MINNEAPOLIS – Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced today that Roy A. Ginsburg, a two-time recipient of Minnesota Lawyer’s “Attorney of the Year” honor, has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office as a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department.
For more than 30 years, Ginsburg has represented private and public companies in employment and commercial litigation within his national practice. He has litigation experience in various employment law disputes, including trade secret misappropriation, usurpation of corporate opportunity, corporate raiding, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of employment-related contracts, such as restrictive covenants and non-competes. He has also defended numerous employment discrimination claims, including sexual harassment, age, disability, race and gender discrimination, and is well-versed in handling both class and multi-party litigation. In addition, he has experience both with respect to advising clients on FLSA and state wage and hour issues, and defending FLSA and wage and hour litigation.
“As a well-known employment and commercial litigator with great trial experience, Roy brings tremendous value to the firm’s national labor and employment group,” said Alan Levin, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg. “He will be an integral part of our team, as his practice complements our experienced staff of practitioners and will enhance our delivery of services to clients.”
“While drawing on Barnes & Thornburg’s deep national labor and employment experience for his clients, Roy will also help expand those capabilities of the firm's Minneapolis office,” said Kenneth J. Yerkes, chair of the firm’s national Labor & Employment Law Department. "He has an accomplished resume and will further advance the group’s reputation for clients’ success, both regionally and nationally.”
Ginsburg is the latest attorney to join Barnes & Thornburg’s growing Minneapolis office, which also added a prominent group of insurance recovery attorneys in January. The firm’s Minneapolis office has now increased its attorney ranks to 33 since opening in 2009.
“The addition of an attorney of Roy’s caliber is yet another validation of our successful growth efforts in Minneapolis, where the local legal market is recognizing that we provide an attractive platform that is attuned to clients’ needs,” said Peter J. Ekberg, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Minneapolis office. “We look forward to his contributions as we continue to expand our regional footprint.”
About Roy Ginsburg
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Ginsburg was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, serving in the firm’s Advocacy Group and Labor & Employment Law Department. For more than 20 years, he also served in the firm’s Trial Department, handling a wide variety of commercial litigation.
Mr. Ginsburg has received numerous honors and awards, including being named a recipient of a 2013 Client Choice Award, which recognizes leading lawyers and law firms for excellence in client service. Announced on Feb. 27, 2013, the award winners were selected through a corporate counsel survey and in-depth interviews to identify individuals who “stand apart for the excellent client care they provide. Likewise, Minnesota Lawyer magazine twice named Mr. Ginsburg “Attorney of the Year” (2006 and 2011). He is a mainstay on several prestigious lists as a result of client and peer feedback, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2004-2012), Best Lawyers in America (2012-2013) and The Legal 500, among others.
As a frequent author, Ginsburg has been honored by Lexology as 2010 “Author of the Year” in both the overall and labor and employment categories. He also regularly speaks before CLE groups and clients on numerous employment topics.
Ginsburg is a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation Section and Labor and Employment Law Section), the Minnesota Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association (Litigation Section and Labor & Employment Law Section). He is admitted to practice in Minnesota, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and various other federal courts.
Ginsburg earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980 and his B.A. from Carleton College, magna cum laude, in 1975.
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