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2021 Minnesota Environmental Institute

The 2021 Minnesota Environmental Institute will take place on Earth Day. It’s the yearly in-depth update you need to stay informed, with new cases, new laws and new ideas to improve your practice. The webcast will include: Annual Updates on air and climate change, water, environmental review and environmental rights, and CERCLA/MERLA/RCRA Basics Sessions Afternoon ...

Thursday, April 22, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT
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Legislative Top 5: March 5, 2021

Tune In Downtown Minneapolis is preparing for Minnesota’s first live broadcast, high-profile trial. Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is accused of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last summer. Opening statements are scheduled to ...


Pandemic Impact on Working Moms

Tami Diehm, Firm President, was a featured panelist in a roundtable discussion on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on working mothers hosted by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Panelists covered a wide range of topics, from retention and advancement of women in the workplace, to public policy changes, the importance of women in leadership, ...


Celebrating Trailblazing Women Attorneys

Through his involvement in the New Lawyers Committees of the MSBA, attorney Kyle Kroll lead a joint planning committee for Celebrating Trailblazing Women Attorneys, an engaging virtual roundtable event celebrating Trailblazing Women Attorneys and Judges. This event is the latest in a series of The Vintage events, which bring together experienced and new lawyers to ...

Thursday, March 4, 2021

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM CT

Law looked more fun to accountant turned attorney

Shareholder John Redpath was profiled for Minnesota Lawyer‘s “Breaking the Ice” series. The Q&A format of the article, published March 4, 2021, explores how John made the switch from accounting to law, and what he enjoys about working with business owners and entrepreneurs. Click here to read the full profile. 


New Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act is introduced

Nadeem Schwen was interviewed by Security magazine about the proposed “Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act” (MCDPA). The bill was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives on February 22, 2021, and is now the primary candidate to become Minnesota’s omnibus consumer privacy law. Nadeem has been at the forefront of this bill’s creation and leads data privacy ...

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Legislative Top 5: February 26, 2021

The news of the week is the arrival of the always long-awaited February Forecast. However, with just two weeks before the first deadline, several other issues are making headlines as well. State Economic Forecast is Good News Minnesota Management and Budget today released a new state economic forecast, showing a $1.6 billion surplus for the ...


Appellate Pro Bono Opportunities

Tom Boyd will participate as a panelist for the 2021 Appellate Practice Institute hosted by Minnesota CLE on February 26, 2021. His panel, “Appellate Pro Bono Opportunities,” will discuss the variety of pro bono opportunities available to appellate practitioners and how to get involved. Presentations will include information on the self-help clinic, unemployment compensation appeals, ...

Friday, February 26, 2021

3:20 PM - 4:20 PM CT

First Annual District of Minnesota IP Update (2020)

Attorney Kyle Kroll joins a panel discussion for the FBA First Annual District of Minnesota IP Update (2020) on February 25, 2021. The panel will survey some of the most impactful and interesting IP decisions in Minnesota from the past year. This program will be educational and entertaining for attorneys practicing IP litigation in Minnesota ...

Thursday, February 25, 2021

12:00 PM CT

Morning Take: Privacy

Nadeem Schwen was quoted regarding the introduction of a proposed “Minnesota Consumer Privacy Act” (MCDPA) by Fluence Media’s Morning Take, a daily Minnesota tip sheet on politics.  The bill, HF 1492  (Rep. Steve Elkins, DFL-Bloomington and Rep. Mohamud Noor, DFL-Minneapolis), is a significant legislative move for data privacy, very similar to a proposed bill in ...


Minnesota Consumer Privacy Bill 2021: Q&A with the author

Nadeem Schwen and the Minneapolis/St. Paul KnowledgeNet Chapter of the IAPP will facilitate a Q&A discussion with Rep. Steve Elkins of the Minnesota House of Representatives, author of the 2021 Minnesota privacy bill, the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions and feedback for Rep. Elkins about the bill, ...

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New Sweeping Data Privacy Legislation Introduced in Minnesota

By: Nadeem W. Schwen

Minnesota is now the latest state to take strides towards enacting an omnibus consumer data privacy law.  On February 22, 2021, the “Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act” was introduced as HF 1492 by Rep. Steve Elkins (DFL) and Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL) in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The proposed Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act ...

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