Charles Frohman

Of Counsel

Charles Frohman is a labor and employment advisor and litigator who advises employers on a wide range of employment matters, including HR policies, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, independent contractor issues, wage and hour questions, disciplinary and termination matters, as well as employment discrimination charges. Charles has extensive individual, class, and collective action experience and represents employers and management in employment litigation of all types, including commercial, wage-and-hour, whistleblower, discrimination, and retaliation claims in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration.

Charles also represents companies in transactional matters, with a focus on employment issues in mergers and acquisitions. Charles is a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group, and has helped large, national employers assess and implement their DEI policies and practices.


Representative Matters

  • Court dismissal of employment claims against county attorney on official immunity grounds
  • Court dismissal of First Amendment Retaliation claims against county government
  • Court dismissal of Title VII and state law discrimination claims arising from employer COVID-19 vaccination policy
  • Court dismissal of employment claims preempted by collective bargaining agreement and NLRA
  • Dismissal of physician whistleblower and retaliation claims on behalf of hospital, contempt and sanctions order issued to prevent disclosure of PHI in violation of protective order
  • Multiple summary judgment orders dismissing discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Arbitration and settlement of purchaser indemnification and fraud claims arising from business acquisition
  • Voluntary dismissal of shareholder breach of fiduciary duty and corporate opportunity derivative claims after referral to special litigation committee

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
University of Minnesota Law School: Adjunct Professor, Creative Legal Reasoning, 2009-present

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Following Students for Fair Admissions, What Comes Next for DEI and ESG Initiatives?", December 1, 2023

Speaker, "Conducting Effective and Efficient Written Discovery," The New Lawyer Experience, Minnesota CLE, January 1, 2012



University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
First-Year Legal Writing and Research Honors
Legal Writing and Research Student Instructor
Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Director and National Finalist

University of Virginia (B.A. 1993)



U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit