Summary

Blair represents employers in a broad range of litigated disputes and advising matters. She practices principally in the areas of:

  • Employment litigation
  • Employment counseling
  • Non-compete agreements and restraining orders
  • Business litigation

Blair’s practice is focused on her client’s business needs in order to find the most effective solutions, whether inside or outside the courtroom. She represents clients in all stages of litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal agencies on a variety of employment and business disputes. She has ample experience representing employers seeking to enforce non-compete agreements and other post-employment restrictive covenants.  Blair has also litigated wage, retaliation and whistleblower claims, worker classification disputes, theft or misuse of trade secrets and/or unfair competition and other breach of contract disputes.

In addition to her litigation practice, Blair also routinely advises clients on day-to-day employment needs. She consults with clients on workplace issues including hiring, disciplining, termination and reasonable accommodation as well as compliance with applicable state and federal wage, hour and leave requirements. Blair also prepares and reviews employment agreements and policies, including employment contracts, separation agreements, employee handbooks, non-compete and confidentiality agreements. Blair also guides clients through investigations at both the state and federal level.

Blair earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and her B.A. cum laude from the University of Denver. She is fluent in Spanish. Prior to joining Taft, Blair worked at a boutique business law firm focusing in the areas of employment and business litigation.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School

    magna cum laude

  • University of Denver, B.A., cum laude

Admissions

  • State - Minnesota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Speeches and Publications

  • Author, "The Power of the Privilege Log," Bench & Bar of Minnesota (May 2018)
  • Q&A, Colleague Corner: Meet Blair Harrington: ‘A member of a team and part of a community,’ Bench & Bar of Minnesota (March 2020)
  • Presenter, Legal Business and Usual: The Diploma Privilege, MSBA Webcast Series (May 2020)
  • Panelist, Sleep and Well-Being – Discussing the importance of sleep, its impact on performance, and how to manage workloads, MSBA Virtual Convention (June 2020)

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

    Member

    2019 North Star Lawyer
    (Recognized for providing 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services per year)

    Past Chair, New Lawyers Section (2019-2020)

  • Hennepin County Bar Association

    Member

  • Federal Bar Association

    Member

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

    Member