Lariss strives to take the weight of litigation off of clients’ shoulders so they can focus on business.

Overview

Lariss prides herself in delivering effective client service. She has handled cases across a range of industries and in a range of areas of complex litigation, including product liability, consumer fraud, fiduciary liability, insurance overpayments and fraud, and commercial disputes.

Lariss has worked in house as an associate general counsel at a Fortune 5 company. She supported the Special Investigations Unit on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse cases, including collaborating with government enforcement agencies and assessing cases for potential affirmative litigation. She handled cases covering a range of issues, including False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. Lariss also managed defensive litigation matters, including navigating company information sources, collaborating with business partners, assessing risk and exposure, developing litigation strategy, negotiating with opposing parties, and working with outside counsel.  

Experience

Represent bank in litigation related to the sale of a portfolio of student loans.

Manage investigation for manufacturer related to export control issues.

Defend payment processor against potential claims by government regulators.

Served a hotel investment group's Special Litigation Committee in investigating shareholder derivative claims and evaluating the appropriate resolution, resulting in a global settlement of claims.

Represented major agricultural business in nuisance cases related to hog farming operations.

Represented food manufacturers in resolving foodborne illness cases arising from major outbreaks and recalls.

Member of trial team representing defendant real estate developers in two-week trial addressing claims for breach of fiduciary duty, piercing the corporate veil and fraudulent transfer.

Represented pharmaceutical manufacturers in defense of product liability claims.

Successfully argued motion to dismiss charges against a telecommunications company for breach of contract and employment law claims.

Represented ice cream manufacturer in several personal injury cases based on listeria outbreak.

Represented clients in a number of class action lawsuits in California District Court for consumer fraud claims, including related to vitamin and protein supplement products.

Served as local counsel for medical device manufacturer managing cases served in Minnesota as part of a Multi District Litigation based in the Southern District of West Virginia. Conducted depositions of local witnesses, including plaintiffs and physicians.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Impacts of the #MeToo Movement and Being Ready to Respond," Emerging Trends in the Banking Industry, September 2019

Recognitions

Recognitions

Minnesota Lawyer’s Up and Coming Attorney Award Recipient, 2014

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

ACLU of Minnesota, Board Member, 2016-current; Secretary, 2019-current

Minnesota State Bar Association, Diversity and Inclusion Council, 2017-current

Federal Bar Association, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, 2018-2019

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, President, 2017-18; Immediate Past President, 2018-2019; Co-Chair, Judicial Endorsements Committee, 2019-current

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012

Smith College, B.A., Government & Latino/a Studies, 2009

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