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Unsung: Jessica Heck

Jessica Heck

Jessica Heck spent many years in the resort and hotel industries before she made an important discovery. “Hotels never close,” she said. “I wanted more regular hours.” Which isn’t to say that Heck’s current job is a great deal easier ...

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Unsung: Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson

The 450-strong Bowman and Brooke has a three-person Human Resources Department, when those jobs are staffed. But in the last year or so, the department lost its director and payroll specialists, leaving Amanda Johnson’s plate stacked high. She handled it ...

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Unsung: Bonnie Korte

Bonnie Korte

As the manager of patent paralegals at Fish & Richardson, Bonnie Korte has one of the most important jobs in the firm. With responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, and assigning work to over 80 patent paralegals across the firm’s 11 ...

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Unsung: Sandi Poppen

Sandi Poppen

Last year, while attending the Minnesota Lawyer Unsung Legal Heroes awards ceremony, Robins Kaplan associate Elizabeth Burnett turned to her seatmate and they agreed, “Sandi should be up there.” The reason legal administrative assistant Sandi Poppen came immediately to mind ...

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