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Gray Plant Mooty Welcomes New Additions to the Firm

December 02, 2014 | News Release

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (December 2, 2014) — Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to welcome a talented round of additions to its Minneapolis and Washington, DC, offices, including lawyers Mary Martin, Jeffrey Levin, Holly Miller, Hallie Goodman, Julia Marotte, Meg Martin, and Virginia Horton, and paralegals Erikka Graves and Connie Heikkla.

After founding her own firm in 1984, Mary Martin transitioned from Gray Plant Mooty to private practice and now rejoins the Health & Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group in an of counsel role. Throughout her 30 years of health law practice in Minnesota, Martin has advised health and human services providers on employment matters and regulatory matters involving HIPAA and client records, and professional licensure. Martin is also a Minnesota State Bar Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist.

For more than 25 years, Jeffrey Levin has counseled clients on international trade law and the full spectrum of trade matters. He joins the Franchise & Distribution Practice Group in an of counsel role, advising on export control matters, export license requirements, trade sanction programs, and the development of export control compliance programs. Levin has provided counsel on both government affairs and public policy before Congress, and represented companies and business associations in trade remedy actions before federal courts and administrative agencies.

Miller joins Gray Plant Mooty’s expanding Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy Practice Group as an associate. She draws on the knowledge afforded by her dual J.D. and mass communications M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota to advise clients in the areas of trademark, copyright, advertising, media, and privacy law.

Goodman joins the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group after working with the firm as a summer associate. She previously served as an intern at the legal clinic in Iowa and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Denise Reilly in the Hennepin County District Court. Goodman received her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Marotte joins the Health & Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group as an associate. A former mental health practitioner, Marotte provides a unique combination of legal and practical experience in the health care field to Gray Plant Mooty’s growing Health Law Team. She received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Meg Martin joins the Trust, Estate & Charitable Planning Practice Group after working as a summer associate and law clerk at Gray Plant Mooty. An advocate for healthy and sustainable living, Martin is also experienced in a variety of practice areas, including health and nonprofit. She received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

Horton joins the Franchise & Distribution Practice Group in Washington, DC, as an associate. Horton’s experience as a litigation associate in private practice and in the financial regulation division of the Maryland attorney general’s office contribute to her distinctive insight on complex litigation and government investigations. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Graves and Heikkla join Gray Plant Mooty as paralegals in the Corporate & Business and Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy Practice Groups, respectively. Graves collaborates on matters regarding workers’ compensation and previously honed her skills as a paralegal intern in the Office of the Public Defender 2nd District in St. Paul. Heikkla has managed a trademark portfolio of more than 2500 active U.S. and international trademark applications and registrations, and uses her 25 years’ experience to assist lawyers in trademark matters.

About Gray Plant Mooty:

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 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.

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