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NJL People: Christopher T. Ruska

Chris lends his writing skills and court experience to the Labor and Employment team. He has a knack for writing hard-hitting legal analyses for complex matters and puts to good use his varied litigation experience. Chris is used to managing multiple cases thanks to a couple of years managing his own docket as a law clerk to three judges at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

Chris works on complex employment matters for large companies defending against individual and class-based employment demands, charges, and lawsuits. His experience in the court system, specifically in Wisconsin, allows him to look at cases from the unique perspective of the judge.

When he’s not practicing, Chris referees soccer games for the United Soccer League (USL), Major League Soccer (MLS), and the Big Ten.

Key Practice Experience

  • Employment litigation
  • Discrimination defense
  • Business litigation
  • Trade secrets and non-competes

Key Industry Experience

  • Retail
  • Financial
  • Banking
  • Tech

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Mentoring soccer referees, Twin Cities

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