University of Nebraska
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Husband, father, defender of freedom. Partner, Rembolt Ludtke LLP law firm. Past Chairman, Nebraska Republican Party.
Professional Experience: � Partner, Rembolt Ludtke LLP, Lincoln, NE (Jan. 2001 to present) -- Marketing Partner (2002 to present) � Adjunct Professor (Employment Law), University of Nebraska College of Law (2001 to present) � Associate, Rembolt Ludtke & Berger LLP, Lincoln, NE (Oct. 1997 to Jan. 2001) � Chief-of-Staff, U.S. Rep. Jon Christensen, Washington, D.C. (May 1995 to Oct. 1997) � Legislative Director, U.S. Rep. Jon Christensen Washington, D.C. (Nov. 1994 to May 1995) � Associate, Berens & Tate, P.C., Omaha, NE (Aug. 1993 to Nov. 1994) � Judicial Clerk, Hon. D. Nick Caporale, Nebraska Supreme Court, Lincoln, NE (Aug. 1992 to Aug. 1993) Education: � University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., May 1992) � Graduated with High Distinction; Class Rank: 5/125 � Editor-in-Chief, Nebraska Law Review � Order of the Coif � University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S., Agricultural Honors, August 1989) Organizations/ Honors: � Downtown Lincoln Rotary #14 � Secretary, 2000-01 � Board of Directors, 2000 to 2003 � Past Chair, Community Service Auction (raised $35,000 for Lincoln Children�s Museum) � Christ Lutheran Church � Elder (2000 to present) ∙ Christ Schools -- Working Chair, Annual Benefit Auction (2003 - 2005) � Christ Lutheran Foundation � Board of Directors (1998 to present) � Past President (2002-04) � Vice-President (2000--02) ∙ Lincoln Lutheran School Association Foundation -- Board of Directors (2000 to present) -- Vice-President (2004 to present) � School District No. 145 (Waverly) Foundation for Education � Board of Directors (1999 to 2003) ∙ Friendship Home -- Co-Chair, Individual Division of �Keys of Hope� Campaign (2004) � Lincoln Chamber of Commerce � Legislative Committee � Nebraska State Bar Association � Executive Committee, Labor Relations and Employment Law Section (2001 to present) -- Program Chair, Employment Law Seminar (2003) � Ethics Committee (2000 to present) � Defense Research Institute � Program Chair, 2005 Employment Law Seminar, Phoenix, AZ -- Chair, Employment Law Legislative Subcommittee (2002-05) -- Nebraska Liaison, National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (2005) � Judicial Nominating Commission for Nebraska Supreme Court -- Elected Member, District 1 (1999-2007) ∙ Alternate Member, Selective Service Local Board � Leading Individual�Employment Lawyers in Nebraska, Chambers USA: America�s Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-present) � The Best Lawyers in America� (Labor & Employment Law)(2007) � Great Plains Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Employment & Labor (2007-08) Delegate, 2008 Republican National Convention � Lawyers for John McCain for President -- Nebraska Co-Chair ∙ Nebraska Republican Party -- General Counsel (1997-2000) -- General Counsel and Seminars Committee Chair, Midwest Republican Leadership Conference (1999) -- Executive Committee (1996-2000) -- State Central Committee (1993-1998, 2005 to 2008) -- Chair, Communications Committee (2006) � Lancaster County Republican Party -- Chairman (2005 to 2007) � Transition Team, Rep.-elect Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) � FarmHouse Fraternity � Chair, Alumni Homecoming Brunch (1999-2003) Published Works: � �Workplace Privacy�The Emerging Frontier,� For the Defense (2006) � �Workplace Privacy: Balancing Employer and Employee Rights and Obligations,� The Nebraska Lawyer (Feb. 2002) � �Attention Practitioners: Employment Noncompetition Provisions are Enforceable in Nebraska�Sort of,� The Nebraska Lawyer (Oct. 2000) � �The Public Policy Exception to Employment at Will�When Should Courts Defer to the Legislature?,� Nebraska Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 4 (1994) Testimony: � Minority Witness, H.R. 2015�The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (Sept. 5, 2007).
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