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Steven C. Kerbaugh

Of Counsel

P 612-359-1775
F 612-341-0609


Steven C. Kerbaugh is Of Counsel in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 focuses on complex disputes relating to restrictive covenants, tortious interference with contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, fiduciary duties, business disparagement, and other business torts. He also regularly defends employers against claims brought by former employees, including those alleging discrimination and retaliation.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Kerbaugh was a partner at a Minneapolis-based commercial litigation boutique, where his practice focused on unfair competition, shareholder and partnership, business defamation, and fraudulent conveyance matters. His practice has ranged from representing individual employees and executives; to representing local, closely held companies; to representing multi-national, publicly-held corporations. Mr. Kerbaugh has represented clients in Minnesota state and federal courts, and in arbitration. He has also represented clients in federal and state courts around the country.

Mr. Kerbaugh is involved in every aspect of dispute resolution on behalf of his clients. He has helped clients obtain significant successes through motion practice, at trial, and on appeal. He also regularly assists clients in negotiating favorable settlements.

Mr. Kerbaugh enjoys working closely with clients to develop strategies tailored to help them achieve their objectives. He prides himself on making himself available to his clients whenever the need arises and strives to ensure that clients obtain the successful result they deserve.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, Minnesota Rising Star (2014-2018)
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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
  • 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

  • “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 and Presentations

  • “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)