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Areti Georgopoulos, Attorney

  • J.D. University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude
  • B.A. Brown University, magna cum laude

A passionate advocate for civil rights.

Areti believes that each person deserves to be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect in the workplace. She champions the rights of workers from all walks of life. She achieves resolution of employment matters in a tenacious, skillful, and empowering way.

Areti developed a niche practice in unemployment insurance law at Fabian May & Anderson, PLLP, and worked at Nichols Kaster, PLLP before opening Harmony Law Firm. She has also worked as a legal advocate for battered women.

A mentor for young lawyers.

Areti is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, teaching the Employment Law Clinic. She instructs law students on compassionate and skilled representation of employees in unemployment insurance appeals.

A leader among employment attorneys.

Areti is Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Treasurer and Board Member of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, and Board Member of the Employment Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest. She is respected among her colleagues for her dedication to employment law on behalf of employees.

An attorney with solid credentials.

Areti earned her B.A. in Women’s Studies, magna cum laude, from Brown University. She graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. She served as Executive Editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, and she published an article on the detention of immigrant youth in America. After graduating from law school, she was privileged to clerk for the Honorable Lloyd Zimmerman in Hennepin County District Court.

ADMISSIONS

Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court–District of Minnesota

EDUCATION

J.D. University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude
B.A. Brown University, magna cum laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 2016-present

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Identity Theft: How to Catch It and Protect Yourself If It Happens to You,” Epilawg, April 28, 2014.
  • “Credit Report Accuracy: Why It Matters,” Epilawg, August 21, 2013.
  • “Identity Theft,” Bench & Bar of Minnesota: Tips & Traps, August 12, 2013.
  • “Beyond the Reach of Juvenile Justice: The Crisis of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Detained by the United States,” 23 LAW & INEQ. 117 (2005).

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • “Unemployment Law Appeals: The Interplay of ADA, FMLA, and Sexual Harassment with Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law,” National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, MN, September 2018.
  • “Accommodations and Appropriate Actions: The Interplay of ADA, FMLA, and Sexual Harassment with Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law,” Presentation to Minnesota Unemployment Law Judges, St. Paul, MN, August 2018.
  • “#MeToo: Has a Powerful Social Movement Changed the Rules of Sexual Harassment Complaints and Claims?” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, February 2018.
  • “Friedlander: The Canary Does, In Fact, Sing Again,” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, November 2017.
  • “Navigating the New Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance,” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, September 2017.
  • “The ADA in Real Time: Part 2,” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, January 2017.
  • “The ADA in Real Time,” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, December 2016.
  • “How to Handle the Unemployment Claim 101 and Its Effect on Workers’ Compensation Benefits,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, MN, February 2015.
  • “Crossing Borders and Legal Barriers: Empowering Immigrant Clients,” Moderator, Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest and Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, MN, July 2014.
  • “How Credit Rules (and Ruins) Our Lives: What Every Attorney Should Know About Consumer Reports, Identity Theft, and Impermissible Disclosure Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act,” MoreLaw Minneapolis Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, April 2014.
  • “Employment Law Series: Tips for Effective Representation in Unemployment Insurance Appeal Hearings,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012.

MEMBERSHIPS

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section
Hennepin County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Section, 2016-present
Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Association, Member 2012-present
National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter, Treasurer and Board Member, 2018-present
Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest, Board Member, 2017-present

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