MINNEAPOLIS – Barnes & Thornburg has added Alec J. Beck as a partner in the Labor and Employment Department in the Minneapolis office. He is the eighth labor and employment partner to join the firm this year, following additions in Chicago, Atlanta, South Bend and the newly opened Detroit Metro office.
“Our national practice has seen tremendous growth this year and I’m thrilled to continue that momentum with Alec’s hire,” said Kenneth J. Yerkes, chair of the Labor and Employment Department. “Alec strengthens our national bench, especially in our traditional labor practice, and will serve as a trusted adviser and advocate for our clients navigating this challenging area of law.”
Beck brings over 30 years of labor and employment experience and represents clients in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation and agribusiness. He provides guidance on a wide range of employment law and labor relations matters including union avoidance, collective bargaining, harassment and discrimination, workers compensation, unfair labor practice proceedings and arbitration. Beck has tried cases, including jury trials, in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.
“High-profile hires such as Alec demonstrates the culture we’ve built in our 10 years in Minneapolis and our ability to attract top-notch talent,” said Connie Lahn, managing partner of the Minneapolis office. “Alec is an exceptional attorney and bolsters both our office’s capabilities and our presence in the local market.”
Beck is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a specialist in labor and employment law and by the Human Resource Certification Institute as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR). He previously served as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and currently serves as legal counsel to the Minnesota state chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM).
Beck earned his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
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