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KATE BISCHOFF is an attorney and SPHR-certified human resources professional with tHRive Law & Consulting. She advises executives and human resources professionals in a wide range of industries on employment law matters, from recruitment to termination and beyond. Ms. Bischoff has many strengths that include diagnosing and remedying areas of weakness in human resources practices and policies, ensuring compliance with U.S. laws and the regulations of other jurisdictions, training employees on a variety of organizational behavior and equal employment opportunity topics, creating functional policies and practices to meet organizational, as well as division-specific goals, handling investigations into employee grievances, and as part of union avoidance strategies. She is passionate about improving company culture and using technology (social media and big data) in the workplace. Ms. Bischoff also litigates employment cases, including discrimination, harassment, and contract matters. After several employment law trials, she speaks from experience when advising clients when administrative and court commence. Prior to joining tHRive Law & Consulting, Ms. Bischoff served as a human resources officer for the United States Department of State at the U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia; and for the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Most recently, she was special counsel at a major law firm in the Twin Cities. Ms. Bischoff is part of the Society of Human Resource Management, Human Resources Professionals of Minnesota, Twin Cities Human Resources Association, and Leading Edge HR Network. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.
DONALD C. ERICKSON is an attorney with the Duluth law firm of Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A., where he practices in the areas of labor and employment law, business litigation, workers' compensation, and alternate dispute resolution. Mr. Erickson has been certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a labor and employment law specialist. He also served as an administrative law judge for the State of Minnesota, Office of Administrative Hearings from 1994 to 2003. Mr. Erickson is admitted to practice in Minnesota; Wisconsin; the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth circuits; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American, Federal, and Minnesota State bar associations. Mr. Erickson earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Luther College; his J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota; and was an honors graduate from the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island.
ANNETTE M. MARGARIT is shareholder with Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. She joined the firm in 1989. In 1996, Ms. Margarit became human resources manager for the city of Apple Valley, a position she held until she returned to the firm in 2001. In this position, she negotiated contracts with multiple unions, monitored compensation plans, and dealt with leave and discipline issues. Using her practical experience and legal training, Ms. Margarit now focuses her practice on employment and municipal law issues. She is the city attorney for the cities of Jordan and Lonsdale and is frequently hired by other cities to conduct employment investigations. Ms. Margarit is a member of the Minnesota State and Dakota County bar associations. She earned her B.S. degree, with highest distinction, from the University of Minnesota; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.
DANIEL R. OLSON is an attorney with Bassford Remele, where he provides complete legal representation in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law. He has regularly secured favorable outcomes for clients at mediations towards the outset of litigation, as well as successfully represented clients in several jury trials and arbitrations when early resolutions were not feasible. Mr. Olson has achieved both affirmations and reversals for clients from state and federal appellate courts when results have been challenged on appeal. He has been recognized as a Rising Star for his proficient work across the full spectrum of the litigation process. Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Mr. Olson clerked for the Honorable Renee Worke at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable Martha Simonett in the Minnesota First Judicial District. He graduated, cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas School of Law; and earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Olson is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He is presently an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.