150 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Amy Walsh Kern has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts, including the Minnesota Supreme Court, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minneapolis Human Rights Commission, and other state administrative agencies across the United States. She has significant experience litigating claims of harassment and discrimination, including claims based upon race, age, gender and disability, as well as in litigating matters dealing with whistleblowing, wages and commissions, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, defamation, breach of contract, the FMLA and other employment-related claims. She has also represented employers in wage and hour class actions.
Amy also counsels clients around the country on employment matters including: hiring and firing, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements and wage and hour matters.
In addition, Amy provides in-house educational seminars for employers and has participated in regional seminars. Although she concentrates her practice in the labor and employment areas, Amy has considerable commercial litigation experience, and has also represented indigent clients on a pro bono basis in family court, juvenile court and other civil rights proceedings. She was the recipient of the Leonard, Street and Deinard 2010 Pro Bono Award for Service to the Indigent.
Professional and Civic Activities
- Board member, WATCH
- Board chair, Highpoint Center for Printmaking
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- J.D., summa cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 2000
Articles editor, The John Marshall Law Review, 1999-2000
- B.A., St. Mary’s College, 1993
- State of Illinois, 2000
- State of Minnesota, 2001
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2001