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Meggen Lindsay practices both employment and traditional labor law, representing management in employment-litigation defense, and before the National Labor Relations Board, in collective bargaining negotiations with labor unions, and in labor arbitrations.  She also counsels employers on a variety of workplace matters, including state and federal wage-and-hour laws, the Family Medical Leave Act, and other issues of statutory compliance.

Meggen rejoined the firm in 2015 after clerking on the Minnesota Supreme Court for Justice G. Barry Anderson, Justice David R. Stras, and Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright.

In her first career, Meggen spent a decade as an award-winning print journalist—most recently as a reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  Meggen now draws from her experience as a seasoned writer, communicator, and investigator in her practice of law.  When representing clients, Meggen brings the strong writing skills and attention to detail that she honed as a journalist, whether in crafting an appellate argument or drafting a new employee handbook.

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2014
  • U.S. District Court
    Minnesota, 2014
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Education

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, summa cum laude, 2014

  • Class Valedictorian
  • Law Review, Assistant Editor
  • Recipient, Burton Legal Writing Award
  • Recipient, Merit Scholarship; James F. Hogg Scholarship; Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Women’s Scholarship; and the Sieben Family Memorial Scholarship
  • CALI Awards for
    • Excellence: Estates and Trusts, Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

M.S., Northwestern University, Journalism, 2001

B.A., Miami University, Journalism & Literature, cum laude, 2000

Articles & Presentations

  • The Nitty Gritty of the FMLA – Only for Those Who Already Understand the Basics, Penelope J. Phillips, Meggen E. Lindsay, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2016
  • The Complete Employment Lawyer Q & A: “The Family and Medical Leave Act and Other Leaves,” Penelope J. Phillips, Meggen E. Lindsay, Minnesota CLE, 2015
  • “Who Is an Employee and Who Is an Employer? Unraveling the Complexities in Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Cases,” Penelope J. Phillips, Meggen E. Lindsay, Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2015
  • “10 Big Rookie Employment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them” Penelope J. Phillips, Meggen E. Lindsay, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2014
  • Board Member, Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • Mentor, Mitchell-Hamline School of Law
  • Elected Board Member, Hale Community School Site Council
  • Co-Chair, Hale Holiday Helpers, Hale Community School PTA

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