MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Austin Spillane joins Nilan Johnson Lewis’ nationwide Labor and Employment team, lending his analytical and writing talents to litigation matters such as discrimination claims, noncompetes, and collective actions.
Prior to joining private practice, Austin was a clerk for The Honorable David T. Schultz in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. During his clerkship, Austin worked on many complex matters, including multidistrict litigation and several FLSA collective actions. His experience seeing litigation disputes from a judge’s perspective helps him craft winning arguments in the courtroom. Austin also spent time at the Minnesota AIDS Project (now JustUs Health) as a summer clerk for the Minnesota Justice Foundation.
Austin graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was an articles editor and staff member for Minnesota Law Review and earned the Dorothy O. Lareau Legal Writing Award for Best Brief. He attended undergrad at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduated summa cum laude with a Philosophy & Economics degree.
About Nilan Johnson Lewis
Founded in 1996 and proud to be an independent law firm, NJL has earned a reputation for being innovative, forward-thinking, and bringing deep expertise and a “total-partnership” approach to serving clients. The firm is committed to diverse hiring, advancement, and retention of women, people of color, and those with different backgrounds and lifestyles. The firm focuses on five areas of law: product liability/mass tort litigation, business litigation, labor and employment, health care, and corporate and transactional services.