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Alice Berquist has more than 25 years of legal experience, primarily in the area of employment law counseling. She began her career at Felhaber Larson in labor and employment law, and has also spent several years as lead in-house employment law counsel for three large health care organizations in the Twin Cities. In these roles, she has worked closely with management and human resources to manage high-risk situations and develop policies and training to avoid employment law claims.

Building on her employment law training experience, Alice founded and operated a successful company that provided interactive Internet training regarding harassment in the workplace. She also taught as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law for several years.


Related Experience

  • Associate General Counsel, University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Associate General Counsel, Allina Health System
  • Associate General Counsel, UnitedHealth Group
  • Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • United Stated District Court (MN), 1979
  • 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member


Professional Certifications, Awards and Designations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist
  • Super Lawyer®, Minnesota Law & Politics, and Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Kroll Ontrack E-Discovery Course Certification, 2009

Education

  • J. D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, 1979
  • B. A., Macalester College, summa cum laude, 1975

Frequent speaker at the Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute. Representative topics include:

  • FMLA
  • The ‘It List’ for In-House Counsel
  • Manager Training Fundamentals
  • Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
  • New Americans in the Workforce
  • The Practical Side of Reductions in Workforce
  • Practical Steps to Putting a Litigation Hold on Electronic Evidence
  • Alice M. O’Brien Foundation, President
  • Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care, Board Member

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