Three Minneapolis-Based FordHarrison Partners Selected to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2013 List

Date   Jul 11, 2013

FordHarrison LLP is pleased to announce that a partner in the firm's Minneapolis office have been selected to the 2013 "Minnesota Super Lawyers" list.  

Alec J. Beck was recognized as Minnesota Super Lawyers. Attorneys are selected for this honor through a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates.  The rigorous process is designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Only five percent of attorneys in the state of Minnesota are selected for inclusion in 2013 "Minnesota Super Lawyers."

Adam B. Klarfeld was named to the 2013 list of "Minnesota Rising Stars. This list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state -- those who are 40 years old or younger, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or less. 

Beck has more than 20 years of experience advising and representing employers in labor and employment law. He regularly represents employers in proceedings before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, as well as various other agencies. Since his graduation from law school, Beck has practiced exclusively in the areas of labor relations, employment law and workers' compensation. He also provides ongoing counsel and training for employers regarding human resource management, employee relations strategies, and the avoidance of employment-related disputes and liability.  Beck received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law
in 1989.

Adam Klarfeld's practice is focused on the representation of management in employment law disputes.  He routinely represents and advises clients in a variety of employment law issues including claims of violation of the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII and state employment discrimination and retaliation laws.  He provides regular counseling on the day-to-day issues that invariably arise in the workplace and frequently drafts and reviews employment policies, employment contracts and employee handbooks for his clients.  He has extensive experience responding to charges of discrimination and retaliation, and has represented clients before a variety of administrative bodies during his tenure with the firm. Clients have also retained Adam to investigate internal complaints of alleged unfair and unlawful employment practices.  Klarfeld received his J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School in 2006.