Sukanya Momsen


Sukanya’s clerkship with the Minnesota Court of Appeals helped strengthen her analytical skills and her capacity to think outside the box. She also served as an intern with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which informed her ability to see issues from multiple angles. She has applied these strengths to areas of employment law that include discrimination defense and preventive employment counseling. She also assists in the formation of nonprofit and tax exempt organizations.

Sukanya is an active member of the community, participating in pro bono activities and serving in leadership roles for the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Outside of work, Sukanya likes to travel and practice conversing in Japanese.

  • Key Practice and Industry Experience
  • Recognitions and Honors
  • Community Involvement

Key Practice Experience

  • Corporate and nonprofit governance
  • Tax exemption issues
  • Executive compensation
  • Mergers, reorganizations, and dissolutions
  • Discrimination defense
  • Preventative employment counseling
  • Employment handbooks and policies
  • Compliance issues for emerging businesses and startups

Key Industry Experience

  • Retail
  • Private and Corporate Foundations
  • Nonprofit Associations
  • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Startups and emerging businesses

Recognitions and Honors

  • MSBA Excellence in Employment Law Award, 2015
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Susan Richard Nelson
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Louise Dovre Bjorkman

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Vice President of Outreach and Community Development, 2017-2018
    • Secretary, 2016-2017

Community Engagement

  • Board Member, Charities Review Council