Clients appreciate Greta’s experience with and understanding of the railroad and transportation industries. She represents employers with OSHA violations and whistleblower claims in these fields.

Overview

Greta defends employers in litigation, government investigations and agency administrative actions, with an emphasis on the railroad and transportation industries. In addition to representing clients under FMLA, ADA, ADEA and Title VII, she defends whistleblower cases and retaliation complaints brought under the Federal Rail Safety Act. She represents clients in OSHA investigations and related litigation.

Greta counsel employers in the rail and transit industries, which are highly regulated, often unionized and are typically under intense scrutiny from workplace safety regulators. She represents clients in all stages of litigation, including appeals and before state and federal agencies. She follows OSHA developments closely, and frequently writes for clients and others about the agencies decisions, most recently on employer electronic reporting requirements, and safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing.

Experience

Greta won partial summary judgment for a railway after an employee claimed he was improperly disciplined under the Federal Rail Safety Act.

In addition to state and federal court defense of employment violations, Greta represents clients before the EEOC, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and other agencies.

Greta counsels employers on maintaining compliant workplaces, by focusing on minimizing harassment, discrimination and other potential hazards that lead to expensive claims. She recently spoke to Hospitality Minnesota on how to prevent and deal with sexual harassment and misconduct.

Greta is active in the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, and has served as a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Network, which provides which provides civil legal services to low-income people in Minnesota through volunteer attorneys, where her fluency in Spanish is helpful.

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Workplace Culture - Preventing and Dealing with Sexual Harassment and Misconduct," Hospitality Hot Topic workshop, Hospitality Minnesota, February 15, 2018

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010

  • Latino Law Student Association, Juris Fiesta Chair
  • Law Students for Reproductive Justice
  • Three-year Presidential Scholarship Recipient

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., Spanish and International Studies, 2004

  • Women’s Track and Field: 4-year Letter Winner; Team Captain 2003-2004
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