Karen Lundquist

Dott.ssa Karen Lundquist

www.lundquistandlange.comLundquist & Lange, LLCFifth Street Tower100 South Fifth Street, Suite 1900 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402Phone: (612) 605-6030Fax: (612) 605-6189 EDUCATIONWilliam Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, MNJuris Doctor Cum Laude, May 2005• Class Rank: Top 12% (32/265) GPA: 3.35/4.0 • William Mitchell Law Review: staff member • Member of ATLA mock trial team, spring 2005; 3rd place at regional competition held in Boston, MA• Honors:o Named to Dean’s List: First and second semester 2003-2004 academic year; first semester 2004-2005 academic year o Awarded CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) Award in Excellence in Argumentation and Persuasion, spring 2004 and in Advanced Advocacy, fall 2005o Final motion practice memo given special recognition as best defendant’s brief in small section of Writing, Research, Advice and Persuasion courseMount Holyoke College; South Hadley, MABachelor of Arts in Italian and Latin, awarded May 1990• GPA 3.49/4.0LEGAL EXPERIENCELundquist and Lange, LLC November 2006 – present Partner • Founding partner of law firm that provides legal services to small and medium-sized businesses in areas such as employment law, business organization and choice of entity, contract drafting, revision and negotiation, real estate and intellectual property, with a particular focus on international business between the United States and Italy and South America. Thomson West -- Findlaw September 2006 - presentBilingual Spanish Attorney Editor and Content Writer• Wrote Spanish content for websites created and maintained by www.findlaw.com, provider of law firm marketing solutions for the legal community.• Edited Spanish content for legal accuracy or misstatements of the law; corrected Spanish grammar, spelling, and reviewed additional writing mechanics.William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, MN April 2006 – July 2006Coordinator and Instructor, Summer Institute of American Law• Coordinated 3-week summer study abroad program for group of 15 Turkish attorneys and law students studying the American legal system, American legal English and mediation• Taught American legal English to group of visiting students and created legal teaching material for the courseFORJA (Formación Jurídica para la Acción), Santiago, Chile September 2005 – March 2006Victims’ Rights Researcher • Researched reforms of the Chilean criminal law system, concentrating on the effects of the reforms on the rights of victims of misdemeanor crimes in the new system and the most frequent and important problems in the system that affect victims’ rights• Interviewed individuals working in the criminal law system (defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges) about the reforms and their effects• Wrote investigative study, Víctimas en el Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Criminal Chileno: Problemas, Buenas Prácticas y Soluciones, including brochures about various elements of the legal system, distributed to Chilean organizations and institutions involved in criminal justice and citizen safety and security Nichols, Kaster and Anderson, Minneapolis, MN March 2004 – March 2005Law Clerk• Performed research on employment discrimination cases, drafted legal memoranda, and other litigation documents and responsible for extensive client contact in class action involving Spanish-speaking clients Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Minneapolis, MN May-August 2002Victim/Witness Advocate Juvenile Prosecution Division• Assisted victims of juvenile crime throughout the trial process, serving as a liaison between the victim and the prosecuting attorneyADDITIONAL EXPERIENCESelf-Employed English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher, Rome, Italy 1992-2001 • Recruited, scheduled and taught individually and in small groups 30-35 private language students per weekFreelance Author, Translator and Editor, Rome, Italy 1993-2001• Created and authored 10 course booklets for the teaching of English as a foreign language, published by DeAgostini, the largest Italian publishing house, and sold at newsstands in Italy• Responsible for the translation of the English version of the book Jubileum A.D. 2000, written by Saveria Russo and published by Italservice S.r.L.• Translated works from various fields including legal, business (contracts), computer and medical. Proofread and edited texts for educational CD ROMs produced by Eclectica Multimedia, external communication brochures for Alenia Spazio and journal articles for the University of Rome Computer Science DepartmentSchool of Law, LUISS University, Rome, Italy 1999-2001Language Instructor• Taught advanced level English classes to Italian law students, concentrating on legal terminology and issues• Researched and prepared exams, curricula and class work on legal topicsEuropean Institute of Design, Rome, Italy 1996-2000EFL Department Coordinator• Organized and coordinated English classes for approximately 300 students and interviewed, hired, and coordinated other EFL teachers• Designed, wrote, and taught an original EFL course: English in Advertising LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE• Italian: oral and written fluency• Spanish: advanced level (oral and written)BAR ADMISSIONS• Minnesota Supreme Court • District Court of Minnesota PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS • International Bar Association • American Bar Association • Minnesota State Bar Association• Minnesota Women’s Lawyers Association

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