Brent is of counsel in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. Brent’s practice is devoted to representing both large and small businesses on a wide range of labor and employment law matters throughout the Midwest. He regularly defends employers in employment-related litigation, including claims of discrimination arising under Title VII, the FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, and comparable state laws, as well as claims of retaliation arising under state and federal anti-discrimination and whistleblower statutes. Brent also regulatory represents employers in labor arbitrations, OSHA investigations and litigation, and before federal and state administrative agencies.
In addition to his litigation practice, Brent regularly provides proactive guidance and advice to employers regarding employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, handbook and policy compliance, employee discipline, hiring, termination, leaves of absence, accommodations, and other day-to-day management issues as they arise. He also advises employers on drug and alcohol testing compliance and related policy drafting. Finally, Brent conducts workplace investigations relating to a broad range of employment law issues, including workplace violence and harassment.
Brent is admitted to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota.
Brent earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law, where he also earned Dean’s List honors. He received his undergraduate degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Bethel University.
Outside of the office, Brent enjoys playing hockey and golf, and spending time with his wife and three sons.