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Minnesota

Leadership & Community

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association: Civil Litigation Section, Co-Chair, 2018-present
  • Children's Law Center of Minnesota: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer 2015-2019
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer 2018-present
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Overview

Brittany Skemp works with employers to obtain favorable solutions in various types of employment disputes. She has experience counseling across a broad range of employment issues including wage and hour compliance, discrimination, harassment, leaves of absence, non-compete agreements, and significant changes or developments in the law.

Brittany has represented clients in numerous complex class- and collective-action lawsuits across the country. Her recent litigation experience includes defending discrimination and retaliation claims brought under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Whistleblower Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII. She has also represented thousands of class members in claims for unpaid wages.

Brittany was selected for inclusion on the Minnesota Rising Stars list, a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year. She has also published and presented on timely employment law topics locally.

Brittany is a magna cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, where she served as editor of the William Mitchell Law Review from 2012-2013 and as a staff member from 2011-2012. During law school, she served as a judicial extern at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Upon graduation, Brittany clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski and the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Experience

  • Successfully represented a former executive-level employee against claims of misappropriation of confidential information.
  • Obtained an order requiring the plaintiff-employer to advance $50,000 in legal fees before it could continue pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duty and conversion against its former executive-level employee.
  • Obtained an order for judgment on the pleadings, dismissing claims of conversion and fraud against a small family-owned business.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement of a class-action lawsuit involving laborers who alleged they were denied prevailing wages under Minnesota law and overtime payments under state and federal law.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement and approval of large class-action lawsuit involving over 5,000 class members who worked in over 20 different states, resolving claims of unpaid overtime and unpaid travel-time compensation.
  • Represented clients in diverse industries including hospitality, information technology, financial services, healthcare providers, insurers, and manufacturing.
  • Represented employees in restaurant tip-pooling claims.

Honors

Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2017-2020 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2018-2019 (The annual edition of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list features attorneys who received the highest point totals in the previous year's Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)

CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Spring 2013

October 22, 2019
March 7, 2019
February 16, 2017
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February 1, 2017
May 1, 2015
January 12, 2011

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