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Abou Amara Joins Teske, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel

Teske, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel is pleased to announce that Abou Amara has joined the firm’s individual employment team as an Associate. Abou joins Teske, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel after graduating from law school and clerking at two prominent Twin Cities law firms and after an established career in the political, legislative, and policymaking arena.

“At TKKR, our core mission is to be a firm focused each and every day on serving the legal needs of employees and consumers when they need it the most. Abou brings a unique set of experiences that will greatly benefit our clients and help advance our mission as a firm.” said Partner, Brian Rochel. “We’re excited to have him on our team.”

Teske, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel, PLLP represents employees, whistleblowers and consumers in individual, class, and collective action lawsuits throughout the country.

 

Vildan Teske Elected as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Teske, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel, PLLP is excited to announce that Vildan Teske has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF).  This prestigious distinction is limited to only one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

Established in 1955, the American Bar Foundation Fellows “is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities.” For more information about the ABF, click here

Marisa Katz Presents on Forced Arbitration with Congressman Keith Ellison

On Monday, October 30, Marisa Katz co-presented a CLE at St. Thomas School of Law with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on forced arbitration clauses. Congressman Ellison addressed last week’s vote in the Senate that rescinded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rule that would have banned class action waivers in forced arbitration bans in consumer contracts.

Marisa discussed recent key U.S. Supreme Court cases on this topic and the Court’s continued role in shutting the courthouse doors to consumers, employees and small businesses. Both speakers discussed how to keep up the fight against forced arbitration and class action bans in the current political environment.

The presentation, “On Our Terms: Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Stopping Courts from Granting Justice,” was sponsored by University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Law Democrats.