Rikke Dierssen-Morice and Keiko Sugisaka, partners in Maslon's Litigation Group, will speak at the Minnesota State Bar Association's Celebrating Trailblazing Women Lawyers event on March 4, 2021. During this "rotating roundtable" event, trailblazing women lawyers and judges, including Rikke and Keiko, will share insights about their successes and overcoming adversity as well as answer questions on a variety of topics including major successes, bouncing back from a loss, navigating ethical dilemmas, and managing work-life balance.
To learn more or to register, go to: Minnesota State Bar Association, Celebrating Trailblazing Women Lawyers.
Rikke represents corporate policyholders in the U.S. and abroad on insurance claims and in recovery litigation. She serves as national insurance counsel to business policyholders, with particular depth in the food, agriculture, manufacturing, financial, and construction industries. Bolstered by valuable experience gained early in her career drafting coverage opinions, position letters, and litigating as a part of a national coverage counsel team for then St. Paul Companies (now Travelers), Rikke, recently elected as a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, has for the past 20 years successfully handled high-stakes insurance claims for policyholders in bench and jury trials throughout the U.S. She typically assists 100+ clients each year to recover on small to multimillion-dollar insurance claims. Rikke is skilled at fully and correctly documenting the many different types of commercial insurance claims—and is a fierce advocate on behalf of her clients.
Keiko represents clients in federal and state courts nationwide, concentrating her practice on product liability, complex business, and intellectual property cases, including consolidated and multi-district litigation, and acts as national coordinating counsel. At Maslon, Keiko serves on the firm's three-person Governance Committee, which manages the firm, and co-chairs its Tort & Product Liability Group. In addition, Keiko is Maslon's member representative in Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and also serves as an at-large member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection, Vice-Chair of the Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee and board member and Secretary for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.