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  • The University of Iowa College of Law
    J.D., 1973)
  • The University of Iowa
    B.A., 1970)


  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa

Nancy B. Vollertsen


4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 371-3540
F (612) 371-3207

Primarily representing employers and executive-level clients, Nancy Vollertsen provides counsel regarding employment-related claims and litigation, prevention and defense of discrimination claims, employee discipline and termination, FMLA, ADA, and FLSA, issues .She is an experienced practitioner in traditional labor law, handling labor contract negotiation, mediation and arbitration of labor disputes.

Nancy helps clients with strategic human resources decisions. She also has unique expertise in local government and health care employment law and has served as a mediator in employment disputes.

Nancy is a noted speaker on substantive employment law issues throughout the country, speaking to companies, trade associations, human resources professionals and employment lawyers. She has authored many articles on employment law topics and co-authored An Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota.

Representative Experience
  • Settled litigation involving enforcement of non-competition agreements following sale of business.
  • Favorably resolved EEOC discrimination charges against corporate client.
  • Negotiated high profile termination and severance agreements with corporate executives.
  • Advised client on aspects of multi-state reduction in force.
  • Advised executive/health care professionals regarding Executive Employment Agreement
  • Defend clients in Department of Labor wage and hour claims
  • Advised client in defense of union organizing campaign

Recent Publications and Presentations
  • Co-author, An Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota
  • Co-author, "Bedroom vs. Boardroom: How to Handle Contraception Benefits after Hobby Lobby," Employee Benefits Planner, Vol. 21, Issue 3, 2014

  • Council of School Attorneys (National School Boards Association)
  • National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • Minnesota Public Employers Labor Relations Association
  • Former President, Olmsted County Bar Association

Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2003–2015
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2005-2006
  • "AV" Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating
  • "Top Lawyers in Minnesota," Minnesota Monthly