Three professionals from Faegre Drinker’s Minneapolis office have been named 2020 “Unsung Legal Heroes” by Minnesota Lawyer. Molly C. Gulbrandson, senior paralegal, Yvonne Miller, senior director of human resources, and Rachel Zacharias, financial systems analyst, have been honored with this award.
The “Unsung Legal Heroes” awards are given to legal administrative assistants, paralegals and judicial clerks; administrators or office managers; librarians; and accounting, information technology and marketing staff members who help get attorneys prepared and who aid them in their successes.
Gulbrandson serves as a senior paralegal in the firm’s product liability & mass torts group. She supports clients during product liability and environmental litigation from case inception through trial.
Miller serves as senior director of human resources. Her work involves aligning strategic human resource planning with the vision, strategy and culture of the firm as well as developing, implementing and managing programs and policies that attract, retain and engage talent.
Zacharias serves as a financial systems analyst in the firm’s Minneapolis office.
“Unsung Legal Heroes” will be honored during a virtual awards event on September 9, 2020. The Minnesota Lawyer will also honor “Up & Coming Attorneys” at the ceremony, given to distinguished lawyers within their first 10 years of practice. Faegre Drinker’s “Up & Coming Attorneys” this year include business litigation partner Elsa Bullard and product liability & mass torts associate Emily Bodtke Zambrana.