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MICHELLE M. DONARSKI is a partner of Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson, in Fargo. Her practice includes business transactions, contracts, civil trial litigation, agricultural law, and an emphasis in employment law. Ms. Donarski has represented a number of companies, large and small, locally and nationally, in assisting and defending employers in federal EEOC, state Department of Labor, and state and federal court lawsuits. She has investigated employee discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims for companies; and has conducted a variety of in-house seminars on employment matters, including the hiring, managing, disciplining, and firing of employees. Ms. Donarski has assisted several companies with their employee manuals and policies, wage and hour issues, leave issues, disability issues, discrimination and harassment issues, retaliation, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, trade secret violations, and employment contracts. She has also assisted companies during the difficult times of reductions in force, employee performance issues, and various other day-to-day employment issues. Ms. Donarski is a frequent writer and lecturer on employment law topics, and is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is also a municipal judge for the cities of Fargo and West Fargo, and was listed as a Leading Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers. Ms. Donarski received her B.S. degree from the Minnesota State University-Moorhead and her J.D. degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law.
STEPHANIE J. WILLING is an attorney with Ogletree Deakins, where she represents employers in all aspects of employment-related and commercial matters. She litigates cases involving claims of discrimination, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge, among others. Ms. Willing also advises clients on employment issues, including hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees. She focuses especially on advising clients on compliance with local drug testing laws and the TCPA. In addition, Ms. Willing defends employers in administrative proceedings. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, she worked for a boutique litigation firm where she gained experience in commercial and business litigation, and product liability defense. Ms. Willing is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association (Board of Directors), Minnesota State Bar Association, and Minnesota Women Lawyers. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California; and her J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the Oregon Law Review, and graduated Order of the Coif.