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Britni A. Summers

Britni A. Summers

Attorney

Growing up in a small, family-owned business, Britni knows the importance of sound legal advice and strives to provide strategic and insightful guidance to clients.

Britni’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment matters. She assists clients not only with addressing pressing legal concerns but in proactively examining policies and practices to minimize future issues and increase compliance with the laws applicable to the employee-employer relationship.


She has in-depth knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws and experience representing employers in a wide variety of employment related matters including discharge and discrimination issues, contract and grievance administration, personnel policies and handbooks, affirmative action compliance, employee discipline, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave unemployment, employment contracts, severance and separation agreements, individual terminations, and reductions in force.

Britni clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit after law school. She was also a law clerk for McGrath North during law school.

Outside of the office, Britni enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and children.

Education
  • University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D., Sterling Honors, 2018)
  • University of South Dakota (M.A., 2017)
  • Creighton University (B.A., 2007)
Admissions
  • Nebraska (2018)
  • Iowa (2020)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska (2019)

Events

07/29/2021

Labor, Employment and Immigration Law Under Biden: Where are We and Where are We Headed?

Webinar  


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07/28/2020

COVID-19 Best Practices: Managing Your Workforce During The Pandemic

07.28.2020  |  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  


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Publications

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12/03/2021

South Dakota Supreme Court Rejects Recreational Marijuana But Medical Marijuana Law Not Affected

After months of speculation, the South Dakota Supreme Court recently struck down a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana because it violated the state’s single-subject rule. The Court held that because Amendment A, which was passed by South Dakota voters in November 2020, embraced three distinct subjects - recreational marijuana, hemp, and medical marijuana - voters could not separately vote on each subject. If voters had been able to vote on each subject, then they may have passed some portions of the amendment but not others.  


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12/01/2021

Legal Challenges To Federal Vaccine Mandates: Where Things Stand Today

Courts have been busy the past several days hearing legal challenges to the three separate federal vaccine mandates that affect employers. Tracking which mandates are still in play in which states can be a labyrinth for employers, so we’ve compiled a quick update on the latest legal developments:  


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  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Roger L. Wollman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Managing Editor, South Dakota Law Review
  • Seven CALI Awards
  • Gavel Award – Outstanding Student by Faculty
  • University of South Dakota School of Law Trial Team
  • NALSA Moot Court
  • 1st Place Award – South Dakota Law Review Write-on