Jennell K. Shannon

Associate
Minneapolis

Jennell (“Jenna”) Shannon is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, where she focuses on representing employers in connection with labor and employment matters. Jennell has experience representing a wide range of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams to entrepreneurs and start-ups - with regards to class and collective actions, wage and hour, whistleblower, retaliation, and discrimination matters. Jennell frequently liaises with city, state, and federal agencies to reach resolution on labor and employment charges, and performs internal audits and investigations for management-side clients. Jennell drafts tailored and employer-specific employment contracts, such as employment agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and severance agreements, for a variety of industries.

For the past three years Jennell has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Externships

Hon. Marilyn B. Rosenbaum and Hon. Thomas S. Fraser, Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County, 2014

Recognition & Accomplishments

Minnesota Super Lawyers “Rising Star” - Employment Law, 2020-2022

Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, 2015

Publications

“Getting Your Act(s) Together: A Practical Summary of Five Federal Bills with the Potential to Change Labor & Employment Laws in 2021,” The Labouring Oar, 2021

Credentials 

Education

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 2016)
Dean’s List, 2014-2016
Staff Member, Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99
Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review , Vol. 100
President, Litigation and Trial Advocacy Group, 2015-2016
Vice President, Litigation and Trial Advocacy Group, 2014-2015
Regional Champion, Intercollegiate Mock Trial, 2015

University of Maryland (B.A. 2009)

Admissions

Minnesota