JUDITH BEVIS LANGEVIN

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Langevin Lentz LLC

Partner August 2017 – present Litigation and client counseling in employment law and discrimination law; investigation of employee complaints and claims of violations of law; mediation of employment and discrimination law disputes; case evaluation; management and employee training.

 

Zelle LLP

Partner March 2014 – July 2017 Litigation and client counseling in employment law; investigation of employee complaints and claims of violations of law; mediation of employment law disputes; employment law practice group leader; editor and author, Employment Law Navigator blog.

 

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Partner November 2013 – March 2014 Litigation and client counseling in employment law; investigation of employee complaints and claims of violations of law; mediation of employment disputes.

 

Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A.

Shareholder April 1992 – October 2013 Litigation and client counseling in employment law; investigation of employee and student complaints and claims of violations of law; mediation of employment disputes; Employment and Labor Law Practice Group Chair 1995 – 2013; Finance and Business Operations Committee 1994 – 2013; Diversity Committee 1992 – 1996 (Chair, 1994 – 1996); Coordinator of Practice Group Chairs, 2009 – 2013; Mooty Business Development Award 2006; Frank Plant Equal Justice Award 2010.

 

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi

Partner November 1985 – April 1992 Litigation and client counseling in employment law; investigation of employee complaints and claims of violations of law; mediation of employment disputes. Employment Law Practice Group Chair 1985 – 1992; Diversity Committee 1986 – 1991; Personnel Committee 1990 – 1992; Income Partner Compensation Committee 1988 – 1990.

 

Horton and Langevin

Founder and Co-Managing Partner March 1982 – November 1985 2 Litigation and client counseling in employment law; investigation of employee complaints and claims of violations of law; management of attorneys and staff; budget creation and budget management.

 

William Mitchell College of Law

Adjunct Faculty Member – Mediation and client counseling skills. September 1982 – September 1993

 

State of Minnesota Department of Human Rights

October 1975 – December 1981

 

Assistant Commissioner, Enforcement Managed and directed activities of the Department in the enforcement of the Minnesota Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other areas. Managed a staff of 50, including investigators, investigative supervisors, and contract compliance officers; prepared the Department’s enforcement budget and defended it to the Minnesota legislature; drafted legislation; testified before legislative committees; represented the Department on community boards and in constituent groups.

 

Appeals Hearing Officer/Fact Finding Conference Convener Conducted new charge analysis; presided at investigative fact-finding conferences; recommended disposition of charge investigations; conducted negotiations for settlement of discrimination claims; drafted settlement agreements; recommended disposition of appeals of the Commissioner’s determinations; researched and drafted regulations to clarify the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

 

City of St. Paul

August 1973 – October 1975

 

Assistant Director, Human Rights Department Supervised investigation of complaints of Human Rights Ordinance violations; recommended disposition; managed staff of 15; supervised affirmative action and contract compliance enforcement functions.

 

Special Assistant to the Mayor Conducted public health and civil rights research; staffed citizen committees; wrote speeches and correspondence for the mayor; handled citizen complaints.

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Minnesota, admitted 1973

United States District Court, District of Minnesota, admitted 1986

United States District Court, District of Colorado, admitted 2012

United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, admitted 1987 3

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

University of California Alumni Association

1985 – present Member

American Bar Association

 1992 – present Member

1992 – present Labor and Employment Law Section

1997 – 2005 Women Advocates Section

 

Minnesota State Bar Association

1981 – present   Member

1981 – present   Labor and Employment Law Section. (Executive Council 1983-1988; Chair, Certification Subcommittee 1986-87) 1988 – 1993      Committee on Women in the Legal Profession (Co-Chair 1988-1991)

1988 – 1994      Convention Delegate

1993 – present  Colleague Program Advisor

Hennepin County Bar Association

1982 – present    Member

1982 – 1986        Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee

1982 – 1994        Legal Advice Clinics Volunteer Attorney

1985 – present    Labor and Employment Law Committee. (Co-Chair, 1985 – 1986, Chair, 1986-87)

1993 – 2000      Diversity Committee

 

Minnesota Management Attorneys Association

2001 – present   Member

 

University of Minnesota

1986 – 1990   Law Alumni Association, Executive Board

1986 – 1990   Board of Visitors

 

Minnesota Women Lawyers

1990 – present   Member

2000 - 2006    Advisory Board

 

Minnesota Supreme Court Gender Fairness Task Force Implementation Committee

1991 – 1992  Member

 

St. Thomas University Business Advisory Board

1993 – 1997  Member

 

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

2009 – 2011  Board Member

 

PUBLICATIONS

Profile, Fifty Years, Fifty Voices published by Minnesota Women Lawyers, April 2022

Editor and author, Sexual Harassment: A Practical Guide to What Constitutes Unlawful Harassment, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, May 2018

 

Editor and author, Employment Law Navigator, June 2014 – July 2017

 

“Summary Guide to Selected Employment Law Claims and Remedies in Minnesota and Surrounding States,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, May 2015; revised and republished May 2018; revised and republished June 2021

 

“Looking at Angles of Liability After a Cyberattack,” Insurance Law360 and EmploymentLaw360, January 2015, co-author

 

“2014 EEOC Year in Review: Lots of Action, Mixed Results,” Employment Law360, December 2014, co-author

 

“Changes to Marriage Law in Minnesota,” MBA News, September/October 2013, co-author

 

“New Genetic Nondiscrimination Law Could Trip Up Employers,” HR Specialist Minnesota Employment Law, February 2010, co-author

 

“Follow 5 Steps to Make Sure New GINA Law Doesn’t Trip You Up,” Minnesota Employment Law, February 2010

 

“Employment Lawyer: Advisor and Advocate” Inside the Minds: Leading Labor Lawyers, Aspatore Books, Inc., 2002

 

“Summary Guide to Sexual Harassment,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education – Employment Law Handbook, May 1996, revised and republished May 2010, revised and republished May 2018, revised and republished June 2021

 

“Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Old Problem, New Awareness,” 1992 Supplement to The Guide to American Law, West Publishing Co., 1992

 

“Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Minnesota Methods of Practice, West Publishing Co., 1990

 

“Labor and Employment Law,” Minnesota Law Year, 1990

 

“Labor and Employment Law,” Minnesota Law Year, 1989

 

“Sexual Harassment in Educational Institutions,” Trial, June 1988

 

“Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace: The Employer’s Perspective,” William Mitchell Law Review, 1988

 

“Sexual Harassment,” Trial, December 1986

 

“Wrongful Termination,” Minnesota Lawyer, June 1986

 

“If You’re Charged With Discrimination,” CitiBusiness, June 1986

 

“Equal Employment Laws and How They Affect Your Business,” co-author Donald Horton, published by Mason’s Division of Butterworth’s, November 1984

 

REPRESENTATIVE SPEECHES AND SEMINARS 2010 – 2022

(earlier presentations available upon request)

 

Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education

 

Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

2022  "Post-COVID Syndrome – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Rehabilitation"

2021   “Sexual Harassment – The Newest Developments”

2020  “Sexual Harassment Policies and Complaint Procedures – Best Practices” “Sexual Harassment After #MeToo”

2019  “One on One with the Commissioner of Human Rights”

2018  "Sexual Harassment – New Case Decisions, New and Evolving Prevention and Response Strategies” “Paying the Cost When It’s the Boss – When the Alleged Harasser is a Senior Executive or Other Powerful Person”

2017  “How New Technology Creates New Employment Law Risks – and How You Need to Manage Both”

2016  “How New Technology Creates New Employment Law Risks – and How You Need to Manage Both”

2015 “An Overview of the World of Employment Law in an Age of Technology” “One on One With Commissioner Kevin Lindsey”

2014 “Employment Law Demystified: How Employment Laws Impact the Real World You Live In”  and “Diversity in Practice – How Are We Doing?”

2013  “The Minnesota Update” and “Minnesota Department of Human Rights: Process and Priorities” and "O Pioneers! A Conversation With Minnesota’s First Women Employment Lawyers”

2012  “Inside the Agencies: Charges, Investigations, Future Plans and More” and  “EEOC Update In-Depth – Insights on ADA Leave Complexities and Other Hot Topics” “and "30 Years of Harassment Law – The Critical Concepts and Nuances Every Employment Attorney Needs to Understand”

2011 “Responding to EEOC Investigations and Subpoenas” and “The Game Changer – How the Use of Electronic Communication Creates New Risks for Employers”

2010 “Basic Employment Law and Practice”

 

Other Seminars

2021 “Process Considerations for Successful Employment Law Mediations,” ADR Institute 2021

2021 “Reasonable Accommodation,” Employment Law A-Z Webcast

2020 “Employment Law in Practice” The New Lawyer Experience

2019 “Reasonable Accommodation,” Employment Law A-Z Webcast

2019 “Employment Law in Practice” The New Lawyer Experience

2018 “Paying the Cost When It’s the Boss,” Sexual Harassment

2018 MSBA Convention Panel Moderator: “Critical Conversations: How is the #MeToo Movement Changing the Legal Profession?”

2018 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

2018 “#UsToo-Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession,” Minnesota Women Lawyers

2018 “Balancing the Scales – Gender Equity in the Legal Profession,”

2017 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

2016 “Portia in a Different Voice: Speculations on a Woman’s Lawyering Process”

2016 Chair, “Books About Women, Diversity and Bias”

2016 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

2015 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

2014 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

2013 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

2012 “Gender Issues in the Legal Workplace”

2012 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

2011 “Social Media in the Workplace,” Protecting Confidential and Proprietary Information in a Wired Workplace

2011 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

2011 “Implicit Bias in the Courtroom,” Moderator of Video Presentations of Judge Bennett’s Presentation

2010 “Employment Law in Practice,” The New Lawyer Experience

 

American Bar Association

2019 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference panelist

 

Hennepin County Bar Association

2018 Mediation Dos and Don’ts from The Mediator’s Point of View

 

Theatre At Work

1992-2013 Joint presentation on employment law issues to businesses, state and local government, and educational institutions.

 

Southern Minnesota Area Human Resources Association

2010 “Your Face Here” Diversity Presentation

 

Strafford Publications

2017 Employer Strategies for Responding to Employee Demand Letters: Legal, Strategic and Ethical Considerations (Webinar)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Named among The Best Lawyers in America®, 1993-2022

Named among Best Lawyers Women of Influence®, 2017

Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2005-2022

JD Supra Readers’ Choice Top Author Award, 2016, 2017

Named among Minnesota’s “Top 40 Employment Super Lawyers,” 2006-2007

Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, 2015

Named one of Minnesota’s “Top 100 Female Super Lawyers,” 2005-2009, 2013

Named one of Minnesota’s top employment and labor law attorneys by Chambers USA, 2003-2021

Langevin Lentz LLC named as a Tier One Top Law Firm for Employment Law – Management by Best Lawyers in America/US News and World Report®, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Hennepin County Bar Association Diversity Award, 2010

 

Minnesota Women Lawyers Myra Bradwell Award, 2004

 

Minnesota State Bar Association’s Professional Excellence Award, 1990

 

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell