Credentials

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

ES Swanson Law, PLLC Maple Grove, MN
Corporate Attorney, 2010 to Present

Henningson & Snoxell Maple Grove, MN
Corporate Attorney, 2005 to 2010
Law Clerk, 2003 to 2005

PRESENTATIONS

Succession Planning 101, January 31, 2013, hosted by ES Swanson Law
Social Media Policies for Employees, October 25, 2012, at Social Media Breakfast of Central Minnesota
Dealing with Unhappy Clients, October 24, 2012, in online webinar hosted by BizzyWeb, LLC
The Legal Implications of Using Social Media in Your Business, October 23, 2012 at the Intro to Entrepreneurship classes and Entrepreneurship Club of the University of Minnesota – Duluth
Social Media Hiring Practices: A Workshop, September 18, 2012 at the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce
The Legal Side of Exiting a Business, August 9 and 14, 2012 at The Alternative Board of SW Twin Cities
Social Media Hiring for Healthcare Professionals, June 19, 2012 at Medi-Sota
Legal Side of Social Media in Business, May 17, 2012 at Venture Bank
The Legal Implications of Using Social Media in Your Business, November 8 and 9, 2011 at the Intro to Entrepreneurship classes and Entrepreneurship Club of the University of Minnesota – Duluth
Using Social Media to Create Buzz (co-presenter), November 3, 2011 at Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association, Minneapolis
Legal Concerns for Photographers, August 1, 2011 at Chicks Who Click
Busting the Top Ten Business Myths, April 5, 2011 at Referral Partners, BNI
Succession Planning Strategies, September 22, 2009 at Henningson & Snoxell
Protecting your Company’s Intellectual Property, May 19 and June 9, 2009 at Henningson & Snoxell
Are Your Ideas Protected?, April 22, 2009 at Topline Federal Credit Union
Big Concerns for Small Businesses (co-presenter), October 28, 2008 at The Marsh, Minnetonka, Minnesota
Top 10 Employment Law Mistakes (co-presenter), January 28, 2008 at Minnwest Bank

ARTICLES

Contracts, New Business Minnesota, March 2011

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bars: Minnesota 2005, Wisconsin 2006, Iowa 2007

Federal Bar: United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005

EDUCATION

The University of Minnesota School of Law  Minneapolis, MN
Juris Doctor, cum laude 2005

  • Dean’s List, 2004-2005
  • Student Director, International Moot Court, 2004-2005; Moot Court Participant 2003-2004
  • International Moot Court Competition Team, 2004
  • Student Director, Bankruptcy Clinic, 2004-2005; Bankruptcy Clinic Student Attorney 2003-2004
  • 2003 Winner, Section Best Oralist Award in oral argument competition
  • Studies included business entities, real estate transactions, construction law, taxation, employment law and contracts.

University of Notre Dame  Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, cum laude 2002

  • Second major in Computer Applications
  • Director of Internships, Student International Business Council, 2001-2002
  • Student Ambassador to Germany seeking placement of students as interns with German corporations
  • Semester abroad in London, United Kingdom, Spring 2001

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

BRG (Business Resource Group), 2006-Present
Rotary Club of Northwest Hennepin County, Charter Member, 2009-Present
Community Service Chair, Rotary Club of Northwest Hennepin County, August 2010-June 2012
The Alternative Board, 2010-Present
BNI, Referral Partners Chapter, 2011-Present
Firestorm, MetroWest Mastermind Chapter, 2009-2010
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2005- Present
Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member, 2006-Present
Notre Dame Club of Minnesota, 2002-Present
TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2010
Sophia’s House, Board Member and Secretary, 2007-2010
City South Cluster Ministries, Board Member and Secretary, 2007-2009
American Bar Association, 2005-2008
Iowa Bar Association, 2007-2008