Karla Vehrs, a litigation partner and the office managing partner for the firm's Minneapolis office, was named as one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Ms. Vehrs has been "instrumental in the successful integration of the firm's Minneapolis litigation group with the national litigation department, and has spearheaded efforts to increase diversity initiatives, promotion of new technology, and more extensive training and mentoring for younger attorneys." Ms. Vehrs's extensive pro bono work with the local immigrant community "has been a hallmark of her practice."

When asked what current project or goal she is most excited about, Ms. Vehrs said that she is excited to set new goals and strategies for the Minneapolis office in her new role as managing partner. She noted that "Ballard has so many talented and business-savvy lawyers, but the name is still new to Minnesota… I am eager to collaborate with my colleagues on impactful work for our clients and the community."

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