- Food & Agribusiness
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Agribusiness Finance
- Business Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 402.964.5034|
|University ||Dana College, B.A., English/History, summa cum laude, 1998 Alpha Chi, academic national honor society, Alpha Mu Gamma, language national honor society, President, Class Valedictorian, Dean's List, Student Senate, student body secretary|
|Law School||William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2001 CALI Award for Highest Grade - Health Law, Dean's Associate, Dean's Certificate for Service and Leadership, William and Mary Law Review, Executive Editor|
|Admitted||2001, Illinois; 2002, Nebraska; 2001, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2005, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit|
Professional Associations and Memberships
Nebraska State Bar Association
•Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court
•Women's Bar Association of Illinois
•Women, Food & Agriculture Network
Marnie provides effective and efficient advice to companies in the food and agribusiness industries. Her clients include organic agriculture trade associations and food producers, manufacturers and distributors.
Marnie's personal link to agriculture is in the small farm that she and her husband own outside of Nebraska City, Neb. Her agribusiness-related cases include:
•Bringing breach of warranty claims on behalf of a dairy herd owner.
Asserting claims relating to the destruction of a valuable windbreak in western Nebraska.
Representing organic-certification agencies and organic inspectors in National Organic Program compliance reporting, corporate advice and business litigation matters.
Assisting a third-generation family farm in resolving federal environmental claims relating to prairie dog control on a ranch.
Before joining the firm, Marnie was supervising pro se law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, where the bulk of her work related to resolving complex labor and employment matters. She also managed the court's entire docket of correctional healthcare and safety claims. Earlier, Marnie was an associate at Ogborn, Summerlin & Ogborn in Lincoln and at Tabet DiVito & Rothstein and Jenner & Block in Chicago.
Awards and Recognitions
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, Seeds of Justice Award, 2007
•Public Interest Law Initiative, fellow, 2001
First Defense Legal Aid, volunteer attorney
•Lincoln (Neb.) Literacy Council, volunteer ESL tutor
•Metro Achievement Center, Chicago, Ill., volunteer tutor
•Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, Board of Directors, 2013-present
•Raymond Central High School, Raymond, Neb., mock trial coach
•Young Women's Leadership Charter School, Chicago, Ill., mentor
5.12.14 Clarifying Made With Organic Food & Agribusiness Blog
3.30.14 NOP and TTB Coordinate Organic Alcohol Beverage Labeling Food & Agribusiness Blog
3.07.14 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Report Released Food & Agribusiness Blog
2.20.14 2014 Healthy Farms Conference is a Success Food & Agribusiness Blog
2.10.14 2014 Farm Bill: Organic Checkoff Program and Organic Crop Insurance Food & Agribusiness Blog
1.17.14 What Is Organic? Food & Agribusiness Blog
1.07.14 MOSES Organic Farming Conference Celebrates 25 Years! Food & Agribusiness Blog
In The News
1.11.13 Marnie Jensen Adds Depth to Husch Blackwell's Lincoln Office
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Clarifying “Made With Organic”
Marnie A. Jensen, May 19, 2014
“Organic” can mean many things, but above all it is a regulated labeling term. There are actually five labeling categories allowed under the USDA organic regulations (100% Organic, Organic, Made With Organic, Specific Organic Ingredients, and Livestock Feed). Many people find the...
2014 Healthy Farms Conference is a Success!
Marnie A. Jensen, February 24, 2014
Last weekend, the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society (“NSAS”) held its annual Healthy Farms Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. The Healthy Farms Conference has been bringing the sustainable community in Nebraska together for nearly 20 years, and this year’s conference was...
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