SOL Lawyer Magazine_Summer 2022

Jackie Leffner J.D. ‘18, LL.M. ‘20 (pictured below) is now a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Manager at Ecumen, one of the United States’ largest and oldest nonprofit senior housing and services companies.

Elizabeth Schenfisch (pictured below) now practices at Fredrikson & Byron (Minneapolis). Elizabeth works with corporate and business clients on a variety of matters, including compliance with regulatory requirements.

Megan Mejia is now a Security Risk Manager at Amazon (Seattle, WA). Jonathon Nelson is now In-House Counsel at Dedicated Commercial Recovery Inc. (Roseville, Minn.), a commercial collections company for equipment finance, MCA/non- collaterized, Asset Recovery, and Asset Remarketing. Maria Plese (pictured below) is now a Trust Officer at U.S. Bank.

Ben Gilman is now a Client Manager at Thomson Reuters. Ben also recently bought a house in Cottage Grove with his wife Alex. Amy Hamilton-Warwick, M.S.L. is working at Securian Financial as a Compliance Specialist. Congratulations to Dan Harrison and Lindsey Rowland (pictured below), both of Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. (Eden Prairie, Minn.), on securing a significant Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of

2017 Send your 2017 class notes and photos to Megan Mejia at (

Congratulations to José Monzón, LL.M. in U.S. Law , from Guatemala on his recent wedding. Many 2018 LL.M. friends joined the celebration (pictured from L to R below): Victoria Farias , Stephanie Arévalo Chan , Magdalena Vergara Vial , Mauricio Duarte , José Monzon , Irene Herrera , María Luisa Schuler Bezanilla and Pedro Torres .

Chelsea Barr (pictured below) is now a Senior Associate at PwC (Minneapolis).

Appeals win for first responders with PTSD. The case interprets the 2019 PTSD presumption statute under Minn. Stat. 176.011, subd. 15, for the first time. Dan and Lindsey practice workers’ compensation law, PERA/MSRS disability law, and personal injury law. Molly Hough (pictured below) now practices at Chestnut Cambronne (Minneapolis). Molly’s practice focuses on commercial, employment, construction and real estate litigation.

Brittany Yelle (pictured below) is now Associate General Counsel (Real Estate) for Kraus-Anderson. Kraus-Anderson is an integrated development, construction and real estate leasing and management enterprise.

Luke Bolduan J.D., LL.M. and his wife moved to Rochester, Minnesota. Luke now works remotely for Project Consulting Group, a Minneapolis consulting firm, as a Data Privacy Consultant. Pharaoh Lewis is now Associate Corporate Counsel at Securian Financial. Jeffrey Maleska and wife Erin welcomed their first child, Everett James (pictured below), on December 31, 2021.

Huge congratulations to Peter Strickland and his wife Maura, who had their first child, Aletheia, in September 2021!! Dorothy Summers (pictured below) is now a Staff Attorney at Youth Represent, a New York City nonprofit with a mission to ensure that young people affected by the criminal justice system are afforded every opportunity to reclaim their lives.

2018 Send your 2018 class notes and photos to Wally (Hwang) Behmer ( Annie Bodeau is now a Compliance Analyst at U.S. Bank. Jim Gabrielson was admitted to appear before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and argued an appeal in a wrongful death FTCA claim on March 15, 2022. We are proud of the hard work you’re doing for the community, Jim!

Exciting times for Leah Koch and her husband Matt, who

bought a house in West St. Paul in November! They are embracing their Chip and Joanna Gaines and loving the DIY and fix-it projects in creating their new home.

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