I have over 30 years’ experience in labor and employment matters, and can help you and your business comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The following is my resume:

Experience

  • Gregg J. Cavanagh, Attorney at Law, Maple Grove, Minnesota.
    • Sole Practitioner, 1998-present.
    • Represented clients before federal and state trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies, including NLRB, EEOC, DOL, MnDOLI, and MnDOT. Areas of experience include discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace torts, representation cases, unfair labor practice charges, wage and hour, prevailing wage, OSHA, licensing, contracts, noncompetes, and insurance coverage of employment disputes. Clients have included those in the retail, manufacturing, construction, trucking, health care, and service industries.
  • Leonard, Street and Deinard, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    • Shareholder, Employment Law Department, 1993-1998;
    • Associate, 1990-1992.
    • Represented clients before federal and state trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies, including NLRB, EEOC, DOL, MnDOLI, and MnDOT. Clients included those in the retail, manufacturing, construction, trucking, health care, and service industries.
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Los Angeles, California.
    • Associate, Labor and Employment Law Department, 1981-1990.
    • Represented clients before federal and state trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies, including NLRB, EEOC, DOL, and California fair employment practices commission, division of labor standards enforcement, workers’ compensation appeals board, and unemployment insurance appeals board. Clients included those in the retail, restaurant, manufacturing, health care, defense, and insurance industries.
  • Briggs and Morgan, St. Paul, Minnesota.
    • Summer Associate, 1980.
    • Researched issues and prepared legal memoranda on a variety of topics for each of firm’s eight departments.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    • J.D., 1981, Dean’s List.
    • Minnesota Law Review: Note and Comment Editor, 1980-1981;
    • Member, 1979-1980.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    • B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1978.
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon, National Honor Society in Economics
      • Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship in Economics
    • Activities: Intercollegiate Debate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder, Colorado.
    • National Session, Summer 1985.
    • Completed intensive three-week course in trial advocacy skills.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1990
  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Publications

  • Author, The Collateral Estoppel Effect of Administrative Unemployment Insurance Decisions in Subsequent State and Federal Litigation, 2 The Labor Lawyer 839 (Fall 1986).
  • Author, The Collateral Estoppel Effect of Unemployment Insurance Decisions in Subsequent Civil Actions, Los Angeles Lawyer, vol. 9, no. 4, at 65 (June 1986).
  • Co-Author, Advising California Employers (Supps. 1985, 1986 & 1987).

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Large-firm experience at small-firm rates.