Overview

Rhiannon Beckendorf’s legal knowledge and business judgment allow her to serve a variety of clients and anticipate their needs. Her perspective as former in-house counsel for an international company helps her provide comprehensive and effective solutions to clients’ labor and employment needs.

Litigation Experience

Rhiannon counsels clients through all aspects of the litigation process, focusing on labor and employment law. She has successfully represented clients in state and federal district and appellate courts and with federal, state and municipal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the United States Department of Labor.

Compliance and Transactional Experience

Rhiannon’s practice includes advising clients on employment and labor issues related to acquisitions and a wide range of other workplace issues, including employee hiring, discipline and discharge matters, accommodating qualified employees with disabilities, and complying with wage and hour and leave laws. She assists clients in drafting employment contracts, employee policies, employee handbooks and separation agreements.

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Rhiannon served as corporate counsel for an international health and wellness company, where she provided legal advice to senior business leaders regarding all facets of the business, including employment matters, technology initiatives, privacy compliance, franchise and distribution, risk management, intellectual property and dispute resolution.

Prior to her in-house experience, Rhiannon was an associate attorney with a large employment and labor law firm, focusing primarily on employment litigation.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. Supervising Editor, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (2007)

Gustavus Adolphus College
B.A. Psychology, cum laude with departmental honors (2003)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Civic Activities

  • Juliette’s Race (benefiting the Down Syndrome Foundation)
  • Southside Services — Board Member
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