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Former Broadcast Journalist Joins Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department as Associate

June 29, 2015 Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS – Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced today that Trisha Volpe has joined the firm’s Litigation Department as an associate in the Minneapolis office. Leveraging her award-winning broadcast journalism experience with her litigation experience, Volpe provides clients with a unique skillset and perspective on their litigation needs.

Volpe has represented clients in criminal investigations, contract disputes, and Freedom of Information Act and state data practices issues, along with securities and financial services-related litigation. Volpe also has experience in the areas of defamation, First Amendment law and mass tort litigation.

As a journalist, Volpe has worked in newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, she was a reporter for KARE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she led a unique strategic partnership with Minnesota Public Radio. Volpe specialized in investigative reporting, enterprise reporting and in-depth storytelling involving complex and important issues affecting the community. While a reporter, Volpe covered many high-profile criminal and civil cases and provided depth and perspective to legal issues in the news.

Volpe graduated summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law and earned her Bachelor of Journalism degree with highest honors from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. In addition to being admitted to practice in Minnesota, Volpe is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 13 offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter at @BTLawNews.

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