Lucinda Jesson Appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Human Services
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 12, 2011) — Today, Lucinda Jesson has been appointed by Governor Dayton as the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services.
Lucinda rejoined Oppenheimer as Of Counsel from 2009 through 2010, practicing in the areas of health care litigation, government and corporate investigations and labor and employment law. While at Oppenheimer, Jesson continued her work as an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Hamline Health Law Institute. Previously, she served as Minnesota Deputy Attorney General for Health and Licensing where she represented the Minnesota Departments of Health and Human Services and the Health Licensing Boards in high-profile regulatory and litigation matters.
Lucinda received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. from the University of Arkansas. She has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer", "Top 40 Health Lawyer" and "Top 40 ADR Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics.
"Cindy's experience in the heath and human services industry will make her a tremendous asset to the state in this role. We are very happy for her and wish her well" said Tom Letscher, Oppenheimer's Chair.
Oppenheimer is a 125-year old, Minneapolis-based law firm. It’s a recognized leader in providing practical legal counsel to businesses of all sizes—from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. The firm’s core practices include business litigation, financial services, medical technology, mergers & acquisitions, real estate finance, and securities, with specialty practices in health care litigation, employee benefits, intellectual property and labor & employment.