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KARI M. DAHLIN is an attorney with more than 16 years of judicial clerkship experience, having served under both the Honorable Kenneth L. Ryskamp, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida and the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Hallbrooks at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. During her tenure with Judge Ryskamp, Ms. Dahlin independently managed the docket and shepherded approximately 1,700 cases through the litigation process, from the filing of complaints through trial and other dispositions. She has drafted opinions for the Southern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Dahlin has experience with many substantive areas of law, including employment law involving unfair competition, non-competes, employment discrimination, and employee wages and benefits matters; business and mass tort litigation; and fraud involving health care, insurance coverage, and securities. She has also been involved in banking, environmental, antitrust, trademark and copyright matters, and commodities and telecommunications regulation matters. Ms. Dahlin earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. She graduated, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as a note and comment editor of the Minnesota Law Review and as a student attorney for the University of Minnesota Law School Domestic Assault Prosecution Clinic.
JASON D. FRIEDMAN is a zealous advocate and skilled litigator who represents employees in class and collective actions, as well as individual cases. Mr. Friedman fights for employees' rights to hard-earned wages as part of Nichols Kaster, PLLP's national wage and hour litigation team. He represents workers seeking recovery of unpaid wages, commissions, minimum wage, and overtime. Before joining Nichols Kaster, PLLP, Mr. Friedman practiced law at an employment law firm in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he litigated numerous wage and hour cases in federal and state courts. He graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he served on the mediation clinic and earned his certificate as a Maryland State Court certified mediator. Mr. Friedman also volunteered with Montgomery County Bar, Pro Bono Legal Clinics. He is a member of American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and National Employment Lawyers Association.
SUSANNAH J. GALIANO is a sole proprietor from Minneapolis that represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including advice regarding discipline and discharge, counseling and documentation, and defense of employment discrimination charges. She also represents defendants in litigation involving sex, race, age and disability discrimination. Ms. Galiano also conducts workplace investigations of claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and employee misconduct. She also conducts employer training on labor and employment law matters, including prevention of harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. Ms. Galiano also has significant traditional labor law experience under the NLRA involving filing and defending unfair labor practice charges and trials, representing witnesses in NLRB investigations, appearing as second chair in union negotiations, union organizing campaigns, arbitrations and grievances and collective bargaining agreements. She earned her B.A. degree from Wellesley College and her J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law.
BRAD KOLLING is a litigation attorney with Felhaber Larson. He practices in the areas of workers' compensation; employee benefits law; intervention and subrogation; labor and employment; alternative dispute resolutions; and railroad litigation, including FELA claims. He is an experienced litigator in all aspects of litigation, including trials, administrative hearings and appeals. Mr. Kolling is a qualified neutral and assists litigants in alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on workers' compensation mediation. He is a qualified facilitative/hybrid neutral (mediation) pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the District Courts, a qualified civil adjudicative/evaluative neutral (arbitrator) pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the District Courts, and has received advanced training in the art of trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) National Session Program. Mr. Kolling is a member of the Anoka County, Hennepin County, and the Minnesota State bar associations; and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. and B.S. degrees, cum laude, from the University of North Dakota and his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law.