June is a partner at Zimmerman Reed and Co-Chair of the Public Client & AG practice. June’s practice focuses on representing governmental entities, businesses, and individuals who have experienced losses due to antitrust violations, and consumer and financial fraud.
Highlights of her recent experience include:
- Currently represents the states of Indiana and Vermont in their investigation of and litigation against entities responsible for the deceptive marketing and sale of opioids.
- June was a member of the legal team representing the State of Mississippi in an antitrust case against LCD screen manufacturers. Her work included briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics, 134 S. Ct. 736 (2014). That case unanimously ruled in favor of Mississippi, finding that the State’s parens patriae action was not removable to federal court as a mass action under the Class Action Fairness Act. She also argued on behalf of the State in opposing defendants’ motions to dismiss.
- June currently represents the State of New Mexico in a case against Visa and MasterCard, alleging violations of state consumer protection and antitrust laws. She argued on behalf of the State in opposing defendants’ partial motion to dismiss. See State ex rel. Balderas v. Visa, Inc., No. D-101-cv-2014-02645 (Santa Fe Cty., First Judicial Dist.) (Order dated 9/21/15).
- In litigation involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, June successfully argued against defendants’ motion to dismiss and strike class allegations in Soular v. Northern Tier Energy LP, No. 15-cv-556, 2015 WL 5024786 (D. Minn. Aug. 25, 2015). She also successfully opposed the motion for summary judgment in Lennartson v. Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc., No. C15-5307, 2016 WL 51747 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 5, 2016).
- June was a member of the team representing investors who alleged losses due to Wells Fargo’s securities lending program. The case settled for $62 million, two days before trial was set to commence.
- June currently represents participants of the U.S. Bancorp Pension Plan as Interim Co-Lead Counsel, alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Prior to joining the firm, June served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Boylan, Chief Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. She gained substantial experience following law school working at Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C. and Gray Plant Mooty in Minneapolis, practicing in diverse subject areas including contract disputes, franchise, products liability, insurance, and employment law.
June currently serves on: the Board of Directors for The Fund for Legal Aid; the Advisory Board for the Minnesota Urban Debate League; the Antitrust Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association; and the Publications Committee for the Bench & Bar of Minnesota.
June graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003, where she was the Lead Managing Editor for the Minnesota Law Review and a member of the Dean’s List. She is admitted to the state courts of Minnesota and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota. June was selected as a Rising Star of Law in 2007, 2015-2018. June is a 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers selectee.
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Hennepin County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
Presentations and/or Publications
- “Getting to the Top of the Big Top: Strategies for Increasing Women’s Leadership in Mid-Sized and Large Law Firms,” Panelist, 2018 Minnesota Women Lawyers Conference for Women in the Law (April 27, 2018)
- “State Antitrust Enforcement: Perspectives from Two State Antitrust Enforcers,” Moderator, Minnesota State Bar Association (November 19, 2015)
- “Three Courts Weigh in on AGs Authority to Retain Outside Counsel,” ABA State & Local Law News (Fall 2013)
In The News
- Law360, “SuperAmerica Agrees to $3.5M Deal to End TCPA Suit” (February 10, 2017)
- Blue MauMau, “Papa Murphy’s Fights Federal Anti-Spam Rule Violations” (January 7, 2016)
- Star Tribune, “$62.5 million settlement approved in Wells Fargo securities lending case” (August 19, 2014)
- Law360, “Wells Fargo To Pay $62M To Exit Investor Class Action” (May 29, 2014)
- J.D., Cum Laude, University of Minnesota Law School
- B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota