Minnesota Lawyer, an independent newspaper dedicated to covering legal news in the state, has issued its first “POWER 30” list for 2021 focusing on employment law attorneys.
POWER 30 features “power brokers who lead and influence various parts of the Minnesota legal community” and those whose “mere presence on a case signifies the stakes, who have influenced the direction of the law, whose leadership in the community is pervasive and whose respect within the bar is undeniable.” The newspaper interviewed respected attorneys and other leaders around the state, reviewed outcomes of myriad significant cases handled by these and other attorneys, and consulted the archives of Minnesota Lawyer to highlight thirty lawyers whose achievements and influence it recognized as powerful employment attorneys in Minnesota.
V. John Ella was noted for his work in the area of non-compete agreements. He was quoted as noting that non-compete disputes have been “exploding” for the past couple of years both for “top executives and highly commissioned sales representatives” as well as lower-level employees. He was also quoted as noting that “about 80% of these cases resolve without litigation. He was also cited for his work in executive compensation. A copy of the full interview is available on on-line behind a pay wall or in the print edition of POWER 30.
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. is a Minnesota business and employment law firm.