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Partners At Work

Hundreds of law firms, businesses, nonprofits and courts employ University of Minnesota Law School alumni. In recognition, the Law School established the Partners at Work program to encourage alumni support and to acknowledge firms and organizations that employ at least five Law School graduates that achieve 100% participation in annual giving by these alumni. Participation in the program is voluntary. If you are interested in learning more about the program and how your firm or organization can get involved, contact Emily Seiber at eseiber@umn.edu.

How does it work?

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

Partners at Work recognizes annual giving. Alumni volunteers at each firm or organization encourage their alumni colleagues to contribute, and are supported by Office of Advancement staff. 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. Participants are divided into three groups based on the number of alumni they employ, and seek to achieve 100% alumni giving. The top five finishers in each group receive special recognition, including signage in the Law School’s Career Center, recognition in Perspectives magazine, and on the Law School website, and recognition in Bench & Bar magazine. This acknowledgement enhances your exposure among our students—some of the brightest recruiting prospects in the industry.

Partners at Work Participants and Results

  • Partners at Work

    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 9'72)
    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)

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