Overview

Shantal leverages her experience working for state and federal judges to represent energy and environmental clients on regulatory and litigation matters.

Shantal is an associate in Fredrikson’s Environmental and Energy Practice Groups. She advises clients on matters involving state and federal agencies, including energy and environmental permitting, regulatory, and compliance matters, and toxic torts. Shantal also assists in trial and appellate litigation before state and federal courts.

Services

Credentials

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2021, magna cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, B.S., 2018, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2022

Clerkships

  • Judicial Clerk, Honorable Nancy Brasel, U.S. District Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2021-2022
  • Judicial Clerk, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2022-2023
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Nancy Brasel, U.S. District Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2021
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Tony N. Leung, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2019

Recognition

  • William B. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service, 2021
  • Most Outstanding Contribution to the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2021
  • Order of the Coif – Lolly Gasaway Faculty-Student Writing Award
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, 2021
  • Quarter Finalist in the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition Team, 2021
  • 1L Legal Writing Section “Best Brief” Award
  • Book Award in Legislation & Regulation

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Lead Articles Editor, 2020-2021

Community

  • Race Informed Study Experience (RISE), University of Minnesota Law School, Founder and Adjunct Professor, 2020-2022
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Moot Court, University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2023-2024

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Co-Author, "Fifth Circuit Ruling Limits the EPA’s Application of TSCA Significant New Use Rules When Regulating Existing Industrial Practices," Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Minnesota State Bar Association, July 2024

Co-Author, "Applying MERA, Minnesota Court of Appeals Overturns Injunction on Minneapolis’ 2040 Plan," Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Minnesota State Bar Association, July 2024

Co-Author, “The Law of Energy Exports,” California Law Review, 2021

Co-Author, “Chapter 10: Civil Remedies,” Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, 2022

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