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Thaddeus R. Lightfoot Becomes 99th President of HCBA
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NEWS RELEASE: June 19, 2017

Minneapolis: -- Thaddeus R. Lightfoot becomes the 99th president of the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) on July 1, 2017.  Lightfoot is a partner in the regulatory affairs group at Dorsey & Whitney, where he practices environmental and administrative law.

For nearly three decades, Lightfoot has been committed to maintaining a strong and sound bar both locally and statewide. He served on the board of directors of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) from 2010-16, and is a former chair of the MSBA’s Legislative Committee and Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Law Section. Since 2011, he has served on the board of directors of Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, a subsidiary of the MSBA, and was chair of that board from 2013-16. Lightfoot has been an adjunct professor of environmental law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law since 2004. He is also a regular CLE presenter.

Before joining Dorsey, Lightfoot was a founding member of The Environmental Law Group, a small firm in Minneapolis. He was also a partner at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly and a trial attorney in the environmental enforcement section of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Lightfoot graduated from Gonzaga University and the Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, Lightfoot served as a legislative assistant for energy and environmental issues to the Hon. Thomas S. Foley, former Speaker of the U.S. House of the Representatives.

Serving with Lightfoot in the HCBA leadership for the coming year is the Executive Committee, including newly elected HCBA Secretary Esteban Rivera (The Rivera Law Firm), who begins the five-year leadership track (to serve as president for 2020-21).

Sarah E. Roeder (DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore) serves a one-year term, representing the New Lawyers Section. 

The 2017-2018 Executive Committee of the Hennepin County Bar Association includes:

Thaddeus R. Lightfoot..... President...................................... Dorsey & Whitney

Adine Momoh.................. President-elect............................. Stinson Leonard Street

Jeffrey Baill...................... Treasurer ..................................... Yost & Baill

Esteban Rivera................. Secretary ..................................... The Rivera Law Firm

Paul Floyd........................ Past President.............................. Wallen-Friedman & Floyd

Sarah E. Roeder............... New Lawyers Representative...... DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore

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