Jade’s practice focuses on defending employers in employment-related litigation and advising clients on a variety of day-to-day employment and business disputes. She represents employers in all stages of litigation in state and federal courts, as well as federal, state and municipal agencies (including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights). Clients turn to her on a full range of employment issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, contract, noncompetition, trade secret, defamation, whistleblower claims and sexual harassment.
Jade also prepares and reviews a variety of employment agreement policies, including employment contracts, separation agreements, employee handbooks and non-competition and confidentiality agreements.
Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, Jade served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Kathleen A. Mottl of the Tenth Judicial District. After receiving her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk for two Magistrate and four Circuit Court Judges in the Unified Judicial System in the Fourth Judicial Circuit of South Dakota.
“What to Know About No-Poach Agreements,” Practice Point, American Bar Association, April 21, 2022
Co-Presenter, “Tools for Your Toolbox: Advanced Leave and Accommodation Issues for Employers,” Fredrikson & Byron’s Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, On-Demand Webinar, October 2021
Co-Presenter, “7 Ways to Reduce Discipline and Discharge Legal Risks,” Fredrikson & Byron’sAnnual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, October 29, 2020
Contributing Author, Social Media and the Global Workforce, International Labor and Employment Laws (Bloomberg Law 2020)
Co-Author, “Reasonable Accommodation: An Overview of the ADA Requirements and the Interactive Process,” The ADA Handbook: Employment Practices under Title I of the ADA, Minnesota State Bar Association 2020
Co-Presenter, “Marijuana and the Workplace: Almost Everything You Need to Know,” Fredrikson & Byron’s 35thAnnual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, November 7, 2019
Co-Presenter, “Advanced FMLA,” Fredrikson & Byron’s 34th Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, November 1, 2018
Co-Presenter, “Wage and Hour Essentials,” Fredrikson & Byron’s 33rd Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, November 3, 2017
Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Kathleen A. Mottl, Tenth Judicial District of Minnesota, 2015
Judicial Law Clerk, Unified Judicial System – Fourth Judicial Circuit of South Dakota, 2014-2015
Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office – District of South Dakota, 2013
Intern, United States House Representatives, 2012