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Up & Coming: Shannon Bjorklund

After fewer than eight years as an attorney, Shannon Bjorklund is drawing accolades from colleagues.

Bjorklund, who recently became a partner at Dorsey & Whitney’s Minneapolis Trial Group, “has distinguished herself as an exceptional lawyer with a deep commitment to giving back to the profession and community,” said Theresa Bevilacqua, a Dorsey colleague.

Bjorklund practices in intellectual property, ERISA, and government public records. She also devotes at least 50 hours a year to pro bono service. In one case, Bjorklund served as lead attorney to three professors who sued U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and gained an unprecedented amount of information about the criteria for the detention of individuals.

“Shannon’s record of success … and her devotion to client service have already earned her the trust of Dorsey’s most demanding clients,” Bevilacqua said.

Bjorklund is also a skilled legal writer and regular presenter at CLE programs. In 2014, Bjorklund won the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for an article that she co-authored for the American College of Construction Lawyers.

Outside of law, Bjorklund’s community service has included tutoring at-­risk high school students and starting “Plant an Extra Row,” a group that collects and donates extra garden produce to local food pantries.

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