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Meggen Lindsay practices traditional labor law and employment litigation.

She represents management in multiple industries–with a primary focus on healthcare and non-profit organizations–during collective bargaining negotiations with labor unions, counsels employers in administering contracts, and conducts training on the National Labor Relations Act. She represents employers in grievance arbitrations, and defends employers against unfair labor charges and in contested hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, as well as represents employers who have received election petitions from unions.

Meggen’s employment practice includes both appellate practice and litigation at the trial court level, in both state and federal courts.  She routinely responds on behalf of clients facing discrimination charges before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Human Rights.  She also counsels employers on a variety of workplace matters, including handbook revisions, state and federal wage-and-hour laws, the Family Medical Leave Act, and other issues of statutory and common law compliance.

Meggen rejoined the firm in 2015 after clerking on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

In her first career, Meggen spent a decade as an award-winning print journalist in Chicago and as a reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment Litigation
  • National Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Labor Relations – Management
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Employment Advice & Counseling
  • Management Education & Training

Professional Certifications, Awards and Designations

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2019-2021

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Minnesota, 2014
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, summa cum laude, 2014
    • Class Valedictorian
    • Law Review, Assistant Editor
  • M.S., Northwestern University, Journalism, 2001
  • B.A., Miami University, Journalism & Literature, cum laude, 2000

Representative Cases

  • Kassu v. Fairview Health Servs., No. 19-CV-1845 (PJS/ECW), 2019 WL 5865465, at *1 (D. Minn. Nov. 7, 2019), aff’d, 833 F. App’x 656 (8th Cir. 2021)
  • Sanders v. Ebenezer Management Services, Inc., No. 27-CV-18-18587 (Minn. Dist. Ct., 2019)
  • Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, Inc., 944 N.W.2d 222 (Minn. 2020) (amicus)
  • Potter v. St. Joseph’s Med. Ctr., No. A18-0736, 2018 WL 6729836 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 24, 2018)
  • Hustvet v. Allina Health Sys., 910 F.3d 399 (8th Cir. 2018)
  • Durand v. Fairview Health Servs., 902 F.3d 836, 839 (8th Cir. 2018) (amicus)
  • Hernandez v. Gen. Mills Fed. Credit Union (In re Hernandez), 860 F.3d 591 (8th Cir. 2017)
  • Hillesheim v. Casey’s Retail Co., No. 16-CV-0061 (PJS/FLN), 2016 WL 3676164, at *1 (D. Minn. July 6, 2016)
  • Childs v. Fairview Health Servs., No. A16-0849, 2016 WL 6923709 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 28, 2016)
  • Kallon v. Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, No. 27-CV-16-2745 (Minn. Dist. Ct., 2016)


Meggen E. Lindsay

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Articles & Presentations

  • Attorney-Client Privilege Deskbook, 1st Edition, “Elements of Privilege: The Privileged Person,” Minnesota CLE, 2021
  • “Cutting-Edge Issues Under the NLRA – Is This an Oxymoron or Prescient Irony?,” Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2019
  • The Complete Employment Lawyer; “The Family and Medical Leave Act and Other Leaves,” Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • 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
  • “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

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