Richard Braman, Carl Crosby Lehmann, and Kathryn Nash Named 2014 Attorneys of the Year


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (December 17, 2014) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that three Minneapolis-based lawyers, Richard Braman, Carl Crosby Lehmann, and Kathryn Nash, were recently selected as 2014 Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. Braman was named posthumously for his work with The Sedona Conference, and Lehmann and Nash were selected as a team for co-founding trainED, a legal compliance training program for higher education institutions and businesses.

Richard Braman passed on July 9, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. A member of the firm since 1987, Braman founded The Sedona Conference in 1997, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. The group’s work has earned Braman recognition in The American Lawyer as an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” and as one of 2013’s 50 greatest Big Law innovators of the last 50 years.

Co-founders of trainED, Carl Crosby Lehmann and Kathryn Nash regularly represent clients in the areas of employment law and higher education. They provide practical advice and preventative training to businesses and higher education institutions on a wide range of topics including harassment and nondiscrimination, ADA compliance, Title IX compliance, affirmative action, wage and hour, employee management, social media, student affairs, and faculty issues.

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.

About Gray Plant Mooty:

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.