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Christina Rieck Loukas
Christina Rieck Loukas

Up & Coming: Christina Rieck Loukas

When Christina Loukas enrolled at the University of Chicago Law School, she didn’t envision a career as a commercial litigator. At the time, the St. Paul native was still mulling a life in politics. But while pursuing her master’s in public policy, Loukas decided to get a J.D., too. Then a funny thing: She fell for the law.

Since joining Winthrop & Weinstine’s business and commercial litigation group, Loukas has played a key role in defending clients both large and small and, along the way, garnered admiration of her bosses and co-workers. While Winthrop shareholder William McNab praises Loukas’ talent for “identifying key facts and critical legal principles, colleague John Sellner highlights her “grace and poise.”

In Loukas’ view, the most gratifying professional experiences typically come “when it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a good solution.”

“My favorite thing is the strategizing. I really like getting to the root of the problem and figuring out how to solve it,” she explains. “People think commercial litigators just make companies spend money on frivolous pursuits and don’t contribute in a productive way. But that’s not true. A lot of the clients I represent are doing good in the community.”

Between career and two young children (ages 3 and 5), Loukas doesn’t have much time for extracurricular activities these days. “I used to love to read until I started doing it 10 hours a day for my job,” she adds.

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