The In-House Counsel Awards celebrate the achievements of attorneys who navigate complicated contract negotiations, defend their companies in high-stakes litigation and defend some of their organization’s most important assets.
Peter Zuniga never envisioned he would argue a case in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court when he accepted the deputy city attorney job for Bloomington in 2019, but when he landed there to defend the City Council’s decision to reject a proposed charter amendment related to ranked-choice voting, he embraced the opportunity.
Peter Williams took an unconventional approach to following in his father’s footsteps.
Karin Simonson took pre-med math and science courses at the University of Minnesota when her father unexpectedly fell ill with a serious heart-related condition.
The timing of Kent Schoen’s entrance into the legal profession in 2007 set the stage for his subsequent career path in the financial world, in a variety of settings.
Erin Neils wasn’t looking for a new job. But a want ad looking for a general counsel at Champlin-based specialty subcontractor Egan Company jumped out at her.
Mark Kalar was about as well established in his profession as one can be. Armed with a master’s in architecture, he spent 16 years as an architect at various local firms. But then he saw something in his business that he thought needed fixing.
Blink on Jihan Jenkins and she’ll be trying something different!
Not every lawyer embraces work that involves turning cow manure into biogas, but it suits Ted Cadwell just fine.
Elizabeth Borer appreciates having a position that enables her to make a global impact, as general counsel for one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States, Eden Prairie-based Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP).
Don’t tell Edgar Ocampo in-house counsel work is less taxing than working at a law firm. In August 2020, when he accepted an offer to join Koch Companies’ Legal Department, it was a seven-days-a-week, 12-hours-a-day commitment for the majority of his first year.
Cassandra Headrick’s career has been partly shaped in the past decade by an impactful fellowship program.
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