Devan’s practice focuses on representing clients in employment matters and commercial disputes.
Devan advises and defends employers on a variety of employment and business-related issues, representing them in all stages of litigation. She develops case strategy, facilitates mediation and settlement, engages in motion practice and discovery, and tries cases in state and federal courts.
Devan also advises employers outside of litigation, reviewing and drafting employment policies, contracts, and handbooks and providing general advice on day-to-day issues.
Devan’s background allows her to thoughtfully serve the wide-ranging legal needs of employers. Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, Devan practiced law in Kansas City where she maintained an active docket of commercial litigation matters, representing clients nationally in various industries including insurance, banking, medical technology, construction, retail and higher education. Additionally, prior to law school, she was a legal assistant for an immigration firm in Chicago where she managed employment-based applications for permanent residency.
Devan is dedicated to serving the community and pro bono work. She assists individuals with a variety of immigration issues, including affirmative and defensive asylum claims.
Devan is licensed to practice in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri.
Judicial Extern, Chief Magistrate Judge Jon Stuart Scoles, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2015
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Volume 20, 2016-2017
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Community Connect Program, 2022