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Excellent Work Environment

  • GPM is the only law firm to be named one of Minnesota's "Best Places to Work" by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for eight consecutive years
  • GPM was included by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers in their 2016 Best Law Firms for Women rankings, one of only 50 firms recognized
  • In 2016, GPM was named as one of the “100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” by Law360
  • In 2016, the Minneapolis Star Tribune named Gray Plant Mooty to its list of 150 Top Workplaces
  • GPM has been around longer than the Minneapolis telephone system
  • GPM has a broad and diversified client base. We are not dependent on any one client for a significant portion of our revenues.
  • Average tenure of GPM employees is more than 11 years, with some as long as 50+ years 

Representative Clients

  • ABRA, Inc., AgStar Financial Services, Anytime Fitness, Campbell Soup Company, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Inc., Carlson Travel Network Associates, Inc., Cold Stone Creamery, Cortec Corporation, Domino's Pizza, Dunkin' Brands, HNI Corporation, Imation Corporation, International Dairy Queen, Lakes Entertainment, Inc., National American University, Pirtek USA, ServiceMaster Clean, Slumberland, St. Olaf College, Tastefully Simple, Taylor Corporation, The Luther Holding Company, University of Minnesota Physicians, WR Berkley Corporation, Xiotech Corporation, and Ziegler, Inc.

Leadership Opportunities

  • Associates play important roles on firm committees
  • Associates serve as the work coordinators, social activities directors, and mentors for summer associates
  • Associates are encouraged to become involved in bar activities/associations and serve on nonprofit boards

Authorship

  • Written works by GPM attorneys are regularly featured in industry and business publications, local book stores, and law school curricula

Life Beyond the Law

  • In addition to being involved in varied and challenging legal work, GPM attorneys participate in interesting activities outside of the office such as sailing solo across the Atlantic, running marathons, acting in local theater productions, writing musicals, and playing in bands

Dynamic Space and Technology

  • Centrally located in a downtown Minneapolis signature building
  • Contemporary floor plan
  • Recognized space design: our Minneapolis office was nominated for a FAB Design Award through the International Interior Design Association Northland
  • State-of-the-art video conferencing
  • Access to IDS Center workout facility and showers
  • Open spaces that encourage collegiality

Exceptional Summer Program

  • With our smaller class size, summer associates are not just a number
  • GPM makes the summer experience an exercise in doing your best work, not a competition against each other
  • Guidance and training through formal and informal mentoring programs
  • Meaningful feedback
  • Direct contact with senior-level attorneys
  • Opportunity to work in many different practice areas, including areas of special interest
  • Observational and pro bono opportunities
  • We attract the best and brightest students
  • Interesting and challenging assignments that represent a realistic associate experience
  • Great social events balanced with time to explore the city and enjoy your summer

Outstanding Lawyers Across the Board

  • Lawyers and practice areas consistently recognized for excellence
  • 9 attorneys named "Rising Stars" in 2015
  • 36 attorneys included in Best Lawyers in America in 2015
  • 29 attorneys named "Super Lawyers" in 2015
  • GPM attorneys consistently ranked by clients and peers as leaders in their respective fields in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Voted a "Go-To Law Firm" by financial services clients
  • GPM attorneys are graduates of over 40 law schools from around the country

Great Training, Great Work

  • Individualized associate mentoring, training and direct involvement with principals and clients
  • Robust business development training program
  • Participation in industry and client teams
  • Collaborative work environment

Outstanding Pro Bono
Commitment/Opportunities

  • Meaningful summer associate pro bono work including experiences in housing court, criminal appellate work, asylum claims, drafting wills for first responders, and advising new nonprofits
  • Significant involvement in: Minnesota State Bar Association Pro Bono Roundtable, Management Assistance Program, The Advocates for Human Rights, Volunteer Lawyers Network, LegalCorps, and the Federal Courts Pro Bono Project
  • 2016 recipients of The Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer Award, recognizing the team’s commitment to pro bono representation in asylum cases
  • 34 attorneys recognized as North Star Lawyers by Minnesota State Bar Association, reflecting at least 50 hours of pro bono service in 2015

Commitment to Diversity

  • One of the first major Minneapolis law firms to name a woman as managing officer
  • Founding member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
  • Standing Diversity Committee
  • In 2016, GPM was named as one of the “100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” by Law360
  • Among more than 250 top national law firms, Gray Plant Mooty ranked 35th in the National Law Journal’s 2016 Women in Law Scorecard
  • Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers included GPM in their 2016 Best Law Firms for Women rankings
  • GPM attorney selected as 2016 fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization committed to diversity in the legal profession
  • GPM attorney named to 2014 Lawyers of Color Hot List, recognizing accomplished early- to mid-career attorneys of color
  • Since 1993, GPM has reached out to first-year minority law students through the firm’s 1L Minority Summer Associate Program
  • GPM has had great success in advancing women into positions of leadership: GPM attorney Sarah Duniway serves as a managing officer of the firm, and many of the firm’s committees and practice groups are chaired or cochaired by women
  • GPM attorneys involved with MN Lavender Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid, and Igbo Women League of Minnesota

Community Involvement

  • Attorneys and staff volunteer with local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Jeremiah Program, Hearts & Hammers, United Way, Hats for Hope, Race for Justice, Breast Cancer 3-Day, MS Walk-a-thon, and Feed My Starving Children
  • Attorneys and staff are active on the boards of directors for organizations such as United Way, Hennepin Theater Trust, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Goodwill/Easter Seals, PACER Center, YMCA, The Minneapolis Foundation, University of St. Thomas Family Enterprise Advisory Board, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Guthrie Theater Foundation, and Bethel University
  • In celebration of the firm’s 150th anniversary, attorneys and staff have taken part in a year of charitable activities (find out more about the firm’s 150th anniversary celebration and its partnerships with community organizations)

Staying Connected

  • Attorneys from all offices gather periodically at the firm retreat
  • Attorneys and staff in all offices meet on a daily basis through the use of video technology
  • Regularly scheduled all-firm gatherings

One of the Family

  • Robust alumni program with regular networking events
  • Distinguished GPM alumni include a U.S. Senator, a Minnesota State Senator, general counsel for leading corporations, a former CEO for an international corporation, the former president of the ABA, entrepreneurs, and judges
  • Secure alumni extranet hosted on the GPM Web site was launched in 2010
  • Several of our attorneys have rejoined GPM after working in-house or at other firms

 

Angie Roell
Attorney Recruiting & Development Coordinator
Direct: 612.632.3012
Fax: 612.632.4012
 

 

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