CLIFF ANDERSON

Cliff is the Founder/Owner of CliffLaw, PLLC. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, in recognition of his recent work, Mr. Anderson was selected as a "Minnesota Super Lawyer." He is a seasoned employment and business counselor and employment and commercial litigator who has worked with a diverse array of large and small business clients, as well as many executives and individuals with employment and business problems. He has delivered consistently excellent results over the course of a legal career that started in 1992. A two year federal trial court clerkship in the Eastern District of Wisconsin followed by a 15 year tenure at Dorsey & Whitney provided an excellent foundation for his success as a sound and thoughtful counselor and effective litigator. Cliff represents both employers and individuals. He has successfully prosecuted and defended claims involving: Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, ADA, ADEA, the Minnesota Human Rights Act; misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary and confidential information, non-competition/non-solicitation agreements; Minn. Stat. § 181.01 et seq., sexual harassment, retaliation, constructive discharge, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and intentional interference with contract, among others. In addition, he counsels clients on all facets of employment law, including hiring, employee leaves, discipline and termination of employees. As needs dictate, he drafts and reviews employment agreements and separation agreements. In complex business and commercial litigation, Cliff brings his expertise in cases involving a variety of contract, business tort and statutory claims, including those that arise from minority shareholder disputes. He has litigated claims involving a wide range of federal and state statutes, breach of contract, corporate raiding, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent representation, fraud, defamation, product disparagement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, and other similar claims.

LOCATION: Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Minnesota, Wisconsin, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits, District of Minnesota, Eastern District of Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

CURRENT FIRM: CliffLaw, PLLC

PRIOR FIRM(S): Dorsey & Whitney

LAW SCHOOL: University of Wisconsin-Madison

HONORS AND AWARDS: Super Lawyers (Labor & Employment), 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights 2005 Volunteer Award

PRACTICE AREA(S):

Labor and Employment

(Counseling and Compliance, Disability and Leave Management, Employee Mobility, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition, Employment, Consultant and Severance Agreements, Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation, Hiring Procedures and Background Checks, Litigation — Employee-side, Litigation — Employer-side, Restrictive Covenants (Confidentiality, Non-competition and Non-solicitation), Separation/Severance Agreements, Wage and Hour, Whistleblower Claims, Workplace Investigations, Workplace Policies and Procedures)

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(Administrative Agency Proceedings, Appellate — Appeals and Writs, Arbitration and Mediation, Commercial/Contract Disputes, Defamation, eDiscovery, Employment, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Intellectual Property)

Government Investigations

(Department of Labor Investigations)

INDUSTRY: Technology and manufacturing.


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