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Nilan Johnson Lewis Recognized by Law360 as a Top Law Firm for Female Attorneys

Nilan Johnson Lewis is proud to be ranked highly (16th) on Law360’s inaugural list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for female attorneys. The firm is also recognized as a Law360 Ceiling Smasher, a ranking that highlights 25 firms that have made significant strides toward gender equality by hiring or promoting a large percentage of female shareholders. Nilan Johnson Lewis is ranked sixth on that list, and the highest of any firm in Minnesota, with 39 percent of its shareholders being women. More >

Motherhood Meets Partner Status – Three Nilan Johnson Lewis Attorneys Become New Shareholders Within Twelve Months of Maternity Leave

Nilan Johnson Lewis’s three new shareholders have more than just their new title in common—all three took parental leave in 2014. Careen Martin, Veena Iyer, and Sejal Winkelman, who were voted to shareholder status effective January 1, join the small group of women lawyers at mid-to-large-sized firms who have made it past the “mommy track.” More >

Insights on the Abercrombie & Fitch Employee Religious Accommodation Case

With the religious diversity of the country increasing, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has seen a significant increase in religious discrimination charges. Employers and employees are struggling to figure out one another’s expectations, resulting in a number of lawsuits against employers. The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch, alleging the company […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis Extends Sponsorship for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Moot Court Competition

Nilan Johnson Lewis congratulates the finalists (pictured below) of the recent Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Moot Court Competition, held earlier this month at William Mitchell College of Law, and wishes them luck in being considered for the national competition occurring next spring in Washington D.C. This year marked Nilan Johnson’s fifth consecutive sponsorship, and William Mitchell […] More >

Ebola Concerns in the Workplace: Building a Communicable Disease Policy

Amid growing concerns about the possible global spread of Ebola, more employers are considering how to handle situations in which an employee may have contracted a communicable disease, or come into contact with someone else who has. The first step, say Nilan Johnson Lewis attorneys Veena Iyer and Elizabeth Winchell, is to have a policy […] More >