Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop Named 2013 Attorney of the Year


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (February 26, 2014) — The Minneapolis-based law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that Minneapolis-based attorney Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop was recently selected and honored as a Minnesota Lawyer 2013 Attorney of the Year. Jennifer was selected based on criteria that included a successful result in an important business transaction as well as significant public service.

Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop is the chair of Gray Plant Mooty’s Health & Nonprofit Organizations practice group and has represented a wide range of organizations ranging from start-up nonprofits to well-established foundations and multi-entity nonprofit operation systems. She served as lead counsel for the University of Minnesota Foundation in a merger between the University of Minnesota Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation that created a $2.4 billion combined enterprise as a result. Jennifer also serves as a board member for the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), a Minnesota-based international organization that provides healing, training, research, and advocacy for victims of torture and war crimes. In the fall of 2013, Jennifer and other CVT board members voluntarily traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, where CVT has four clinics in areas where the refugee population is heavily concentrated. While in Kenya, Jennifer and the other board members had a chance to visit the camps and interact with victims and volunteers so that they could be their voice for fundraising and advocacy work through CVT.

Each year, Minnesota Lawyer recognizes the best achievements in the Minnesota legal profession with the Attorney of the Year awards. Attorneys are chosen based on leadership, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service. Nominations are submitted by judges, bar groups, clients, and fellow attorneys, and honorees are recognized at an awards program hosted by Minnesota Lawyer.

About GPM:

Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.