I represent clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation contexts, including actions involving breach of contract, civil fraud, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and class actions. My practice incorporates a particular emphasis on securities litigation and employment litigation, and also includes representations in the areas of commercial contracts and warranties, banking and finance, shareholder and limited partner disputes, energy, healthcare, and regulatory matters. My clients include both private and public companies and range in size from small, family-owned businesses to large, Fortune 500 companies. I work tirelessly for my clients to serve as an advisor and advocate both in and out of the courtroom.
As a litigator, I am a problem solver. I enjoy working closely with my clients in and out of the courtroom to best position their businesses for success. Though I am first and foremost a zealous litigator who relishes the adversarial and competitive nature of litigation and taking matters all the way to trial, I recognize that the cost and risk associated with protracted, major litigation can make exploring early resolution an ideal option for many of my clients’ businesses. This does not mean caving, rather, engaging in thoughtful, fervent negotiation and obtaining a favorable outcome early in the case. There are several paths to success in litigation, I work hard to find the right one for my clients.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family in my hometown of St. Louis Park, being outdoors and active with our two dogs, and cheering on Minnesota sports teams.
Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch
Commercial Litigation, 2021
Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2019
MSBA North Star Lawyer
Pro Bono Service, 2014-2017
Associations & Memberships
Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Member, Diversity & Recruiting Committees