Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder, Bassford Remele, P.A.

Employment litigation partner  with over 12 years of experience (five as partner) at top-notch law firm seeks general counsel position for medical-based company.

Employment litigation partner at top-notch law firm with over 12 years of experience seeks general counsel position for innovative healthcare company

Work History

Work History

Bassford Remele, P.A.

2006 - Present

Shareholder Attorney and Employment Litigator

  • Named  "Super Lawyer” four times and "Rising Star” four times
  • Manage 20-30 cases at a time, primarily for healthcare clients (including two large Minnesota healthcare providers and two Fortune 500 companies)
  • Appear in state and federal court approximately 30 times per year
  • Investigate and respond to average of 25 discrimination complaints per year, primarily for healthcare clients 
  • Hired several times per year by attorneys, mediators, and clients to investigate discrimination and harassment complaints
  • Develop and present innovative and entertaining training programs for managers and employees (4-6 per year) with emphasis on reasonable accommodations, privacy, and sensitivity
  • Provide extensive advice to clients on Board of Directors issues and present at Board of Directors meetings including for healthcare clients on multiple litigation and risk management issues
  • Provide public relations and media advice to clients; comfortable communicating with media on behalf of clients
  • Selected as keynote speaker and trainer at over 40 fair housing trainings for landlord clients with emphasis on fair housing and reasonable accommodations
  • Serve as firm's in-house employment counsel, HR consultant, and leasing consultant
  • Served as member of firm's Associate Development, Strategic Planning, and Technology Committees
  • As member of firm's Recruiting Committee, helped recruit over 10 attorneys to join firm

Rajkowski Hansmeier Ltd.

2003 - 2006

Associate Attorney

  • Handled all aspects of litigation
  • Instituted client marketing program geared toward review of employee handbooks and policies



University of Minnesota


Juris Doctor

  • Fellowship, Equality Authority, Dublin, Ireland
  • Civil Practice Clinic and Moot Court

University of Washington


B.A., Political Science, Minor Spanish

  • Study Abroad, Cadiz, Spain
  • Top 10% of graduating class


Hennepin County Conciliation Court Clinic Volunteer
Defense Research Institute Member 
General counsel to Spring Lake Park Panther Youth Football Association

Over 300 pro bono hours in 2015 to defend uninsured youth football association and four volunteer board members in federal disability lawsuit


Skiing of any kind, hiking, and anything else that involves being outside