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Partners at Work

A growing number of law firms, courts and business organizations employ multiple University of Minnesota Law School alumni. In recognition, the Law School has established the Partners at Work program to encourage alumni support and to acknowledge firms and organizations that achieve 100% participation in annual giving by alumni.

How does it work?

Partners at Work provides an opportunity for alumni to make a difference collectively and (through matching gift programs) on behalf of your firm or organization. In addition to building a stronger alumni network, participation in the Partners at Work challenge signals alumni

satisfaction with the school’s professional excellence and stature in the community—while demonstrating your personal commitment and professional gratitude.

Any monetary gift received during our fiscal year—July 1 to June 30—counts toward Partners at Work. You can earmark your gift to the Partners in Excellence Annual Fund, scholarships, clinical programs, or the fund of your choice. Firms and organizations with 100% participation will receive special recognition including signage in the Law School’s Career Center, an advertisement in Bench & Bar magazine, and recognition in Perspectives magazine and on the Law School website. This acknowledgement enhances your exposure among our students—some of the brightest recruiting prospects in the industry.

Participating Employers & Captains

(FY 2015 Partners at Work Challenge Results as of 6/30/15)

Group I

(up to 9 alumni)

Gaskins Bennett, 100%

  • Ryan Vettleson, '01

Kaplan, Strangis & Kaplan, 100%

  • Harvey Kaplan, '64

Schwebel Goetz & Sieben, 100%

  • John Goetz, '76

Zimmerman Reed, 100%

  • Bucky Zimmerman, '72

Monroe Moxness Berg, 88%

  • Randy Evans, '84

Gibson Dunn, 75%

  • Rachel Brass, '01

O'Melveny & Myers, 67%

  • Carl Erik Heiberg, '06

The Advocates for Human Rights, 60%

  • Amy Bergquist, '07

Michael Best & Friedrich, 33%

  • Anne Carroll, '13
  • Alexis Lundgren, '11

Group II

(10-24 alumni)

Bassford Remele, 100%

  • Becky Moos, '77

Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, 100%

  • Bill Davidson, '89

Fish & Richardson, 94%

  • Jason Zucchi, '07

Nilan Johnson Lewis, 93%

  • Cynthia Arends, '00

Henson & Efron, 88%

  • Jillian Flower, '12
  • Scott Neilson, '93

Stoel Rives, 80%

  • Sara Bergan, '10
  • Dave Quinby, '90

Merchant & Gould, 60%

  • Rachel Hughey, '03

Best & Flanagan, 59%

  • Dan Grimsrud, '03

Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie, 58%

  • Vincent Louwagie, '88

Larkin Hoffman, 52%

  • John Kvinge, '11

Deloitte, 46%

  • Stephen Howard, '06

Sidley Austin, 45%

  • Janelle Ibeling, '02

Meagher & Geer, 41%

  • Bill Hart, '83

Felhaber Larson, 27%

  • Grant Collins, '09

Group III

(25 or more alumni)

Maslon, 100%

  • Casey Beckett, '07
  • Gary Haugen, '74
  • Julian Zebot, '03

Winthrop & Weinstine, 92%

  • Joe Windler, '07

Stinson Leonard Street, 74%

  • Joe Finley, '80
  • Calvin Hoffman, '09
  • Jeannine Lee, '81
  • Allison Woodbury, '04

Dorsey & Whitney, 66%

  • Gillian Brennan, '01
  • George Eck, '77
  • E. Michael Johnson, '91

Faegre Baker Daniels, 65%

  • Lauren Frank, '09
  • Dan Herber, '04
  • Ryan Miske, '05
  • Jim Poradek, '98
  • Amy Seidel, '98

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, 62%

  • Travis Anderson, '99
  • Aaron Mills Scott, '04

Robins Kaplan, 62%

  • John Harting, '11
  • Jamie Kurtz, '10
  • Chris Larus, '91
  • Stacey Slaughter, '99
  • Samuel Walling, '06

Lindquist & Vennum, 56%

  • Wally Hilke, '86
  • Jim Lockhart, '86
  • Bob Tunheim, '88

Gray Plant Mooty, 46%

  • Catherine Bitzan Amundsen, '08
  • Jeremy Johnson, '03
  • Brianna Mooty, '10

3M, 43%

  • Adam Bramwell, '07
  • Maureen Harms, '92
  • Dan Iden, '12
  • John Taft, '83

Fredrikson & Byron, 42%

  • Ryan Brauer, 03
  • Chelsea Brennan DesAutels, '11
  • Rachna Sullivan, '96

Briggs and Morgan, 40%

  • Matt Brodin, '06
  • Mike Moberg, '94

Cargill, 37%

  • Michael Skoglund, '01

Get involved as a Partners at Work leader

As a Partners at Work representative from your firm or organization, you will receive regular progress updates, invitations to special law school events, and strategies to educate your colleagues on the Partners at Work program and motivate them to give as generously as they can to meet the 100% participation challenge.

For more information or to volunteer:

If you need more information or would like to volunteer as a Partners at Work captain for your firm, please contact Joelle Larson, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Officer, via email at jblarson@umn.edu or by phone at 612-626-5363.