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Steven C. Kerbaugh

Of Counsel
Minneapolis

P 612-359-1775 F 612-341-0609
Steven.Kerbaugh@jacksonlewis.com

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Steven C. Kerbaugh

Biography

Steven Kerbaugh is Of Counsel in the Minneapolis office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  He represents employers in workplace law matters in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies.  He also provides employers with preventive advice and counseling.

Mr. Kerbaugh’s litigation practice relates primarily to complex disputes involving restrictive covenants, tortious interference with contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, fiduciary duties, business disparagement, and other business torts.  Although his experience extends across multiple industries, Mr. Kerbaugh’s practice has been particularly focused on representing medical device companies and executives in high stakes unfair competition litigation.

Mr. Kerbaugh’s counseling practice is focused on the drafting and roll out of non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, as well as issues relating to the hiring and termination of employees subject to restrictive covenants.  Mr. Kerbaugh also advises employers on issues relating to best practices employee policies, performance management, and separations.

Mr. Kerbaugh is involved in every aspect of dispute resolution on behalf of his clients.  He has helped clients obtain significant successes in early negotiated resolutions, through motion practice, at trial, and on appeal.  Mr. Kerbaugh’s focus is on ensuring advantageous and practical outcomes for the employers with which he works. 

Growing up on the Mississippi River in southwest Wisconsin, Mr. Kerbaugh developed what would become a lifelong passion for literature and writing.  His interests ultimately led to a career in the law that allows him to use his writing abilities to advocate on behalf of clients.  Mr. Kerbaugh also enjoys helping new generations of lawyers hone their writing and oral advocacy skills in his capacity as a legal writing instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

 

Honors and Recognitions

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2014-present)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Basilica of St. Mary/Saint Vincent de Paul, Homelessness Advocacy and Outreach Volunteer
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Finance and Planning Committee, Former Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • High school mock trial, and law school and college moot court competitions, Volunteer Judge
  • Safety Project, Former Pro Bono Attorney
  • University of Minnesota, Adjunct Associate Professor of Legal Writing

Published Works

  • "Knowledge, Prevention, Response: Protecting Customers' Personal Data," Minnesota Bankers Association (January 2020) [Author]
  • “Consult Counsel Before Painting Over That Street Art,” Attorney at Law Magazine – Minnesota Edition (March 2018) [Author]
  • “Employer Arbitration Provisions with Collective-Action Waivers Tested at U.S. Supreme Court,” Minnesota Lawyer – Sponsored Blog (January 2018) [Author]
  • “Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark: A Glimmer of Hope for Those Displeased with Federal Preemption of State Limitations on Arbitration?” Minnesota Lawyer – Sponsored Blog (March 2017) [Co-Author]
  • “Minnesota Supreme Court Clarifies Meaning of ‘Employment Misconduct,’” Minnesota Lawyer – Sponsored Blog (January 2017) [Author]
  • “Salman v. U.S.: Insider Trading Liability for ‘Gifting’ Information,” Attorney at Law Magazine – Minnesota Edition (January 2017) [Author]
  • “Don’t Be A Yahoo: Identifying And Managing Cybersecurity Threats,” C-Level Magazine – Minnesota Edition (November 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia:  Confirming the Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses,” Attorney at Law Magazine – Minnesota Edition (February 2016) [Author]
  • “You’re on Notice: Twiqbal Not the Pleading Standard in Minnesota,” Attorney at Law Magazine – Minnesota Edition (September 2014) [Author]

Speeches

  • “Civil Lit A to Z: Getting Started – Initial Pleadings & Service of Process in Minnesota,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Program (Minneapolis, April 2019) (presenter)
  • “Drafting and Reviewing Business Contracts,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Program (Minneapolis, October 2018) (presenter)
  • “Civil Lit A to Z: Getting Started – Initial Pleadings & Service of Process in Minnesota,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Program (Minneapolis, April 2017) (presenter)
  • “Drafting and Reviewing Business Contracts,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Program (Minneapolis, July 2015) (presenter)
  • “Til Death Do Us Part: The Broad Protections against Marital Discrimination in the Minnesota Human Rights Act Are Here to Stay,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Program (Minneapolis, October 2013) (presenter)
  • “Accidental Violations of Law – An Unintended Consequence of Utilizing Social Media,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Program (Minneapolis, February 2013) (presenter)