March 29, 2022

Foley & Mansfield is a proud sponsor of the 2022 Minnesota Defense Legal Association’s (MDLA) Mid-Winter Conference.  

The 2022 conference will take place in Walker, Minnesota on April 8-10 at Chase on the Lake. This year’s conference theme focuses on the importance of collaboration between in-house and outside counsel as a foundation for a strong defense team.

Minneapolis partner and executive committee member Elizabeth Sorenson Brotten serves as the current secretary of MDLA and is Chair of the 2022 conference. Minneapolis partner and employment litigator Tessa Mansfield Hirte will co-lead the session “The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: What Employers (and Their Attorneys) Should Know” on April 8th, 2022 at 03:05 pm CST.



Elizabeth Sorenson Brotten is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Foley & Mansfield, a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and the chair of the firm's Product Liability Practice Group. She devotes her practice to defending product manufacturers, suppliers, and installers in high-risk product liability and toxic tort cases.


Tessa Mansfield Hirte is a Partner in the Minneapolis office. She defends employers in all aspects of labor and employment-related litigation. She has represented clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitration tribunals, and administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.