Donna L. Roback: Resume

Donna L. Roback, ESQ.
5200 Willson Road, Suite 150
Edina, Minnesota 55424
Phone: (952) 836-2777
Fax: (952) 836-2778
Email: attyroback@earthlink.net

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. cum laude 1979
Tulane University, B.A. cum laude 1965

Work Experience

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Spring & Fall Semesters 2001.
  • Donna L. Roback, P.A., Edina, Minnesota. Shareholder — Employment Law, Mediation, Professional Coaching. April 1999- Present
  • Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd., Bloomington, Minnesota — Partner. Employment Law Department. March 1991 – March 1999
  • Mahoney, Walling & Kelley, P.A. Minneapolis, Minnesota — Officer and Senior Associate. May 1989 – February 1991
  • Donna L. Roback, Law Offices. Minneapolis, Minnesota — Private practitioner. 1985 – 1989
  • Roback & Wolf. Minneapolis, Minnesota — Partner. 1981 – 1985
  • Mackall, Crounse & Moore. Minneapolis, Minnesota — Associate. 1979 – 1981

Areas of Practice

Employment Law

  • Employment Litigation
  • Training & Consulting
  • Labor Relations – Employment Issues

Civil Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Administrative Practice

Mediation, Arbitration & Professional Coaching

Certification

Mediation Certification — American Arbitration Association- November 1991

Family Law Mediation — Certified Family Law Mediation Skills Training- November 2000

Honors

Leading Minnesota Attorneys – selected in the areas of Employment Law and ADR, 1996-2004

Superlawyer – selected in the areas of Employment Law and ADR, 1998-2008, top 40 ADR 2005-2009

Professional Activities

Member:

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Activities:

  • Lecturer, Seventh Annual Nonprofit & foundation Conference, Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co., LLP, April 2000- “Executive Evaluation & Compensation”
  • Course Chair and Lecturer, A Practical Approach to Mediation, December 1999- “Personality and Skills Required of a Neutral”
  • Lecturer, ADR Institute, November 1999- “Mediators’ Panel Discussion”
  • Lecturer, Human Resource Management, September 1999- “ New Defenses to Sexual Harassment Claims”
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, May 1999 – “Critical Mistakes Made in the Use of Performance Appraisals”
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, November 1998 – “Sexual Harassment in Law Firms – Legal and Ethical Obligations”
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, May 1998 – “Why Do Some Do Better in Mediation Than Others?”
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, January 1998 – “Proving Age Discrimination Claims”
  • Lecturer, National Employment Lawyers Association, January 1998 – Mediation
  • Selected as a Leading Minnesota Attorney, 1996-1997 and 1997-1998 in Employment Law, Labor Law and ADR
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, “Pretrial Practice in Federal Courts in Employment Law Cases,” and “Proof of Disparate Treatment in Discrimination After Ryther,” May 1997
  • Lecturer, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, February 1997, Sensitive Workplace Issues, “Resolving Employee Disputes”
  • Lecturer, Certified Mediation Skills Training Seminar, June 1996
  • Lecturer, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May 1996 – “Employer Mistakes to Avoid and Why People Sue”
  • Lecturer, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May 1996 – “Using Mediation in Sexual Harassment Cases”
  • Lecturer, Personnel Law Update, March 1996 – “The Verdict Is In: Win at Mediation”
  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation Institute, November 1995 – “Winning at Mediation”
  • Lecturer, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, August 1995 – “Discrimination in the 1990’s Workplace”
  • Lecturer, Law & Politics, June 1995 – “What Went Right? Case studies of success: the ultimate civil practice seminar”
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, May 1995 – “Winning at Mediation”
  • Lecturer, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, April 1995 – “Dealing with Workplace Conflict”
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, 1994 – “Mediating Employment Law Disputes”
  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation Institute, 1994
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, May 1992 – “Resolution of a Sexual Harassment Claim”
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Legal Directory for Reporters, 1992 Edition; Sexual Harassment Spokesperson
  • Co-Chair, Annual Employment Law Institute (Spring 1991 & 1992)
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, May 1991 – “Severance Agreements, Separation Agreements & Releases”
  • Labor & Employment Law Section – Minnesota Bar Association Governing Council (1990-present)
  • Lecturer, Human Rights Day, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, December 1989
  • Lecturer, Employment Law Institute, May 1989 – “Litigating Age Discrimination Claims”
  • Minnesota Women’s Yearbook; appeared in the 1983-1984 edition
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Extension Program (1981-present)

Donna Roback is also a frequent lecturer to special interest groups on the subjects of employment law, business planning, and legal rights to property for couples

MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

Private Certified Mediator and Arbitrator

  • American Arbitration Association, Fall 1991
  • Certified Family Law Mediation Training- November 2000
  • Minnesota Statewide ADR Neutrals Roster, December 1994 -present Mediation and Arbitration
  • Lecturer at CLE’s and articles including Labor & Employment Law News, Winter 1992 – “Mediating Employment Law Cases”