Jesse has an extensive domestic and international litigation background. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including construction, retail, manufacturing, real estate, and banking. His analytical mind, excellent writing skills, and steady presence allow him to find unique solutions to complicated domestic and international dispute resolution issues. Jesse has assisted numerous clients in the cannabis industry in resolving complex disputes and regularly writes on issues arising in that industry with a focus on hemp and CBD.
In every dispute, it is Jesse’s goal to find the best and most cost-effective solution for his clients. He has a natural ability to convey his clients’ interests to judges, juries, mediators and arbitrators, but he also puts in the time to ensure the best attainable result in any given matter.
Jesse graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and held a highly competitive federal court clerkship with the Honorable Myron H. Bright of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before that, he also served as a law clerk to Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Prior to joining Harris Bricken, he spent seven years practicing complex commercial litigation at a large firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In his spare time, Jesse likes to sail and spend time with his family.
“Dope Operation Sparks Winery Lawsuit,” Wine-Searcher, September 7, 2019.
“Federal judge: Oregon pot racketeering lawsuit can proceed,” The New York Times, September 6, 2019.
“Hemp Pitfalls and Promise: Alarm Sounded by Midwest Grower,” AgWeb, September 5, 2019.
“Federal appeals court to DEA: Reconsider marijuana’s Schedule 1 status,” Marijuana Business Daily, June 3, 2019.
“Oregon hemp production laws may offer lessons for farmers,” Hemp Industry Daily, May 29, 2019.
Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, American College of Trial Lawyers
Best Respondent’s Brief, National Moot Court Competition
Law School Legal Writing Honors and Best Brief