Andy Tanick has more than 30 years of experience defending employment claims and helping employers develop effective policies and avoid litigation. He advises businesses of all sizes on issues such as noncompete agreements, severance negotiations, and employment policies and practices, and has successfully defended cases throughout the country in areas such as discrimination, retaliation and harassment. Andy’s litigation practice also includes his defense of disability access lawsuits under Title III of the ADA and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, ranging from service animal litigation to defending owners of restaurants and office buildings in increasingly common “drive-by” ADA litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Andy was the Office Administrative Partner and a member of the Management Committee of another national Labor and Employment law firm. Andy is a Labor and Employment Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer at employment law seminars and has written several employment law articles. During law school, Andy was a Note and Comment Editor, and a published author, on the Minnesota Law Review. In college, Andy performed at Carnegie Hall as a member of the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble. He continues to make music as a member of a civic wind ensemble that has toured China, Brazil and Spain.