Foley & Mansfield today announced that attorneys Aalok K. Sharma and Courtney Blanchard have joined the firm’s Minneapolis office.  

Sharma, a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law,  has argued multiple appeals before both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was honored as a 2014 North Star Lawyer by the MSBA for his pro bono service, and worked as a public accountant prior to practicing law.  He focuses his practice in commercial and construction litigation, in addition to toxic tort litigation.  

Blanchard, who received her JD in 2014 from William Mitchell College of Law, clerked for the Minnesota Court of Appeals before joining the firm. Prior to law school, she worked as a newspaper reporter and covered crime, courts, and politics for publications such as the Star Tribune and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.   Her practice is focused in commercial and toxic tort litigation.