Print Biography - Nilan Johnson Lewis

120 South Sixth Street Suite 400
Minneapolis MN 55402
Office: 612.305.7500
Fax: 612.305.7501
Teresa J. Kimker
Of Counsel and Past Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice Group
Phone: 612.305.7532
Email: [email protected]
Assistant: Jo Marquardt
Phone: 612.305.7583
Email: [email protected]
Education: University of Minnesota Law School
Degree: JD
Year: 1986
Honors: cum laude
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
Key Practice Experience
• Securities litigation and arbitration
• Unfair competition and antitrust
• Trade secret litigation
• Shareholder, D&O, and fiduciary claims
• Commercial contract and warranty disputes
• Real estate litigation
• Consumer credit and banking litigation
• Appellate advocacy
Key Industry Experience
• Manufacturing
• Financial Services
• Health
• Telecommunications
Representative Cases/Transactions
• Outland Renewable Energy, LLC v. Siemens Energy, Inc. (summary judgment in favor of defendant on $15.2
million breach of contract claim)
• Bond Pro, Inc. v. Siemens Power Generation, Inc. (judgment as a matter of law in defendant’s favor after twoweek jury trial on trade secret claim)
• Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd. v. Sprint Spectrum, L.P. (decision in favor of defendant after court trial on
commercial lease dispute)
• Kelmoore Investment Company v. Hartford Insurance Company (decision in favor of plaintiff after arbitration
of breach of contract claim)
• Schons v. ING Life Insurance and Annuity Co. (summary judgment in defendant’s favor on breach of contract
• Olson v. Sprint Communications Co. (jury verdict in defendant’s favor on personal injury claim)
• Berman v. Golden American Life Insurance Company (decision in defendant’s favor after court trial on
plaintiff’s claim for misrepresentation in connection with a variable annuity product)
Professional Recognitions/Honors
• Adjunct Professor, Pretrial Skills, University of Minnesota Law School (2008)
• Member of Board of Editors, Minnesota Law Review
• Chair of Nilan Johnson Lewis’s Diversity Committee
• Chair of Nilan Johnson Lewis’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group
• Member of Board of Directors, ALFA International
Recent Publications and Presentations
• Recognition and Enforcement in Minnesota of Judgments from Courts Outside the United States, Vol. 80, The
Hennepin Lawyer, No. 7 (July 2011)
• Investors Now Can Choose an All Public Arbitration Panel, Vol. 14, Issue 3, DRI: The Business Suit (March
31, 2011)
120 South Sixth Street Suite 400
Minneapolis MN 55402
Office: 612.305.7500
Fax: 612.305.7501
• Women as Litigators: How Are They Perceived By Clients, Courts And Juries? ALFA International International
Client Seminar (March 2011)
• Social Media and Reserch By Jurors During Trial, ALFA International Retail, Real Estate, and Business
Litigation Joint Practice Group Seminar (June 2010)
• Stoneridge Investment Partners: A Sigh of Relief for Secondary Actors in the Subprime Mortgage Market, Vol.
7, No. 13, DRI: The Voice (April 2, 2008)
Professional Associations
• Minnesota State Bar Association
• Securities and Class Action Litigation Section of American Bar Association
• Hennepin County Bar Association
• Minnesota Women Lawyers
Bar Admissions
• Minnesota State Courts
• Missouri State Courts
• U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
• U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
• U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
• U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
Other Education
• B.A. History, University of Minnesota