Penny is an attorney in the Employment & Labor Group where she assists clients with affirmative action plans, separation agreements and government audits.

Penny also taps into her regulatory compliance and energy background to assist clients in several other areas of the law, including government contract compliance and utility relocations.




  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • College of St. Catherine, 2004, summa cum laude


  • Minnesota, 2012


  • Law Clerk, Honorable Barbara Swinton, District Judge, 7th Judicial District of Oklahoma


  • Centennial Pro Bono Challenge, 100 Hours Completed, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2020
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013, 2019
  • Excellence in Pro Bono Service to Community, 2010-2012
  • Order of the Barristers

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Holloway Inn of Court, Member
  • International Legal Honors Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi


  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Pro Bono Attorney
  • First Lutheran Church of Red Wing, President, Executive Congregational Council

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, "My Employee Said What? Rethinking Reactions to Employee Speech," Fredrikson & Byron's Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, On-Demand Webinar, October 2021

Co-Author, “Can We Do That?: Answering Questions About Protecting Employee Privacy During a Pandemic,” Hennepin Lawyer (The Official Publication of the Hennepin County Bar Association), November/December 2020

Co-Presenter, “Mental Health in the Workplace: COVID-19 and Beyond,” Fredrikson & Byron’s Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, October 29, 2020

Co-Presenter, “Keeping Employment Clients Informed in a Pandemic,” University of St. Thomas hosted webinar for law school students, April 23, 2020

Co-Presenter, “How to Legally Welcome Back an Employee from FMLA/ADA Leave,” Fredrikson & Byron’s 35th Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar, November 7, 2019

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