Janel LaBoda brings 30 years of litigation experience to help Mendoza Law clients across all of its industry sectors - telecommunications, internet, arts and entertainment, cybersecurity, privacy, and non-profit. Janel has successfully tried cases to decision in federal and state courts and in arbitration, and represents clients in motions, depositions, and settlement negotiations. Janel has significant appellate experience, including arguments before the 7th and 8th Circuit Courts of Appeal. Janel has successfully handled cases in many different subject areas, including individual and class action consumer banking, employment discrimination, securities litigation, bankruptcy, tort, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of contract, and ERISA. Janel began her career as a litigator at Briggs and Morgan where she was a shareholder for 10 years.
Janel left Briggs to join a client, H.B. Fuller, as its head of litigation. There, Janel aggressively defended the company against a wide range of high-stakes litigation matters. Janel also aggressively pursued litigation when warranted. Janel started the pro bono program at H.B. Fuller and served as its representative to the Minnesota Corporate Pro Bono Council.