Minneapolis, MN—Minnesota-based national law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) welcomes Sara Lewenstein as an associate to the Labor and Employment practice group. Sara joins the firm with comprehensive employment-related litigation experience, focusing her work on defending employers against claims of discrimination, claims of retaliation under complex whistleblower statutes, and claims of defamation, tortious interference, and breach of contract. Sara also brings industry-specific experience supporting K-12 and higher education institutions in Title IX litigation and advising on student affairs and faculty governance issues.
Sara clerked for the University of Minnesota Office of the General Counsel and was a judicial extern for The Honorable Susan Richard Nelson. She earned her law degree through the University of Minnesota Law School in 2018, where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Sara obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Jewish Studies at Wellesley College in MA.
Alongside her private practice, Sara is passionate about working on pro bono matters. She is a member of the National Association of University and College Attorneys, National LGBT Bar Association, and the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association.
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: labor and employment, product liability and complex tort litigation, business litigation, health care, and corporate and transactional services.