January 03, 2012

Faegre Baker Daniels Welcomes 19 Lawyers to Partnership

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has announced the admission of 19 new partners, effective Jan. 1, 2012. The partnership voted to admit the firm's following former associates or special counsel to partner, listed by office:

Chicago: Patrick M. Miller.

Denver: Robert D. Comer and Benjamin S. Fernandez.

Indianapolis: John F.W. Fleming, Ryan M. Hurley and Jane Dall Wilson.

London: Linda J. Crow.

Minneapolis: Timothy E. Grimsrud, Aaron J. Harkins, Eileen M. Hunter, Nancy B. Hylden, Steven J. Lokensgard, Arleen A. Nand, Brian W. Oberst, Dawn Holicky Pruitt, Alissa M. Raddatz, Leif T. Simonson and Kevin P. Wagner.

South Bend: Angela Kelver Hall.

Following are brief biographies on the Faegre Baker Daniels new partners:

Robert D. Comer joined the firm in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A., cum laude, 1978), Yale University (M.F.S., 1980) and the University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 1987). Comer's practice focuses on natural resource and environmental law.

Linda J. Crow joined the firm in 2009. She is a graduate of the University of the West of England (LL.B., with honours, 1986) and Bristol Polytechnic (Bachelor of Laws, 1989). Her practice focuses on corporate finance transactions.

Benjamin S. Fernandez joined the firm in 2004. He is a graduate of Colorado State University (B.S., cum laude, 2001) and the University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2004). His focus is on patent strategy, prosecution and preparation, including a robust practice in the medical technology and consumer products industries.

John F.W. Fleming joined the firm in 2003. He is a graduate of Wabash College (A.B., cum laude, 2000) and the University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2003). Fleming practices general commercial law with a focus on financial transactions, distressed credit and real estate.

Timothy E. Grimsrud joined the firm in 2005. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College (B.A., cum laude, 1999), the University of Wisconsin (M.S., 2000) and the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, 2004). His practice focuses on intellectual property and patent litigation.

Angela Kelver Hall joined the firm in 2007. She is a graduate of St. Mary's College (B.A., 1997) and Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington (J.D., 2003). Hall focuses her practice in business litigation, counseling clients in the resolution of court matters and arbitration proceedings.

Aaron J. Harkins joined the firm in 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1999) and the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2002). His practice focuses on Indian finance and gaming law.

Eileen M. Hunter joined the firm in 2006. She is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1990), the University of Minnesota (Ph.D., 1999) and William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004). Hunter's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Ryan M. Hurley joined the firm in 2004. He is a graduate of Indiana University (B.A., Phil Beta Kappa, 2000) and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington (J.D., Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, 2003). Hurley focuses his practice on litigation, including antitrust, class actions contract disputes and bankruptcy.

Nancy B. Hylden joined the firm's government relations practice in 1997 as a lobbyist and subsequently studied law. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth (B.S., cum laude, and M.I.S., 1993) and William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 2004). Hylden's practice focuses on government relations.

Steven J. Lokensgard joined the firm in 2009. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., 1985) and the University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1987). His practice focuses on health care regulatory compliance and transactions.

Patrick M. Miller joined the firm in 2006. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1999) and Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2002). Miller focuses his practice on construction law, including civil and highway dispute resolution, design-build construction and contract drafting.

Arleen A. Nand joined the firm in 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A., 1999) and the University of Washington School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2003). She focuses her practice on structured finance transactions.

Brian W. Oberst joined the firm in 2005. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota (B.S., cum laude, 1991) and Hamline University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002). His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, and patent litigation.

Dawn Holicky Pruitt joined the firm in 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, 2001) and the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, 2004). Her practice focuses on public and private offerings of securities and other financial instruments.

Alissa M. Raddatz joined the firm in 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris (B.A., with high distinction, 1999) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2003). Raddatz focuses her practice on counseling and advising employers on employment issues, including international employment matters and affirmative action compliance.

Leif T. Simonson joined the firm in 2008. He is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993) and Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002). His practice focuses on complex civil litigation involving securities and financial services, as well as white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement defense.

Kevin P. Wagner joined the firm in 2004. He is a graduate of Cornell College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2001) and the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, 2004). His practice focuses on intellectual property and patent litigation.

Jane Dall Wilson joined the firm in 2004. She is a graduate of Hanover College (B.A., summa cum laude, 2000) and the University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2003). Wilson practices business litigation, including complex contract disputes, and appellate advocacy.

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