Sara L. Lewenstein

Associate

Overview

Sara Lewenstein helps guide employers through each stage of employment-related litigation. Sara has experience with all types of employment-related litigation, but focuses on defending employers against:

  • Claims of discrimination and retaliation arising under Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and various state anti-discrimination statutes
  • Claims of retaliation under state and federal whistleblower statutes
  • Claims of defamation, tortious interference and breach of contract

In addition, Sara leverages her prior experience clerking at the University of Minnesota Office of the General Counsel to counsel colleges, universities and other secondary education institutions on a wide range of matters, including Title IX litigation. 

Personal Interests

Outside of the office, Sara is an avid CrossFitter. In the summer, Sara loves lacing up her running shoes and exploring the many parks and trails Minnesota has to offer. In the winter, Sara trades in her running shoes for hockey skates and hits the ice.

One of Sara’s proudest accomplishments was being named "Rookie of the Year" of the firm’s 2019 championship-winning softball team.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Minnesota Law Review - Managing Editor (2018)

Wellesley College
B.A. in Political Science and Jewish Studies, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2015)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Gender Bias and #MeToo: Complying With the Law
    Co-presenter, CLE presentation to client, October 9, 2019

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network LGBTQ+ Clinic

Professional Associations

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association

Honors

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
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