Jade is a shareholder with Fredrikson’s Employment & Labor Group, focusing her practice on defending employers in employment-related litigation and advising clients on a variety of day-to-day employment and business disputes.

Jade 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, 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.




  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2014, cum laude
  • South Dakota State University, B.S., 2011, magna cum laude


  • Minnesota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2017
  • North Dakota, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2016
  • South Dakota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, 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, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Dakota, 2013
  • Intern, U.S. House Representatives, 2012


  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017-2018, 2020-2021

News & Insights

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Publications & Presentations

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’s Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, October 29, 2020

Principal Author, “Reasonable Accommodation: An Overview of the ADA Requirements and the Interactive Process,” The ADA Handbook: Employment Practices under Title I of the ADA, Chapter 4, Minnesota State Bar Association 2020

Contributing Author, Social Media and the Global Workforce, International Labor and Employment Laws, Bloomberg Law, 2020

Co-Presenter, Marijuana and the Workplace: Almost Everything You Need to Know, Fredrikson & Byron’s 35th Annual 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

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