In baseball parlance, Giesler is hitting leadoff as the club’s first ever top in-house attorney.
As general counsel for the Twins, Giesler provides legal oversight on all business-related matters, serves as the team’s liaison with Major League Baseball’s legal department and manages outside counsel relationships.
“I’m very excited to be joining such an outstanding organization,” Giesler said in a release announcing the hire. “As a life-long Twins fan, it will be an honor to provide counsel for a team that I greatly respect.”
Giesler has spent the past 17 years – the last 15 as a partner – with the Minneapolis-based firm of Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan where she served a variety of clients in the areas of public-private partnerships, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions as well as securities law compliance. Through her work at Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, Giesler played a key role in the negotiation and preparation of many agreements that were integral to the approval, design, construction and opening of Target Field. Prior to joining Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, Giesler spent eight years at the Minneapolis firm of Lindquist & Vennum.
Giesler received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN and her BA from Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter, MN. A native of Aitkin, she and her fiancé Loren make their home in Woodbury.
The Twins open the season Monday in Chicago. The home opener is April 7 against the Oakland Athletics.