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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 5/15/15)

Group I

(up to 9 alumni)

Gaskins Bennett, 100%

  • Ryan Vettleson, '01

Kaplan, Strangis & Kaplan, 100%

  • Harvey Kaplan, '64

The Advocates for Human Rights, 40%

  • Amy Bergquist, '07

Gibson Dunn, 38%

  • Rachel Brass, '01

Monroe Moxness Berg, 25%

  • Randy Evans, '84

O'Melveny & Myers, 25%

  • Carl Erik Heiberg, '06

Stoel Rives, 20%

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

Michael Best & Friedrich, 11%

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

Schwebel Goetz & Sieben, 0%

  • John Goetz, '76

Zimmerman Reed, 0%

  • Bucky Zimmerman, '72

Group II

(10-24 alumni)

Deloitte, 46%

  • Stephen Howard, '06

Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie, 42%

  • Vincent Louwagie, '88

Bassford Remele, 33%

  • Becky Moos, '77

Merchant & Gould, 33%

  • Rachel Hughey, '03

Henson & Efron, 29%

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

Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, 27%

  • Bill Davidson, '89

Nilan Johnson Lewis, 27%

  • Cynthia Arends, '00

Sidley Austin, 27%

  • Janelle Ibeling, '02

Larkin Hoffman, 26%

  • John Kvinge, '11

Felhaber Larson, 23%

  • Grant Collins, '09

Best & Flanagan, 5%

  • Dan Grimsrud, '03

Fish & Richardson, 0%

  • Jason Zucchi, '07

Meagher & Geer, 0%

  • Bill Hart, '83

Group III

(25 or more alumni)

Gray Plant Mooty, 21%

  • Brianna M. Mooty, '10

Robins Kaplan, 20%

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

Lindquist & Vennum, 19%

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

Stinson Leonard Street, 19%

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

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, 17%

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

Maslon, 16%

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

Briggs and Morgan, 15%

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

Faegre Baker Daniels, 13%

  • Phil Garon, '72
  • Dan Herber, '04
  • Ryan Miske, '05
  • Jim Poradek, '98
  • Amy Seidel, '98

Fredrikson & Byron, 13%

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

3M, 11%

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

Dorsey & Whitney, 11%

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

Winthrop & Weinstine, 11%

  • Joe Windler, '07

Cargill, 7%

  • 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.