Greta's focus on client service ensures she takes a collaborative and forward-thinking approach to each matter.

Overview

Greta partners with clients to promote workplaces where employers and their employees contribute to a productive and positive work environment. She regularly guides employers in drafting and implementing workplace policies, creating and conducting workplace trainings, and navigating tough human resources decisions.

In addition to advising clients on day-to-day matters, Greta is an experienced litigator and can step seamlessly from counselor to defense attorney. Greta has successfully defended countless complaints of discrimination and harassment before the EEOC, Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, as well as litigated cases in federal and state court. She has particular experience defending clients in whistleblower and retaliation complaints, as well as complaints under the FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA).

Greta especially enjoys serving the restaurant and hospitality industry. She draws on her past experience as a server and bartender to help hospitality employers strengthen their relationships with their employees. She helps restaurants connect with their workers—many times employing her fluency in Spanish to create deeper understanding between management and employees—to find the sweet spot where employees are as happy as guests. She has defended restaurants in litigation alleging illegal tip pooling practices under Minnesota’s Tip Pooling statute, and has helped clients develop fair employee pay policies that comply with the often tricky state and federal laws surrounding tip pooling and service charges.

Experience

Greta also represents clients in OSHA investigations and related litigation. She builds off career experience serving the rail and transit industries, which are highly regulated, often unionized and typically under intense scrutiny from workplace safety regulators. She follows OSHA developments closely and helps clients across various industries respond to accident investigations, allegations of unsafe workplace conditions, and safety-related retaliation complaints.  

As a member of the firm's Coronavirus Task Force for OSHA and the hospitality industry, Greta has effectively guided clients through constantly changing best safety practices for employers across a wide variety of industries during the pandemic.

Greta fiercely believes every person should have a chance to live their fullest life. She has dedicated her pro bono practice to assisting asylum seekers from Latin America, an area of practice where Greta applies cultural and language lessons learned while living and traveling for two years in Central America before law school.

She represented a Minneapolis bar through successful resolution of allegations of violations of the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.

Greta developed a Spanish-language sexual harassment awareness training for clients’ Spanish-speaking employees.

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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

Recognitions

Recognitions

Selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers© Rising Stars list, 2020

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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