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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 with at least five Law School graduates 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, recognition in the Partners in Excellence annual report 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 2013 Partners at Work Challenge Final Results - as of 6/30/13)

Group I

(5-9 alumni)

Gaskins Bennett, 100%

  • Ryan Vettleson, '01

Kaplan, Strangis & Kaplan, 100%

  • Harvey Kaplan, '64

Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, 100%

  • Bill Davidson, '89

O'Melveny & Myers, 100%

  • Carl Erik Heiberg, '06

Schwebel Goetz & Sieben, 100%

  • John Goetz, '76

Zimmerman Reed, 100%

  • Bucky Zimmerman, '72

The Advocates for Human Rights, 44%

  • Amy Bergquist, '07

Perkins Coie, 33%

  • Jared Hager, '04

Michael Best & Friedrich, 29%

  • Alexis Lundgren, '11

Norton Rose Fulbright, 20%

  • Leaf Dilts McGregor, '08

Group II

(10-24 alumni)

Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie, 100%

  • Vincent Louwagie, '88

Bassford Remele, 89%

  • Becky Moos, '77

Merchant & Gould, 84%

  • Rachel Hughey, '03

Gibson Dunn, 83%

  • Rachel Brass, '01

Larkin Hoffman, 82%

  • John Kvinge, '11

Sidley Austin, 46%

  • Janelle Ibeling, '02

Best & Flanagan, 43%

  • Dan Grimsrud, '03

Deloitte, 42%

  • Stephen Howard, '06

Meagher & Geer, 42%

  • Bill Hart, '83

Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt, 36%

  • Grant Collins, '09

Group III

(25 or more alumni)

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, 87%

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

Lindquist & Vennum, 78%

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

Faegre Baker Daniels, 77%

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

Fredrikson & Byron, 77%

  • Ryan Brauer, 03
  • Joseph Cassioppi, '07
  • Rachna Sullivan, '96

Leonard, Street and Deinard, 67%

  • Joe Finley, '80
  • Jeannine Lee, '81
  • Allison Woodbury Leppert, '04

Dorsey & Whitney, 65%

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

Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, 65%

  • Chris Larus, '91
  • Stacey Slaughter, '99
  • Samuel Walling, '06

Gray Plant Mooty, 54%

  • Brianna M. Mooty, '10
  • Michael P. Sullivan, Jr., '96

Briggs and Morgan, 41%

  • Ann Huntrods, '81
  • James Long, '84
  • Richard Mark, '71

Maslon, 34%

  • Gary Haugen, '74
  • Laurence Reszetar, '06
  • Julian Zebot, '03

3M, 32%

  • Maureen Harms, '92

Winthrop & Weinstine, 32%

  • Joe Windler, '07

Cargill, 31%

  • Michael Skoglund, '01

United Healthcare, 20%

  • Dave Eldred, '02

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.