Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Johanna Hyman joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group as an associate in the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Johanna brings experience handling local, national, and international complex commercial litigation related to business disputes and contentious transactions in venues throughout the country. Her clients range from financial institutions to retail organizations, and include technology, media, and entertainment companies.
Notably, Johanna’s financial services experience includes representing national banks, trustees and custodians, and credit card issuers, in high-stakes cases involving claims for civil conspiracy and fraud, as well as statutory claims arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protect Act. She also has developed a successful track record in complex matters involving fraud schemes, aiding and abetting liability, and allegations related to breach of duties.
“Johanna brings a proven ability to keep her clients’ unique legal and business objectives in mind while developing collaborative strategies to achieve favorable outcomes,” said Donald G. Heeman, Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Minneapolis. “Her extensive experience in the financial services industry, specifically difficult litigation matters, addresses an identified need for our firm not only in Minnesota but throughout our growing footprint.”
Johanna also regularly provides volunteer and pro bono services to various organizations, including Minnesota’s Springboard for the Arts, The Advocates for Human Rights, and the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis.
Prior to entering private practice, Johanna served as a business and legal affairs intern at two multinational entertainment companies in addition to completing a judicial externship with the Hon. Robert E. Gordon in the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin and earned her Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.