Resch says her curiosity is a big professional motivator. “I like following my curiosity and not knowing where I’m going to end up and keeping my options open,” she said. “That keeps me motivated and enjoying the work I do.”
Gustafson Gluek conducts plaintiffs’ antitrust class actions, such as a case against multiple chicken producers who are accused of killing their chickens to drive up prices. Resch has taken on pharmaceutical companies and other opponents in high-stakes cases. She’s proud that her work is for ordinary people.
“We’re helping out people who don’t know they’re getting screwed, who are paying more because these big companies decide to mess with supply and demand,” she said.
During her time (2010-2013) at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Resch realized that this was the kind of law she wanted to do, not transactional law to help businesses get bigger. “They focus on getting drugs and guns off the streets, Medicare fraud, helping people in general with basic safety and security,” she said. “I wanted to do something like that, and focus on helping people.”
In addition to that work, Resch stays involved in the Minnesota Federal Bar Association and the Minnesota Women Lawyers Partner Leadership Council.
She also does pro bono work. She and several other attorneys were named Attorneys of the Year in 2019 for their work on behalf of a woman who faced discrimination in a Ramsey County jail.
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