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Ansis V. Viksnins - Minneapolis, MN

7760 France Avenue South Suite 700 Minneapolis, MN 55435

Updated: 12/04/2023

Minneapolis Employment Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Ansis Viksnins focuses his practice on business litigation matters with a particular emphasis on employment, shareholder, intellectual property, franchise and complex business disputes. Many of these cases involve difficult and hotly litigated allegations against employees, officers, directors and shareholders of businesses.

He also advises clients on labor, employment, and other internal management issues...

Ansis Viksnins focuses his practice on business litigation matters with a particular emphasis on employment, shareholder, intellectual property, franchise and complex business disputes. Many of these cases involve difficult and hotly litigated allegations against employees, officers, directors and shareholders of businesses.

He also advises clients on labor, employment, and other internal management issues.

Ansis represents clients from many different industries in all types of commercial disputes in the courts and before state and federal agencies.

He has extensive courtroom experience at both the trial court and appellate court levels.

Ansis regularly presents seminars for various professional groups and has written articles for human resources professionals, accountants and other attorneys on a variety of employment, labor, and risk management subjects.

About Ansis V. Viksnins

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Law

Litigation

  • 90%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2002
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, pro hac vice

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Court Rules and Judicial Administration Committee)
  • Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee, 2001 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 2001 (Chair, Labor/Employment Law Committee)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (Member)
  • Hennepin County Conciliation Court, Former Mediator
  • Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee, Former Investigator

Education

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1988
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1985
    B.A.
    Honors: summa cum laude

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Deacons, House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 2002 - 2004
  • Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Leadership Minneapolis Program, 1999
  • Dakota County Conciliation Court, Referee
  • Latvian Associations Organization of Minnesota, Director
  • Mendota Heights Planning Commission, Former Member

Classes and Seminars

  • Unclean Hands and Dirty Laundry: Affirmative Defenses in Restrictive Covenant Cases, Minnesota CLE, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May, 2006
  • Using Confidentiality Agreements with Employees and Business Partners, Minnesota CLE, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May, 2004
  • Drafting Employment Agreements, Minnesota CLE Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May, 2003
  • The Economic Espionage Act: Creating Criminal Liability for Trade Secrets Misappropriation, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education Seminar, April, 2003
  • Legal Issues Facing the Hospitality Industry, Twin Cities Hospitality Association, April, 2003
  • Managing Trade Secrets and Confidential Information, American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting, October, 2002
  • What Can You Do Once the Horse is Out of the Barn? Stopping Unlawful Competition Without Restrictive Covenants, Minnesota CLE Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May, 2002
  • The Top Nine Things You Need to Know About Minnesota Employment Law, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Conference, January, 2002
  • ADA Update: Defining and Accommodating Disabilities, Minnesota Small Business Assistance Office Seminar, October, 2001
  • Is There a New Approach to Conflict Resolution?, Council on Education in Management, October, 2001
  • Interviewing Tips From the Trenches, Northern Dakota County Chambers of Commerce, October, 2001
  • Comparative Laws: Non-Competition, Privacy, Defamation, and Negligent Supervision and Retention in the Five State Region, Minnesota CLE Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May, 2001
  • Preventing Violence in the Workplace, Council on Education in Management, September, 2000
  • The Ins and Outs of Inside and Outside Sales Representatives, Minnesota CLE Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May, 2000

Achievements

Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer (MSP Communications), 2002 - 2005

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Office Information

Address

7760 France Avenue South Suite 700 Minneapolis, MN 55435

Fax

  • (952) 885-5969

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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