Areas of Expertise
Effective Human Resource Management
I advise employers of all sizes on practical and legal issues that arise in the human resources arena.
I advise employers and high-value employees on employment and compensation agreements and confidentiality confidentiality, trade-secret, and non-compete contracts.
As an experienced litigator, I assist clients with anticipating and avoiding potential disputes before they arise while also providing skilled representation and advocacy in litigation and mediation.
- Health Sectors
- Medical Devices, Digital Health, Biotech, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery, Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Payers
Employment lawyer, litigator
Best & Flanagan LLP | August 2011 - Current
Advise clients and assess risk in range of employment and labor law matters, including independent contractor relationships, unfair labor practice charges, and wage and commission disputes. Defend and pursue claims in employment, labor, fiduciary, and commercial litigation.
Law Clerk to Associate Justice G. Barry Anderson
Minnesota Supreme Court | August 2010 - July 2011
Analyzed, evaluated, and recommended disposition of issues in broad range of appeals to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law | April 2009 - June 2010
Selected by faculty editors to lead national legal journal during its inaugural year edited at the University of Minnesota Law School. Ensured that the work product of fourteen-person student staff exceeded expectations of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. Initiated and developed journal's working relationships with ABA editorial department professionals and with practictioner authors, managing expectations and resolving differences.
Local News Team Leader
Saint Paul Pioneer Press | March 2005 - July 2007
Edited and coordinated long-term projects, including "Schools that Work" package that won the Minnesota Journalism Center's Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award. Supervised and edited the work of six reporters under constant deadline pressure.
Saint Paul Pioneer Press | March 2004 - March 2005
Covered political and practical issues related to transportation; developed and launched "Road Sage" question-and-answer commuting column.
The Associated Press, Washington, D.C. | November 2002 - February 2004
Covered federal lawmakers, political issues, and legal and administrative disputes for Associated Press bureaus in four Great Plains states.
The Associated Press, Fargo, N.D. | October 2000 - November 2002
Reported and wrote news and feature stories of regional and national interest.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead | July 1994 - September 2000
Covered local government and politics, law enforcement, criminal trials, and civil litigation.
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude | 2007 - 2010
University of Saint Thomas
B.A., cum laude | Print Journalism | 1989 - 1993