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  • 11 Dec 2018 6:20 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)




    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) seeks a full-time attorney for the Senior Law Project in its Minneapolis office.  The Project is focused on using legal representation and advocacy to protect the rights of seniors age 60 and over. 


    Legal Aid’s mission is to advocate for the legal rights of disadvantaged people to have safe, healthy, and independent lives in their communities.  Legal Aid provides free civil legal representation to clients with low incomes and seniors throughout 21 counties in central Minnesota, and to people with disabilities throughout the state.  Legal Aid is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms and corporations, etc.  Legal Aid enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from, the organized bar.  Legal Aid does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.


    Legal Aid’s Senior Law Project serves clients who live in Hennepin County and Anoka County.  The Project’s case priorities are set toward the basic and fundamental goals of preserving shelter, including private, subsidized, assisted living, and nursing home placements, as well as preserving and gaining government benefits including Social Security and Medical Assistance.  In addition, the Project also handles consumer debt and financial exploitation cases.  The Senior Law Project also supports a community clinic providing basic estate planning advice. 


    RESPONSIBILITIES:  The attorney’s responsibilities will include advising clients and representing them in a variety of court and administrative forums.  The attorney may also have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy, to provide training for seniors and advocates, and to assist with community outreach/education as appropriate to client needs. 

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for admission by reciprocity.  Applicants must also have:

    1)      Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients;

    2)      Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;

    3)      A desire to appear in court and administrative proceedings to litigate client rights;

    4)      Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and

    5)      Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office.


    Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills are pluses.

    SALARY:  Up to year five on Legal Aid’s salary schedule ($50,016 to $54,336) depending on experience.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and short/long-term disability insurance.


    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled. 


    APPLICATIONS:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at:  www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Friday, December 14, 2018, or until position is filled.


    No calls please.


    Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:19 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)


    Product Liability/Mass Tort & Business Litigation

    Nilan Johnson Lewis is a firm with an innovative, team-based approach to the practice of law. We seek people who are dedicated to building the strongest possible law firm through deep and unique partnerships with clients. If you seek a professional atmosphere with a culture that emphasizes excellence in every interaction, superior client service, and collaboration, our Firm is for you.

    We seek an attorney with 2-3 years of litigation experience to work in our Product Liability/Mass Tort and Business Litigation Practice Groups. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with or interest in the following:

    ·       Drafting and responding to discovery

    ·       Motion practice, including preparation and argument

    ·       Case management and organization skills

    ·       Taking and defending depositions

    ·       Development and discovery of experts

    ·       Trial assistance

    ·       Business development

    This is a great opportunity to become part of a talented team. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to help deliver excellent service to our clients. Exceptional research and writing abilities and analytical skills required. Academic credentials will be weighed along with other indicators of ability, motivation and initiative. Candidate must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills and a strong desire for client contact and hands-on litigation experience. Must be admitted to practice in Minnesota (or eligible). 

    Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to:

    Human Resources

    Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

    120 South Sixth Street, Suite 400

    Minneapolis, MN  55402

    Fax: 612.305.7501

    Email: hr@nilanjohnson.com

    Nilan Johnson Lewis is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. 

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:19 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Labor & Employment

    Nilan Johnson Lewis is a firm with an innovative, team-based approach to the practice of law.  We seek people who are dedicated to building the strongest possible law firm through deep and unique partnerships with clients.  If you seek a professional atmosphere with a culture that emphasizes excellence in every interaction, superior client service, and collaboration, our Firm is for you.

    Our Labor & Employment group has an opportunity for a 4-6 year associate/special counsel to assist in all areas of a management-side practice, including class and single-plaintiff employment litigation defense, counseling and preventive advice, restrictive covenant and trade secret work, and labor relations.

    This is a great opportunity to become part of a talented team.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual to help deliver excellent service to our clients.  Exceptional research and writing abilities and analytical skills required.  Academic credentials will be weighed along with other indicators of ability, motivation, and initiative.  Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills along with experience in, or readiness for, direct client contact.  Must be admitted to practice in Minnesota (or eligible).  Admission in California, or interest in obtaining such admission, is preferred, as is clerkship experience and/or one to three years’ practice in employment law.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to:

    Human Resources

    Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

    120 S. Sixth Street, Suite 400

    Minneapolis, MN  55402
    Fax: 612.305.7501

    Email: hr@nilanjohnson.com

    Nilan Johnson Lewis is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:18 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Tax Associate – Minneapolis

    Dorsey seeks an experienced tax associate to join the Tax, Trusts & Estates group in our Minneapolis office. This associate will work initially on a range of transactional tax and federal, state, and tribal tax controversy matters, with opportunities to become more specialized as the associate’s career progresses. Transactional work will include advising on structuring and forming business and investment entities and advising on tax issues in mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, restructurings, and securities offerings. Tax controversy work will include federal and state tax controversies relating to individual and corporate income, sales and use, and other types of tax at various procedural levels, including the examination phase, administrative appeals, litigation and collection actions. 


    Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. We support and encourage the professional development and advancement of our lawyers through numerous CLE programs offered by Dorsey U, our internal professional development service.


    The following qualifications are required:

    - JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school

    - 3 to 6 years of experience as a tax attorney, with experience in either transactional or controversy tax matters

    - Strong academic performance

    - Excellent research and writing skills


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.


    Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.


    About Dorsey

    Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.


    We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six industries in which we have great depth and a history of achieving client success. Our banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources and public-private partnerships industry groups help lead our teams serving these industries across geographies and practice areas, keeping them at the state of the art of industry needs and trends and sharing collective experience and expertise.


    Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.


    Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community. One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

    • Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
    • 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
    • Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
    • Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)


  • 11 Dec 2018 6:14 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Innocence Project of Minnesota

    About the Innocence Project of Minnesota

    The mission of the Innocence Project of Minnesota (IPMN) is to free
    the wrongfully convicted and prevent future wrongful convictions from
    occurring. Since its inception in 2001, IPMN has screened and
    investigated individuals’ credible claims of actual innocence, and
    represented people who were wrongfully convicted or incarcerated for
    crimes they did not commit. IPMN also educates attorneys and other
    criminal justice professionals on best practices, and works to reform
    the criminal justice system to prevent innocent people from going to

    IPMN is a founding member of the Innocence Network, an international
    group of nonprofit organizations, law schools, public defender
    offices, and law firms who share our goals. Our work has primarily
    been in Minnesota, with additional services in North Dakota and South
    Dakota. IPMN is on a strategic path of growth to serve the needs of
    the innocent in our three-state region.

    About the Position

    A challenging and rewarding full-time position working on the
    exoneration of innocent people under the supervision of the Legal
    Director. The Staff Attorney is part of a cohesive team of
    professionals, led by the Executive Director, who are focused on
    fulfilling all aspects of the mission of the Innocence Project of
    Minnesota. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for screening,
    investigating, and litigating cases in Minnesota and North Dakota (and
    possibly in South Dakota) in which an incarcerated individual is
    claiming actual innocence and evidence of innocence can be found. The
    cases that this attorney might encounter may involve complex issues of
    forensic science and difficult factual issues that require significant
    experience in the criminal justice system. Most cases will not involve
    DNA evidence. The Staff Attorney will collaborate with and manage
    volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegal interns, professional
    investigators, and expert witnesses on some cases.

    Key Responsibilities Include

    §  Ensuring that innocent inmates receive high quality legal
    representation by assisting them with their claims of actual innocence
    and serving as the primary attorney on selected cases

    §  Performing investigation of cases including searching for potential
    witnesses and other interested parties, interviewing witnesses,
    writing and obtaining affidavits, and locating physical evidence, as
    well as recruiting and supervising professional investigators to help
    with the above efforts

    §  Finding, hiring, and consulting with experts in a variety of areas
    of forensic science, particularly forensic pathology, and learning
    about those areas when applicable to a case to be able to interpret
    expert reports

    §  Litigating cases where there is evidence of actual innocence by
    preparing and serving appropriate motions and briefs, negotiating with
    prosecutors and judges, and courtroom work from the district court
    level and through appellate process

    §  Collaborating with pro bono attorneys who may be brought in to
    screen, investigate, and/or litigate some cases

    §  Directing and maintaining all correspondence with inmates and their
    supporters on cases assigned to the Staff Attorney

    §  Supervising program assistants, interns, and law students who work
    on cases assigned to the Staff Attorney

    §  Providing details and reports of all work done to maintain
    compliance with any reporting requirements of the organization, its
    donors or grantors

    §  Assisting the Executive Director with information or outreach for
    the organization, its donors, or grantors

    §  Traveling by car or airplane, depending upon distance and cost, to
    North Dakota and possibly to South Dakota. This likely will occur once
    or twice a month, but may increase or decrease over time

    §  Other responsibilities as assigned

    Key Individual Attributes Include:

    ·         Mission Focus: Commitment to the mission of IPMN and its
    organizational goals in all aspects of performing the work of this
    position. Find joy in the work of helping people and improving

    ·         Authenticity: Abilities to listen for understanding, be
    candid, maintain personal and organizational integrity, and admit to
    and be willing to learn from mistakes (we all make them).

    ·         Collaborative: Be reliable, share ideas, take direction,
    communicate openly and honestly, ask for help when needed, offer help
    as needed, support co-workers and volunteers, and be willing to assist
    with things outside the job description when the need arises.

    ·         Flexibility and Growth Mindset: A self-starter who is
    willing to work with the Executive Director and Legal Director to
    manage position responsibilities and prioritize tasks and projects.
    Ability to manage multiple accountabilities in a fast-paced
    environment. An open mind to learn new things and new ways, take on
    challenges, and grow with the position over time.

    ·         Honesty and Discretion: Respect and keep confidential all
    applicable information regarding clients, cases, constituents, donors,
    financial, and other matters as required. Exercise discretion, good
    judgment, honesty and accountability in all things.

    ·         Emotional Intelligence: Awareness and control of one’s own
    emotions, and the ability to express them and to handle interpersonal
    relationships with respect and empathy.

    Required Position Qualifications:

    ·         Juris Doctor degree and five or more years in practice of law

    ·         Admission to the Minnesota Bar in good standing

    ·         Admission to the North Dakota Bar in good standing or
    willingness and ability to be admitted to practice law in North Dakota
    (five years of practice in lieu of bar exam)

    ·         Experience litigating cases

    ·         A commitment to working with incarcerated individuals

    ·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

    ·         Very detail-oriented and organized

    ·         Demonstrated ability to work well with others as a member of
    a small team

    ·         Work during evening and weekend hours will be required from
    time to time

    Preferred Additional Qualifications:

    ·         Experience in criminal law as a trial and/or appellate attorney

    ·         Experience in federal criminal cases

    ·         Experience litigating cases involving issues of forensic
    science or significant related experience

    ·         Experience in post-conviction litigation

    ·         Experience in criminal law in North Dakota

    To Apply:

    Send cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to Sara H.
    Jones at info@ipmn.org.

    or send by mail to:

    Innocence Project of Minnesota

    Attn: Sara H. Jones, Executive Director

    1536 Hewitt Ave, Mail Stop #C1973

    St. Paul, MN 55104-1284

    Applications accepted until position is filled, but strongly preferred
    by December 21.

    The Innocence Project of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer.
    We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage
    applications from all qualified individuals.

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:12 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Stinson Leonard Street

    Associate – Private Business Division, Minneapolis, MN

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP is seeking an Associate with two to five years of experience to join the Private Business Division in our Minneapolis office.

    Qualifications Required:  Active Minnesota attorney license required. Qualified candidates will have two to five years of relevant experience, possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.

    Relevant experience includes significant experience in connection with mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, ownership matters, corporate governance, entity selection and formation, business succession planning, and private equity transactions.

    To Apply:                     Please apply online at https://recruiting.stinson.com .

    For questions, please contact Anna Lloyd, Attorney Recruiting Manager, recruiting@stinson.com .

    Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

  • 03 Dec 2018 10:29 AM | Aleida Conners (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Supreme Court is seeking lawyers and non-lawyers to serve as members of the Commission on Judicial Selection.  The Governor and the Supreme Court select the members of the 49-member commission that reviews and evaluates applications for vacancies in district court judgeships.   The Supreme Court selects two at-large members to address all judicial vacancies and two members (one lawyer, one non-lawyer) for each of the state’s ten judicial districts who address vacancies in their district. The commission must recommend to the governor between three and five nominees for each judicial vacancy no more than 60 days after receipt of notice of the vacancy.  Applicants are being sought for the following vacancies:

    At- Large Position             Non-Attorney Member

    First Judicial District         Non-Attorney Member and Attorney Member

    Second Judicial District     Non-Attorney Member and Attorney Member

    Third Judicial District        Non-Attorney Member

    Fourth Judicial District      Non-Attorney Member

    Fifth Judicial District         Attorney Member

    Sixth Judicial District        Non-Attorney Member

    Seventh Judicial District    Non-Attorney Member and Attorney Member

    Commission members are expected to actively participate. They receive no compensation or reimbursement for expenses. Commission members must live in the judicial district which they serve.

    Applicants interested in appointments to these position must submit a letter detailing their background. Applicants for attorney vacancies must also include documentation demonstrating an active license to practice law in Minnesota.  Resumes are welcome but not required. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

    Letters can be e-mailed to AnnMarie S. O’Neill, Clerk of the Appellate Courts, at mjcappellateclerkofcourt@courts.state.mn.usor mailed to 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.


  • 03 Dec 2018 10:27 AM | Aleida Conners (Administrator)

    Applications Sought For Two Supreme Court Appointments to the Compensation Council

    Applications are sought for 2 appointments by the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Compensation Council established by Minnesota Statutes § 15A.082.  The council, which will convene in January 2019, is responsible for prescribing salaries for Minnesota’s constitutional officers, justices of the Supreme Court, judges of the Court of Appeals and the district courts, and the heads of certain state and metropolitan agencies.  Eligibility for appointment to the Council is established by section 15A.082, subdivision 2.  In addition, members appointed to the Council must be available for meetings that begin in January 2019, with reporting deadlines by April 1, 2019.  The Council’s duties are further described in section 15A.082, which is attached to this Notice.  The Legislative Coordinating Commission will provide administrative and support services for the Council.

    The Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court appoints eight nonjudge members of the Council.  Members are compensated at a rate of $55 per day spent on council activities, when authorized by the council, plus expenses in the same manner and amount as authorized by the commissioner’s plan adopted under section 43A.18, subdivision 2.  Members, who as a result of time spent attending council meetings, incur child care expenses that would not otherwise have been incurred, may be reimbursed for those expenses upon council or committee authorization.

    Appointments to the council will be made between January 7, 2019, and January 15, 2019.

    Persons interested in being appointed to the council should send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to AnnMarie S. O'Neill, Clerk of the Appellate Courts, 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155 or via email to mjcappellateclerkofcourt@courts.state.mn.us  The letter of interest must include sufficient information to demonstrate that the applicant satisfies the membership criteria listed in section 15A.082, subdivision 2, and can fulfill the time commitment required for the council to meet the deadlines established by section 15A.082.

    Applications must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.   



    Subdivision 1.Creation.

    A Compensation Council is created each odd-numbered year to assist the legislature in establishing the compensation of constitutional officers, justices of the Supreme Court, judges of the Court of Appeals and district court, and the heads of state and metropolitan agencies included in section 15A.0815.


    Subd. 2.Membership.

    The Compensation Council consists of 16 members: eight nonjudges appointed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court, of whom no more than four may belong to the same political party; and one member from each congressional district appointed by the governor, of whom no more than four may belong to the same political party. Appointments must be made after the first Monday in January and before January 15. The compensation and removal of members appointed by the governor or the chief justice shall be as provided in section 15.059, subdivisions 3 and 4. The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide the council with administrative and support services.


    Subd. 3.Submission of recommendations.

    (a) By April 1 in each odd-numbered year, the Compensation Council shall submit to the speaker of the house and the president of the senate salary recommendations for constitutional officers, justices of the Supreme Court, and judges of the Court of Appeals and district court. The recommended salary for each other office must take effect on the first Monday in January of the next odd-numbered year, with no more than one adjustment, to take effect on January 1 of the year after that. The salary recommendations for judges and constitutional officers take effect if an appropriation of money to pay the recommended salaries is enacted after the recommendations are submitted and before their effective date. Recommendations may be expressly modified or rejected.

    (b) The council shall also submit to the speaker of the house and the president of the senate recommendations for the salary ranges of the heads of state and metropolitan agencies, to be effective retroactively from January 1 of that year if enacted into law. The recommendations shall include the appropriate group in section 15A.0815 to which each agency head should be assigned and the appropriate limitation on the maximum range of the salaries of the agency heads in each group, expressed as a percentage of the salary of the governor.


    Subd. 4.Criteria.

    In making compensation recommendations, the council shall consider the amount of compensation paid in government service and the private sector to persons with similar qualifications, the amount of compensation needed to attract and retain experienced and competent persons, and the ability of the state to pay the recommended compensation.


    Subd. 4a.Constitutional officers.

    No constitutional officer whose compensation is set under this section may receive monetary compensation for unused vacation or sick leave accruals.


    Subd. 5.

    [Repealed, 1987 c 404 s 191]


    Subd. 6.Expiration.

    Each Compensation Council shall expire upon submission of the recommendations required by subdivision 3.


    1983 c 299 s 8; 1984 c 654 art 2 s 42; 1Sp1985 c 13 s 93,94; 1988 c 686 art 1 s 43; 1991 c 22 s 1; 1991 c 345 art 1 s 51; 1992 c 592 s 4; 1994 c 560 art 2 s 7,8; 1994 c 628 art 1 s 2; 1995 c 236 s 1; 2Sp1997 c 3 s 18; 1998 c 254 art 2 s 4,5; 2013 c 124 s 3-6; 2013 c 142 art 6 s 6-8; 2014 c 312 art 4 s 4-6


  • 03 Dec 2018 10:26 AM | Aleida Conners (Administrator)

    Chief Deputy Attorney General Applicants Sought:

    Attorney General-Elect Keith Ellison seeks candidates for the position of Chief Deputy Attorney General.  The Chief Deputy will work with the Attorney General to manage the 300+ person staff, focusing specifically on managing, recruiting and retaining assistant attorneys general and supporting staff. The Chief Deputy advises the Attorney General; provides strategic advice about ongoing cases; oversees initiatives of the Attorney General’s office; manages the Attorney General’s budget; and serves as a liaison between the Attorney General’s office and stakeholders including the Governor, the client agencies, the courts, the legislature, and members of the state-wide community. 


    Required Qualifications/Experience:

    • -        Licensed to practice law and in good standing with the Minnesota Bar
    • -        Prior management experience, preferably including managing lawyers and legal issues
    • -        Prior trial and appellate experience
    • -        Experience with civil litigation and knowledge of criminal justice system.
    • -        Familiarity with state and local government
    • -        Interest in public policy and constructive political engagement
    • -        Character and judgment that reflects the highest professional standards, integrity, and commitment to diversity

    Interested applicants should submit the following via email to Richard Allyn at RAllyn@robinskaplan.com:

    • -        Cover letter
    • -        Resume
    • -        Completed Application
    • -        Up to three references and/or letters of recommendation

    Materials must be received by December 6, 2018.

    Attorney General-Elect Keith Ellison’s Transition Committee will hold interviews on December 13-14, 2018.

    Application for Minnesota Chief Deputy Attorney General:

    Name:          ___________________________________________________________

    Address:          ___________________________________________________________

    Phone:          ___________________________________________________________

    Email:           ___________________________________________________________

    MN Attorney License Number:           ____________________________________

    Current Employer:           ________________________________________________

                  Position:                ________________________________________________

                  Dates of Employment:              __________________________________________

                  Employer Address:     __________________________________________


                  Office Phone:                __________________________________________

    What percentage of your practice has been in management?       ______________

    What percentage of your practice has been in civil or criminal law?      _________

    Identify three clients for whom you have provided significant professional services, including phone numbers and email addresses:

    1. ______________________________________________________________________

    2. ______________________________________________________________________

    3. ______________________________________________________________________  

    Identify three judges before whom you made significant appearances:

    1. ______________________________________________________________________

    2.  _____________________________________________________________________

    3.  _____________________________________________________________________

    List and describe significant community activities:  

  • 13 Nov 2018 6:40 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Senior Associate General Counsel/Associate/Assistant

    The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a skilled, client-focused and experienced lawyer with excellent academic credentials to advise and represent academic departments and business units in complex business transactions.  The title under which the successful candidate will initially serve will depend on years of relevant experience. 

    The successful candidate will report to the General Counsel and the Director of the Transactional Law Services Group, and will be resident in OGC’s Minneapolis office. The following are examples of matters on which the lawyer holding this position may be asked to provide advice, though it is not a requirement that a candidate claim significant expertise in all of them:

    • ·        Commercial transactions (e.g., agreements to purchase or sell goods or services, agreements governing large gifts, archive agreements, agreements commissioning public works of art)
    • ·        Regulatory compliance and corporate law and governance (e.g., retirement plan governance, formation of business entities and corporate affiliations, mergers and dissolutions)
    • ·        Finance and securities transactions (e.g., serve as issuer’s counsel in debt offerings, including negotiation of underwriting agreements; work with the Office of Investments and Banking in the purchase and sale of securities)
    • ·        Work with the Office of University Relations in matters of University image, marketing, and branding, including the use and protection of University trademarks
    • ·        Asserting, responding to and resolving commercial disputes (but not including representing the University in litigation or arbitration of such disputes); and
    • ·        Development of internal University policies and practices

    Required: The successful candidate must possess each of the following:

    • ·        A Juris Doctorate granted by an ABA accredited law school
    • ·        Admission to and good standing in the State Bar of Minnesota or eligibility for prompt admission
    • ·        Highest level of integrity and professionalism
    • ·        An ability to independently manage and prioritize work
    • ·        Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • ·        A minimum of five years’ experience as a lawyer advising clients on commercial transactions

    Desirable: It is preferred that the successful candidate demonstrates:

    • ·        Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and cross cultural competencies
    • ·        Having worked collegially and professionally in a diverse environment with peers, subordinates and clients
    • ·        A familiarity with tax laws applicable to tax-exempt organizations
    • ·        An understanding of trademark and other intellectual property laws.

    Applications must be submitted online.  For a full description and to apply, please see the University of Minnesota Employment website at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 327061.  Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

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