Brendan Cummins

Brendan Cummins

  • Employment Law
  • Minnesota
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Summary

Brendan leads the firm’s labor law practice. He has handled numerous judicial, administative, and arbitration proceedings, including many high-profile appellate cases. Brendan also has drafted legislation and policies adopted by State and Local governments, and he routinely develops cutting-edge organizing strategies for the firm’s union clients.

Brendan has served on the Governing Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. He also has taught at Northwestern University School of Law, the University of Minnesota Law School, and William Mitchell College of Law. In addition, Brendan has published articles in the American Bar Association Journal of Labor & Employment Law and in the Yale Law Journal. He is fluent in Spanish.

Publications
Articles & Publications
Special Considerations In Unionized Workplaces
Hiring Handbook
The Significant Expansion Of Rights And Remedies Under State Law For Public Employees
Minnesota Trial
The Intersection Of Social Media And Employee Rights In The Workplace
Minnesota Trial
Hot Public Sector Employment Issues Amidst The Great Recession
Minnesota Trial
Law of the Land in Labor Arbitration
ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law
Taking The Fork In The Road
29 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1069
The Thorny Path to Thornhill
Yale Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Recent and expected future developments in public sector labor law given recent Supreme Court rulings, Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, MN
Employment Law Institute
Public sector legal strategies and litigation tactics in the aftermath of recent labor law decisions by the Supreme Court, Labor & Employment Law Institute, Minneapolis
Labor & Employment Law Institute
Best practices for alternative dispute resolution in the collective bargaining context, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis
Minnesota CLE
Cutting-edge developments in labor law, the practical consequences, and the related strategic considerations, Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Institute, Minneapolis
Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Institute
Developments in Federal labor law and related litigation issues, Labor & Employment Law Institute
Labor & Employment Law Institute
Basics of union organizing and other key union issues, Employment Law Institute
Employment Law Institute
Labor Law, Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership, Metropolitan State University
Cutting-edge developments in labor law, Labor & Employment Law Institute
Developments under Federal and State law, Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Institute
Responsible Contractor Laws and Fair Contracting, Executive Council of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
The Latest developments in, and future of, public-sector labor law, Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Institute
Cutting-edge legal issues in public sector labor & employment law, Employment Law Institute
One Step Forward and Two Steps Back? - The Impact of Recent Legislative Amendments and Supreme Court Precedent on the Public Sector, Labor & Employment Law Institute
Job Applicant Screening: Special Considerations for the Unionized Workplace, Minnesota CLE
The Harris Case: The Beginning of the End for Public Sector Fair Share Fees?, Minnesota State Bar Association
Legal strategies and policy initiatives to address wage theft by employers, AFL-CIO
Labor & Civil Rights, World Premiere of Nellie
Law and Practice of Lockouts, William Mitchell College of Law
Labor and Effective Organizing Strategies, University of Minnesota, Duluth Seminar
Regulations of Social Media & Electronic Surveillance in the Workplace, Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Institute
Update on Eighth Circuit Case Affecting Construction Industry Labor Law, National AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Attorneys Conference
Public Sector Labor & Employment Law, Minnesota CLE Webinar
Latest Legal Developments under Labor Law, Employment Law Institute
Issues in Labor Law, Annual Employment Law Institute
Latest Developments in Labor Law, NLRB Conference
Trends in National Labor Relations Board Case Law, Labor & Employment Law Institute
Certifications
Board Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist
MSBA
Awards
Top Lawyer
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
Super Lawyer
Superlawyers
Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar
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Current
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AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Member
Current
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American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation, and Trial Practice Sections
Member
Current
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Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law and Civil Litigation Sections and Human Rights Committee
Member
Current
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Hennepin County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
1245 International Centre
920 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
USA
Telephone: (612) 465-0108
Fax: (612) 465-0109