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Employment Litigation

Businesses, public institutions, and individuals seek out Greene Espel for representation in a wide range of employment-litigation matters. 

We regularly defend both private and public sector clients when current or former employees accuse them of discrimination based on sex, race, disability, or other protected-class status. Often these cases involve allegations of retaliation in response to the underlying discrimination actions or whistleblower and other similar claims. We work with our clients defending personnel decisions when they are challenged before various administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Economic Security, the Department of Labor, and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. We routinely secure agency determinations in the employers' favor. And when opposing parties initiate litigation, we stand with our clients to defend such actions in state and federal court.  

Our attorneys have tried cases to verdict—in state and federal court, and arbitration forums—and handled appeals in courts around the country in a full range of employment disputes. 

Taofikat Ninalowo-Olaofe
Amran Farah
Erin Emory
Lawrence Shapiro

Practice Contact

Jeanette M. Bazis
612.373.8358

Attorneys

Related Practices

  • Employment Investigations

    Employers rely on Greene Espel to conduct internal investigations about their most sensitive and high-stakes workplace issues. 

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  • Employment Counseling

    Greene Espel partners with employers to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces, to develop and implement employment policies, and to advise about the myriad of employment issues that may arise daily. 

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  • Non-Compete Disputes and Litigation

    Employees come and go. When their departures implicate legal obligations, Greene Espel can help. Greene Espel mobilizes immediately when clients must seek, or defend against, expedited injunction motions that may arise when employees move from one job to another.  

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  • Trade Secret Litigation

    From burgeoning high-tech companies to established international manufacturers, healthcare giants, and established financial services and insurance institutions, clients regularly turn to Greene Espel to represent them in disputes involving trade secrets.

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  • Commercial Litigation

    Our business litigation practice embraces the wide variety of commercial disputes facing private and public companies today. Areas of particular expertise include intellectual property, antitrust, securities, employment, professional liability, and construction disputes.

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Events & Presentations

  • February 20, 2024. Kate Swenson to Present on Pre-Trial Preparation for Minnesota CLE Read More
  • May 18, 2023. Jenny Gassman-Pines and Davida Williams to Present at Minnesota CLE's 2023 Employment Law Institute Read More
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EXTRAORDINARY NEWS

Holley Horrell Elected to Serve as Vice Chair of the Children's Law Center of Minnesota's Board of Directors

The Children's Law Center promotes the legal rights and well-being of children and youth, and its staff and volunteers provide direct representation of children and youth in the child welfare system as well as advocate for changes in the systems that affect their lives.

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Greene Espel Recognized in 2024 "Best Law Firms" Among Nation's Top Firms

The firm has been ranked in the first tier in Minneapolis – the highest ranking available in each city – in nine practice areas.

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Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Greene Espel for Litigation in Minnesota; Jeanette Bazis, Sybil Dunlop, and Kate Swenson Named Notable Practitioners

This year’s recognition highlights the firm’s “widely respected litigation group able to provide expertise across a range of commercial disputes, including both class actions and single-plaintiff claims.” 

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Greene Espel fights for employers in every forum to defend their employment practices so they can focus on what matters: their business. 

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