J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1994
B.A., cum laude, Carleton College, 1990
Awards & Honors
Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota - Super Lawyers
Top 40 Employment Super Lawyer
Top 100 Lawyers in Minnesota - Super Lawyers
Top 50 Female Attorneys in Minneapolis
2017 Women in the Law - Best Lawyers
Cynthia Bremer is the managing shareholder of the Minneapolis office. Cynthia has extensive experience in employment law and complex litigation matters. Her practice focuses on representing corporations and corporate management in all types of employment law matters. While Cynthia’s primary focus has been employment litigation defense in federal and state courts throughout the Midwest, including class and collective actions, Cynthia also advises companies on critical employment law issues involving past and present employees. Further, Cynthia has litigated numerous restrictive covenants suits, including seeking and defending preliminary injunctions and merit proceedings. In addition to extensive litigation and advising experience in employment law, Cynthia’s experience also includes securities arbitrations, commercial and civil litigation, and intellectual property litigation.
Prior to entering private practice in Minneapolis in 1999, Cynthia was in private practice in North Dakota. While in North Dakota, Cynthia was also a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of North Dakota and represented the State in dozens of administrative hearings and appeals.
Cynthia started her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, assigned to the Complex Litigation group. Her cases as an Assistant Attorney General included jury and bench trials, petitions for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court on constitutional law issues, and key involvement in one of the largest civil RICO cases ever brought in Missouri. Cynthia was also appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the prosecution of election law violations.
In addition to being very involved within the legal and business communities, Cynthia is a frequent seminar presenter, addressing a variety of human resource and employment law issues.
Member, Diversity Law Institute
Member, Trial Law Institute
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Hennepin County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
North Dakota State Bar Association
Missouri State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Federal Practice Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (Judge-nominated), Chair of the Communications Subcommittee
Minnesota Management Attorney's Association (MMAA) (2006-present)
Orono City Council Member, City of Orono, Minnesota, elected to second four-year term in November 2010 (2007 to 2015)
Orono Planning Commission, Chair, Vice Chair and Member (2002-2006)
Orono Citizens Police Academy Graduate and Community Volunteer
HIRED, Chair and Executive Committee of Board of Directors
Carleton College, Alumni Admissions Representative and Assistant Class Agent