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Laura J. McKnight

Of Counsel
Minneapolis

P 612-359-1776
F 612-341-0609
Laura.McKnight@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Laura McKnight is Of Counsel in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. McKnight is a trial lawyer defending employers in federal and state courts, administrative agencies and before arbitration panels on a wide range of employment issues- discrimination, harassment, retaliation (including False Claims Act and whistleblower cases), defamation, negligence and violations of non-solicitation and non-competition agreements.

She also regularly counsels clients in all aspects of personnel decisions including disciplinary issues, reductions in force, drafting and enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements and drafts executives employment contracts for employers.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she served as co-chair of the employment group at a mid-size litigation firm in Minneapolis.

Honors and Recognitions

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow (membership limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Avinity, Board of Directors
  • Bethel University, Board of Trustees
  • Bethel University Foundation, Board of Governors
  • Episcopal Church in Minnesota, Vice Chancellor
  • Minnesota Visiting Nurses Association (MVNA), Former Board Chair

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WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

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