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Caroline E. Bressman

Overview

Caroline advocates for employees’ rights to hard-earned wages as part of Nichols Kaster’s Wage and Hour Litigation practice group. Prior to joining Nichols Kaster, Caroline developed her passion for employment and anti-discrimination law through clerking for Gender Justice, a nonprofit legal and policy advocacy organization focused on addressing gender inequality.

My preferred pronouns: she, her, hers

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Biography

Caroline represents thousands of workers in wage and hour collective, class, and hybrid matters arising under federal and state laws.  She has advocated for the rights of workers across several industries, including positions such as background investigators, software engineers, home health aides, merchandisers, auto adjusters, yard switchers, and flooring estimators. In addition, Caroline has experience in handling single plaintiff discrimination, retaliation, and contract-based claims. Caroline regularly manages discovery and has experience in bringing and opposing dispositive motions. Whether representing a multi-hundred collective or a single individual, Caroline's meticulous approach and curiosity of the law equip her to tackle complex legal issues.

Caroline also serves on the Business Development Group and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee within the firm.

During law school, Caroline served as the Symposium Articles Editor of the Minnesota Law Review, in which she organized the 2017 Minnesota Law Review Symposium, titled “A Prescription for Pharmaceutical’s Future: Balancing Industry and Consumer Concerns in Pharmaceutical Drug Development.” Caroline clerked for Gender Justice, a nonprofit legal and policy advocacy organization focusing on addressing gender inequality. She also served as a Research Assistant for Professors Susan M. Wolf and Oren Gross, supporting their scholarship of the law of genomics/genetics and international law, respectively.

Admissions & Education

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Tennessee
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, magna cum laude

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Caroline Bressman, Foreword, A Prescription for Pharmaceutical's Future: Balancing Industry and Consumer Concerns in Pharmaceutical Drug Development, 102 Minn. L. Rev.2265 (2018).
  • Caroline Bressman, The Future of Class Actions, Minnesota Law Review De Novo (March. 30, 2017).

Titles, Awards, & Memberships

  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in Health Law
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers