Employment Attorney Brian Benkstein Joins Fredrikson & Byron

September 4, 2018

Brian T. BenksteinAttorney Brian T. Benkstein has joined Fredrikson & Byron as a shareholder in the firm’s Employment & Labor, Employment & Labor Litigation and Labor Management Relations Groups.

Benkstein is an experienced litigator, counselor and strategist representing employers in matters arising from claims brought by current or former employees, non-compete and other employment agreements, union contracts and labor disputes.

“We are pleased to add Brian to our team and expand upon the depth of our litigation services for employers,” said Teresa Thompson, Chair of Fredrikson’s Employment & Labor Group. “Brian’s managerial acumen combined with his litigation expertise from years of representing employers makes him an invaluable partner to our team and clients.”

“Joining Fredrikson & Byron’s highly-regarded Employment & Labor Group allows me to offer a broad base of services to support my clients,” said Benkstein. “I am looking forward to joining forces with the team to provide our clients with top-notch legal representation.”

Benkstein is a seasoned litigator and counselor who exclusively represents employers and businesses. With more than 15 years of experience, he has tried multiple jury, bench and arbitration matters to verdict or decision, and defends employers in matters ranging from one claimant to complex cases involving hundreds of individuals. Benkstein also prosecutes and defends claims relating to non-compete agreements, company trade secrets and other business information. He negotiates union contracts, develops labor strategy and helps his clients navigate other disputes in unionized settings. He rounds out his active litigation practice by providing advice and counsel to clients on employment and general business matters.

Benkstein practiced at an AmLaw 200 firm prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron. Before practicing law, he served in a variety of management positions for a health care company that operated facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet”. Our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients, and operate as business advisors and strategic partners, as well as legal counselors. More information about the firm is available at www.fredlaw.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

Media Contact: Kelly Griffith, 612.492.7514, kgriffith@fredlaw.com.