Tessa Mlsna advises and represents employers in matters pertaining to labor and employment law, including discrimination charges and litigation, whistleblower and retaliation lawsuits, leave and disability issues, and employee handbooks and policies. As a litigator, she has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal and state administrative bodies. Tessa has also worked on traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining and grievance arbitration. Additionally, Tessa has practiced in federal Indian law, handling a variety of issues for tribal and non-tribal clients.
Within the higher-education sector, Tessa counsels colleges and universities on general labor and employment issues, as well as institutions’ regulatory obligations under Title IX, VAWA, FERPA, and more. Tessa also conducts investigations on behalf of institutions, including sexual misconduct investigations.
Tessa is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe in Northern Minnesota.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.