Blackwell Burke P.A. was honored to receive the Excellence in Service Award from General Mills, Inc.  The honor recognizes the firm’s “outstanding partnership and service” to General Mills’ legal department.  General Mills Chief Litigation Counsel Ani Gulati explained, “The law firm of Blackwell Burke P.A. has worked on some of our most significant litigation in the last year.  They have provided exemplary service and obtained excellent results.”

Award presenter and General Mills Finance Director Darren Harmon described Blackwell Burke P.A.’s accomplishments in the past year including working as lead counsel for the company on their YoPlus class action and the Total® trademark dispute, in each case reaching favorable settlements.  Mr. Harmon explained that this success led to Blackwell Burke P.A. being retained as General Mills’ counsel in recent high-profile class actions.

The Excellence in Service Award was delivered during the Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council’s (MMSDC) Holiday Celebration at General Mills’ corporate headquarters.  MMSDC’s mission is to provide business development services to corporate members and certified minority business enterprises to enhance relationships and maximize business opportunities.  Blackwell Burke P.A. was also recognized as a leader in promoting diversity in the legal profession.

Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies. The firm is recommended by Benchmark Litigation and honored as a “Go-To Law Firm” for the Top 500 Companies by Corporate Counsel magazine.  The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as several foreign countries.

For more information about Blackwell Burke P.A. or this honor, please contact Kandy Branch at 612-343-3235.