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David S. Doty was selected to receive the 2020 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the 8th Circuit. John R. Tunheim ’80, chief judge for the District of Minnesota, nominated Doty for the award.
Grant Merritt published Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota’s Environment, a memoir of family, mining pioneers, unscrupulous magnates, and the fight for Minnesota’s natural resources.
Jonathan Rose and his wife, Wendy, are having an endowed professorship at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law named in their honor. Jonathan began teaching in 1968, the second year of the new College of Law, and taught contracts, legal ethics, and antitrust throughout his 47-year career. He is currently professor emeritus at ASU.
James H. Stewart was named a Minnesota Super Lawyer. Stewart practices at Duluth-ased Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith, & Frederick in the areas of estate planning and probate, trusts, and business and tax law. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Joseph T. Dixon Jr. of Henson Efron by Best Lawyers as the 2021 Lawyer of the Year for mediation and recognized by Best Lawyers in America for bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation. He is past president at Henson Efron.
Alan C. Eidsness was recognized by Best Lawyers in America for family law and family law mediation. A shareholder and attorney with Henson Efron in Minneapolis, he is a leader of the firm’s family law group.
Phillip Kunkel recently joined the St. Cloud, Minnesota, office of Alliance Management, where he will provide business structure and management advice to companies experiencing financial stress.
George Hicks was named a winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the the Year 2020 Heartland Award. He is a co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Minneapolis based Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm.
Tom McDonald was profiled in the May 2020 issue of Washington Lawyer in a feature story titled “An Ambassador for Humanitarian Work.” He is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Vorys, where he leads the firm’s administrative and regulatory law and governmental policy practices.
Barbara Jean D’Aquila was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers for her work in employment litigation. She is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Norton Rose Fulbright, where she manages the litigation department, including commercial litigation, government investigations, and labor and employment matters.
Charles N. Nauen was recognized by Best Lawyers in America for environmental litigation and environmental law. He is a partner with Lockridge Grindal Nauen in Minneapolis and an adjunct instructor in Minnesota Law’s Environmental & Energy Law concentration.
Angela Christy was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers for her work in real estate. She is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, where her practice focuses on housing projects and community development.
Jane Binder was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers for her work in family law. She leads Binder law offices in Minneapolis and represents clients with complex custody matters and elaborate financial estates.
Kathryn A. Graves, an attorney and shareholder at Henson Efron in Minneapolis, was recognized by Best Lawyers in America for family law and family law mediation. She was also elected chair of the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Paul B. Kilgore was named a Minnesota Super Lawyer. He practices at Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick in Duluth, focusing on real estate acquisitions, finance and litigation, and minerals and mining law.
Elizabeth Bransdorfer was recently named a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is an attorney at Mika Meyers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she specializes in divorce and family law.
Gregory Brooker was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by theMinnesota Law Review. He is an assistant United States attorney for Minnesota in Minneapolis and serves as chief of the civil division.
Dwayne N. Knutsen was re-elected chief judge of Minnesota’s 8th Judicial District by his fellow district court judges. He joined the 8th District bench in July 2010.
Thomas C. Leighton was recognized with the 2020 American Inns of Court A. Sherman Christensen Award. Leighton has been a member of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court since 2006.
Patrick Seiter was named general counsel for Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to his new role at Woman’s, he was a partner at Taylor Porter.
Sheila Ann Engelmeier was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers for her work in employment and labor law. A founder of Minneapolis-based Engelmeier & Umanah, she focuses her practice on employment matters, shareholder issues, and early childhood education.
Wade R. Wacholz has joined Avisen Legal in Minneapolis as an attorney. His practice focuses on business and farm succession planning, corporate law and governance, finance, and estate planning.
Jeffrey Baker was recognized with the Local Hero Award by the Washington State Bar Association. Baker is the superior court commissioner for Klickitat and Skamania Counties.
Elizabeth Clarke has joined American Collectors Association International as an analyst on its compliance and legal team. She previously worked as an in-house attorney in the corporate payments systems division at U.S. Bank.
Mark Jacobson was recognized by Chambers USA for his work in business and antitrust law. He practices out of the Minneapolis office of Cozen O’Connor, where he focuses on antitrust, class actions, commercial litigation, and franchise disputes.
William Invie Shroyer was recognized byBest Lawyers in Americafor real estate and corporate law. He is a shareholder in the real estate, corporate law, and banking and finance practices of Milwaukee based Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.
Stephanie A. Ball was named a 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyer. Stephanie practices in the area of civil litigation at Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick in Duluth and is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil litigation specialist.
Jan M. Conlin was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers for her work in business litigation. A founding partner of Ciresi Conlin in Minneapolis, she focuses her practice in intellectual property and business-critical litigation.
James Chosy was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for In-House Counsel byMinnesota Lawyer.In addition, his article “We Must Manage and Lead” was featured in the June issue of Attorney at Law magazine. He is senior executive vice president and general counsel of U.S. Bancorp.
William Hardacker received the Minnesota LawyerIn-House Counsel Award in the area of nonprofit or government organization. William is in-house counsel for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Colleen Lomax has joined the board of directors of Vitalyst Health Foundation. Lomax is an attorney at Meagher & Geer in Minneapolis, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and product liability litigation.
Sara Gullickson McGrane was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers. She is an attorney with Felhaber Larson in Minneapolis, where she is an experienced practitioner in all aspects of employment litigation.
Chad Baruch was named Lawyer of the year for appellate practice in Dallas/Fort Worth by Best Lawyers in America. He is a managing shareholder at Johnston Tobey Baruch, where his practice includes civil, criminal, and family law appeals.
Jeanette Bazis was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers for her work in business litigation. Bazis is an attorney with Greene Espel in Minneapolis, where her practice has focused largely on federal courts.
Susan D. Olson was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers for her work in family law. She is one of the founders of Galowitz Olson in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, where she is a family law attorney and mediator.
Kevin Y. Qian is co-founder of and a partner in YuandaWinston, an alliance between Chicago-based Winston & Strawn and the China-based firm Yuanda. Qian advises international companies on direct investments in China and represents Chinese companies and individuals investing in foreign countries.
Trudy Trysla received the Minnesota LawyerIn-House Counsel Award in the area of health care. She is senior vice president and chief legal counsel at Fairview Health Services.
Susan E. Ellingstad was recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America. She is a partner with Lockridge Grindal Nauen in Minneapolis and leads the firm’s employment law practice.
Lee Lastovich was recognized in the Chambers USA 2020 Guide for his work in labor and employment law. A litigator and trial lawyer, he is the office managing principal and litigation manager of the Minneapolis office of Jackson Lewis.
Scott A. Neilson was honored by Best Lawyers for his work in insurance and product liability litigation. He is a shareholder and attorney with Henson Efron in Minneapolis, where he represents individuals, small businesses, and large corporations nationwide.
Roxanne Rothschild was elected a fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. She is executive secretary of the National Labor Relations Board, and was the first woman to be appointed to this position in 76 years.
Vildan A. Teske was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers for her work in class action and mass torts. She is a partner with Teske Katz, where she litigates state and national consumer class actions.
Brett Ludwig was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He previously served as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin since 2017.
Julie Allyn was appointed by Gov. Tim Walz as a district court judge in Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District. She previously served as an assistant Hennepin County attorney and a Minnesota assistant attorney general.
Satveer S. Chaudhary was recognized with the Excellence Award by the Hennepin County Bar Association to honor his contribution to the profession through mentoring others. His private practice, Minneapolis-based Chaudhary Law Offices, focuses on immigration law.
Lora Friedemann was recognized as one of Minnesota’s most powerful business leaders in the 2020 edition of the Minnesota 500. She is a shareholder and trial lawyer at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, focusing on intellectual property cases.
Jennifer Frisch was appointed a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals by Gov. Tim Walz. She previously served as senior associate general counsel at the University of Minnesota, where she represented the University as trial and appellate counsel in state and federal courts.
Michelle Gilboe was featured as the attorney of the month on the cover of a special Minnesota edition of Attorney at Law magazine. Gilboe is a trial attorney with experience in complex class action, toxic tort, and MDL litigation.
Terri Yellowhammer was appointed by Gov. Tim Walz as a district court judge in Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District. Prior to her appointment, she was the American Indian community relations development manager for Hennepin County.
Craig Bramley was recently recognized in Best Lawyers in America. Craig serves as managing director with Berman & Simmons in Portland, Maine, and represents plaintiffs in medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
Neil Fulton was appointed to the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. Fulton has served as a federal public defender and as chief of staff for former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds. He has also been active with the South Dakota State Bar, including time spent as chair of the ethics committee.
Jack Rice received the 2020 Professional Excellence Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association. He founded Jack Rice Defense in St. Paul and is a board certified criminal law specialist.
Brian Summerfield has joined Schenk & Bruetsch as a partner in the firm’s Detroit office, where he will focus on commercial, real estate, and construction litigation. He was previously a partner with Kostopoulos Rodriguez in Birmingham, Michigan.
Adam Altman was named general counsel of My Place Hotels America. Prior to joining the company as associate general counsel in 2017, he served as city attorney for Rapid City and Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Christopher Bellini was recognized by Chambers USA for his work in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. He works in the Minneapolis office of Cozen O’Connor, where he chairs the private equity practice.
Robert J. Heinrich was recently recognized in Best Lawyers in America and also named a leader in his field by Chambers USA. Heinrich is a shareholder in the banking and finance practice at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Milwaukee.
Clara J. Ohr has joined Goldwind Americas as a deputy general counsel. She previously served as general counsel for East Coast Power & Gas.
Marya P. Robben was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers. She is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Lathrop GPM, practicing in the areas of estate planning, estate and gift taxation, fiduciary representation, probate administration, trust formation and administration, and guardianship and conservatorship law.
Marian E. Saksena was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers. She is a founding partner and attorney with DeWalt Chawla & Saksena in Minneapolis.
David A. Schultz was named Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at Hamline University in St. Paul—the first faculty member at Hamline to receive that title. He also holds an appointment at the University of Minnesota Law School and teaches election law, state constitutional law, and professional responsibility.
Heather C. Addison recently graduated from the Cannon Trust School with the honor graduate designation. She has also received her certified trust and financial advisor certifications. She is a trust officer at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust in Marquette, Michigan.
Frederick W. Dingledy won the American Association of Law Libraries’ Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award, for his paper “From Stele to Silicone: Publication of Statutes, Public Access to the Law, and the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.” Dingledy is the senior reference librarian and an adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School.
Adam Furber was named Investment Funds Lawyer of the Year at The Asian Lawyer’s 2020 Asia Legal Awards. Furber is head of Simpson Thacher’s Asia Investment Funds Practice.
Tara C. Nordgard was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers. She is a partner at Carlson Caspers in Minneapolis, where her practice focuses on intellectual property and high-stakes business litigation.
Dinesh R. Badkar has opened his own firm in Los Angeles. Badkar Law helps clients with all aspects of general business litigation with a focus on real estate and health care matters. Badkar was previously a partner with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.
Rebecca Lawrence joined Ballard Spahr in Minneapolis as senior counsel, focusing on public finance and municipal securities regulation and enforcement. Previously, she was managing director and associate general counsel for Piper Jaffray.
Brooke Tassoni received the Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Award in the category of private companies with annual revenues over $500 million. Tassoni serves as a senior lawyer and litigation practice team lead at Cargill Inc.
Jessica Boelter joined White & Case in New York as a partner in the firm’s financial restructuring and insolvency practice. She was previously global co-chair of Sidley Austin’s restructuring practice.
Cameron Boyd received the Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Award in the area of nonprofit or government organization. He is general counsel for the Metropolitan Airports Commission and has been with the organization for more than 16 years.
Anthony Eliseuson was promoted to litigation program director for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Before joining the ALDF in 2017, he was a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Dentons.
Daniel West received the Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Award in the private company with annual revenues up to $500 million category. He is general counsel for Doran Companies
Court J. Anderson was recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in trusts and estates. Court is a shareholder and attorney with Henson Efron in Minneapolis, where he advises and represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of commercial and construction disputes.
Jess Anna Glover was named executive director of the Land Stewardship Project. She also serves as director of the Land Stewardship Action Fund, a sister organization.
Rachel Hughey was honored by the Hennepin County Bar Association with its 2020 Excellence Award for Mentoring in the Profession. She is a partner in the intellectual property practice at Merchant & Gould in Minneapolis, as well as co-chair of the firm’s appellate practice.
Alpasian Sapmaz was promoted to partner at Merchant & Gould in Minneapolis, where his practice is focused on general intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent prosecution in the mechanical arts.
Aaron Simon has joined Meagher & Geer in Minneapolis as an of counsel attorney in the professional liability, insurance, and complex general liability areas. He previously was a senior litigation attorney with Brownson.
Jaime Driggs was selected as a fellow by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers with Henson Efron in Minneapolis, Driggs was recognized as a 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyer in the area of family law.
Alison McElroy received the Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Award in the private company with annual revenues up to $500 million category. She is president, international and chief legal officer for Lift Brands in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Julie Skoge was promoted to partner at Merchant & Gould in Minneapolis. She is a registered patent attorney who practices IP law with an emphasis on patent prosecution for both domestic and foreign clients.
Andrew P. Young joined Barnes & Thornburg as a partner in its San Diego office, working in the litigation practice. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the major frauds and public corruption unit for the Southern District of California and as a criminal trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s tax division.
Laura Moehrle was appointed a district court judge in Minnesota’s 7th Judicial District by Gov. Tim Walz. She previously was a shareholder with Quinlivan & Hughes in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where she specialized in insurance defense litigation and medical malpractice defense for more than 14 years.
Andrew W. Davis was recognized by the Pro Bono Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Supreme Court for his outstanding pro bono efforts in 2019. Davis donated more than 200 hours of pro bono service in 2019, including significant time on local human rights matters.
Jessica Hutson Polakowski was named to the 2021 list of Best Lawyers in America. She is a shareholder in the intellectual property litigation and litigation practice groups at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Madison, Wisconsin.
Thomas G. Sinas was named as one of Michigan’s top 10 personal injury plaintiff’s lawyers by Leading Lawyers. He manages the Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s Grand Rapids office, focusing on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, auto negligence, and Michigan auto no-fault law.
Alex Wolf was elected president of Koley Jessen in Omaha, Nebraska. His primary areas of practice include estate planning and administration, business succession planning, and organizational/tax planning for closely held businesses and nonprofit entities.
Andrew Borene has joined Cybereason, a cybersecurity technology company, as managing director for its U.S. public sector business. He has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in industry, government, and academia with security and intelligence technology initiatives.
Jennifer C. Moreau was named a shareholder at Barna, Guzy & Steffen in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. She is a member of the firm’s litigation and business law group, with practice areas in civil and commercial litigation, business and real estate disputes, employment investigations, and labor arbitration.
Amanda Parker Rusin was honored with the Rising Star, In-House Counsel award by Minnesota Lawyer. She serves as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary for the Regis Corporation in Minneapolis.
Joseph Windlerwas named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under: Hot List 2020. A shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine in Minneapolis, he focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation.
Jason W. Martell has joined Wiley Law in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and continues to practice in the areas of family law, estate planning, real estate, and business transactions. Previously, he was an attorney at Raihle Law Office.
Maximillia C. Utley was appointed by Gov. Tim Walz as a district court judge in Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District. Prior to the appointment, Utley was a senior assistant Hennepin county attorney and a supervising attorney in the juvenile prosecution division.
Caroline Crenshaw was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in as commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has served in positions across the SEC, including in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations and the Division of Investment Management. She is also a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Denise Delcore joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in the firm’s national labor relations practice in Kansas City. Previously, Denise was a partner at the firm Spencer Fane.
Luke Grundman was honored with the Improving Access to Justice Excellence Award by the Hennepin County Bar Association. This award was given in recognition of his efforts to improve access to justice. Grundman is managing attorney of the housing unit at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.
Phillip Kitzer has opened his own firm in Minneapolis, Kitzer Rochel, representing clients in discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims.
Jennifer Cross was named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. She is an assistant attorney for the city of Bloomington.
Drew James was named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. He is an associate with Dorsey & Whitney, practicing in the firm’s labor and employment group.
Jillian Kornblatt was named an Up & Coming attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. She is a partner at Dorsey & Whitney, practicing in the firm’s labor and employment group.
Barry Landy was named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. He is a partner with Ciresi Conlin, practicing in contract, fraud, financial services litigation, class actions, partnership disputes, and employment matters.
Carly Bad Heart Bull was named executive director of Native Ways Federation in Colorado. She previously worked for the Bush Foundation, where she served as the Native Nations activities manager.
Elsa M. Bullard was named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. She is a partner at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Minneapolis office, where she leads clients through business litigation matters, including environmental litigation, defense of consumer claims, and contract disputes.
Mikka Gee Conway was named the first chief diversity, inclusion, and belonging officer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was associate general counsel for the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Rachel Herder joined Mammoth Biosciences, a San Francisco biotechnology company, as vice president of intellectual property. Previously, she was director of the intellectual property clinic and assistant professor of clinical law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
Sharon Markowitz was named an Up & Coming attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. She is a partner at Stinson, where she represents financial services clients and handles class action litigation and appellate litigation for a range of clients.
Adam Tomczik was elected to a second term as president of AFSCME Local 2938, a labor union representing attorneys and legal support staff employed by Hennepin County in the County Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, and the Adult Representation Services Division.
Maya S. Zahn Rhine was named to the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list. She is a shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Madison, Wisconsin, with a practice in commercial real estate.
Heather Abraham was appointed to a tenure track position at the University of Buffalo School of Law as an associate professor and director of the civil rights and transparency clinic. She recently completed a clinical teaching fellowship at Georgetown Law and served as a supervising attorney in the civil rights clinic there. Her scholarly research focuses on fair housing and race-conscious policies to decrease racial segregation. She credits Professor Myron Orfield and her work as his research assistant for influencing her legal practice and research interests.
James Dickey has joined the Upper Midwest Law Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota, as assistant general counsel. Previously, he was an associate attorney with both Hellmuth & Johnson and Bernick Lifson.
Paige Stradley was promoted to partner at Merchant & Gould in Minneapolis. She works in the firm’s intellectual property practice on a range of litigation involving patents, copyrights, trademark, and false advertising disputes.
Eric M. Friske was named to the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list for his work in several areas of litigation. He is an associate at Henson Efron in Minneapolis in the firm’s corporate and business litigation practice group.
Benjamin J. Hamborg was named to the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list in commercial litigation; litigation—labor and employment; and litigation—trusts and estates. He is an associate at Henson Efron in Minneapolis in the firm’s corporate and business litigation practice group.
Yunjie (Jen) Ji has joined the global toy company Mattel Inc. as APAC legal counsel in the Shanghai office. Previously, Jen was general counsel for Red Pulse Technologies.
Jacquelyn Lutz joined Messick Law in Woodbury, Minnesota, where her practice will focus solely on family law. She was recently named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and she devotes significant time to pro bono representation through Legal Service of Dakota County.
Pari McGarraugh was elected a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron’s Minneapolis office. Her practice includes the areas of health law, health care fraud and compliance, litigation, and white collar and regulatory defense.
Michael Vargas was named a 40 Under 40 honoree for 2020 by Silicon Valley Business Journal. He is an associate with Rimon Law in Palo Alto, California, with practice areas in financial services, corporate, technology, education, universities, and endowments.
Katherine Bills joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren as a real estate attorney in the firm’s Milwaukee and Chicago offices. Her practice focuses on auto dealership law and commercial real estate. She previously served as in-house counsel for Lift Brands, formerly known as Snap Fitness.
Rachel Kitze Collins was elected chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s environmental, natural resources, and energy law section. She is an associate at Lockridge Grindal Nauen in Minneapolis, where she practices primarily in the firm’s environmental and business law groups.
Sarvesh Desai was named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. He was also named to the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list for his work with business organizations.
Alex Dyste-Demet was named an Up & Coming attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. She is an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Chuqin (Xing) Anderson was named to the ABA’s On the Rise: Top 40 Young Lawyers list for 2020. She is a managing associate in the real estate practice group at Dentons in Atlanta.
Caitlinrose Fisher was named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. She is an attorney at Greene Espel in Minneapolis, working in business litigation, government and constitutional litigation, politics and elections, appellate, and white-collar criminal defense.
Emily Bodtke Zambrana was named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. She is an associate in the product liability practice group at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Minneapolis office.
Kyle Kroll was named the 2019-20 Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He was also elected assistant treasurer of the Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter. He is an attorney in the business and commercial litigation practice at Winthrop & Weinstine in Minneapolis.
Arielle S. Wagner was elected president of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association. She had previously served two terms as vice president. She is an associate at Lockridge Grindal Nauen in Minneapolis, practicing in the firm’s antitrust, data breach, and tribal government representation groups.
Rudolph Dambeck, a JAG officer in the US Army, earned the Expert Soldier Badge in October. The ESB badge is earned through intensive testing in physical fitness, weapons, patrol, and combat medical aide. Rudolph is the first US Army lawyer to earn this badge.
Paul R. Gaus has recently joined Downey Brand as a bankruptcy litigation associate in its Sacramento office.
Michael Ogle has joined Sidley Austin as an attorney in the company’s New York office. Previously, he was an attorney with Vedder Price.
Paul D. Hallgren joined Cozen O’Connor’s Minneapolis office as an associate. Previously, he was an associate with Ballard Spahr.
April L. Will joined Moss & Barnett in Minneapolis as an attorney. She is a member of the firm’s family law team, helping clients with dissolution proceedings, paternity, custody, child support, orders for protection, and distribution of marital assets and debts.
Joseph M. Hallman joined McKee, Voorhees & Sease in Des Moines, Iowa, as an intellectual property attorney in the mechanical and electrical practice areas. At Minnesota Law, Hallman was managing editor of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology.
Shea M. Holman’s article “Steps to Maintain Workplace Equality During the Pandemic” was published in Law360. Shea co-authored the article with Ally Coll, president of The Purple Campaign, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing workplace harassment.