to rising attorneys as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.
My experience consists of cases involving intricate contracts, schemes to defraud, environmental review, class actions, patents and trademarks, monopolization, unfair methods of business competition, and fiduciary duties—both at the trial court and appellate levels. I am adept at case strategy, depositions, brief writing, oral argument, and trial preparation. I am also highly skilled at expert analysis, and I enjoy diving into the data. My litigation style is collaborative, creative, and proactive, and I make communicating with clients a top priority.
While clerking, I developed a critical eye and attention to detail that ensures no stone is left unturned. I also witnessed successful advocacy techniques, which I incorporate into my practice. Throughout my time at Winthrop & Weinstine, I have also had the incredible honor and privilege to work closely with giants in the legal profession, and learn their strategies and methods for success both in and out of the courtroom. Founder and legendary trial attorney Robert ‘Bob’ Weinstine is one of my mentors, and I continue to work with him on pending matters.
JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, 2019
Social chair, New Lawyers Section
Co-chair, Newer Lawyers Committee
Member, Intellectual Property Committee
Co-chair, Wine Club
Hennepin County Representative
Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing