Lee A. Lastovich

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  • Principal and Office Litigation Manager at Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 3500, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Lee Lastovich is the Office Managing Principal and the Litigation Manager of the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Lastovich is a litigator and trial lawyer with over 22 years of experience defending employers against claims of discrimination (race, age, gender, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation), retaliation (including whistleblower, Sarbanes-Oxley and USERRA claims), harassment, defamation, negligence, breach of contract, and promissory estoppel. Clients frequently retain him to protect their interests in non-compete, non-solicitation, trade secret and unfair competition lawsuits. He also serves as an adviser and litigation manager for large, national corporations as well as midsized and local companies.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, he served as the chair of the litigation group of a Minneapolis - St. Paul general practice firm, co-chaired that firm’s attorney recruitment efforts, and held a position on the firm’s board of directors.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney
•Wounded Warrior Project

In the News

January 21, 2019
Minnesota Lawyer

Lee Lastovich Discusses Jackson Lewis' Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Lee Lastovich discusses the firm's diverse and inclusive culture in Statements on Diversity and Inclusion, (p. 6) published by Minnesota Lawyer.

May 3, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm...

June 30, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events...


Wage and Hour
Minnesota Appeals Court Upholds Minneapolis Minimum Wage Ordinance
March 8, 2019

The Court of Appeals of Minnesota, the state’s intermediate appellate court, has upheld a minimum wage ordinance enacted by the City of Minneapolis in 2017, providing for a higher minimum wage than that provided by state law. Graco, Inc. v. City of Minneapolis, 2019 Minn. App. LEXIS 84 (Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 4, 2019).

By Gina K. Janeiro and Lee A. Lastovich

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
A Protocol On Life Support - Financial Industry Assesses The Aftermath Of Major Defections From Broker Recruitment Pact
January 22, 2018

In the fourth quarter of 2017, two major financial firms dropped out of an industry-wide Protocol for Broker Recruiting (the “Protocol”), an agreement designed to reduce litigation surrounding the movement of stockbrokers between competing firms.

By Clifford R. Atlas , A. Robert Fischer , Lee A. Lastovich , David K. Montgomery , Marc S. Wenger and Colin A. Thakkar

Employment Trial Report
$1 Jury Verdict Yields $300,000 in Attorneys Fees to Plaintiff’s Counsel
November 14, 2017

In a case alleging sexual harassment by a researcher against a research assistant, the trial court ordered more than $300,000 in attorneys’ fees after the jury awarded a mere $1 in damages to the plaintiff. Jenkins v. The University of Minnesota et al., No. 13-CV-1548 (D. Minn. Oct. 13, 2017).

By Lee A. Lastovich and Alyssa M. Toft

Areas of Practice (8)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Automotive
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
612-359-1773  Phone
612-341-0609  Fax
University Attended:
St. John's University, B.S., Business Management and Government, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993
Year of First Admission:
2015, North Dakota - D. N.D.; 1993, Minnesota - D. Minn.; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals; DC Circuit; 1993, Minnesota; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court; 1996, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations and Activities

•Minnesota State Bar Association

Birth Information:
Hibbing, Minnesota, February 23, 1968

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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