The moments in my career that stand out the most are the ones where I have been able to actually shape and create new law or new methods of approach for my clients. In litigation, these achievements show up when a court adopts one of my legal arguments that hasn’t been tried before, and turns it into binding or persuasive law that I can later cite to. In the transactional context, these moments arise when I have the opportunity to restructure business operations in a new and novel way. For example, restructuring the way the a client signs deals can decrease litigation risks, and can also increase efficiency so the client can reallocate resources to generate additional revenue and grow the business.
For me, being an effective attorney is all about knowing your clients, their business, and their goals. Every issue—whether transactional or litigation in nature—requires careful consideration of who the client is and what they want to achieve. Approaching questions with a unique, tailored perspective for each client and the various issues they face allows me to truly integrate myself into the client’s business, and suggest creative solutions that may otherwise be overlooked.
Outside of work, I volunteer for the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota as counsel for foster care youth at Ramsey Juvenile Court. I also love to be outside for the 5 minutes we have summer in Minnesota, and enjoy reading by the lakes.
Standout moments in my career
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Mentor and Advisor, October 2008 – Present