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Kristina H. Kaluza Senior Attorney

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2010
  • Illinois, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Education

The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with Distinction

  • Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Note and Comment Editor
  • Boyd Service Award (Highest Honors)

Colgate University, B.A., magna cum laude

Kristina Kaluza is senior attorney in the Business Litigation Group in the Minneapolis office of Dykema. Ms. Kaluza has represented companies and individuals in state and federal courts and focuses her practice on general commercial litigation, employment law, and insurance litigation. Ms. Kaluza also dedicates a significant portion of her time to pro bono efforts.

Prior to joining Dykema, Ms. Kaluza was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm in Chicago. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois. Before law school, she was a litigation paralegal with an AmLaw 100 firm in Washington, D.C.

Experience

  • Represented employers in claims regarding violations of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Represented employers in claims involving violations of fiduciary duties and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Represent employer in claims involving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Represented employee in appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding national origin discrimination claim
  • Represented online travel companies in national tax litigation pending in state and federal courts throughout the country
  • Represented meat manufacturer in breach of contract action resulting in a multimillion dollar award and favorable judgment at trial and on appeal

Memberships & Involvement

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

Community/Civic Activities

Tubman Organization Safety Project; pro bono legal work

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota; pro bono legal work