Briana Al Taqatqa

Briana Al Taqatqa




Briana is an associate in Dorsey’s Labor & Employment practice group. She works with employers to develop effective workplace strategies and implement efficient policies and procedures to help manage employment risks. She advises companies of all sizes on an array of employment matters including leaves of absence, wage and hour laws, hiring, performance improvement, sensitive terminations, and other employment related policies.

When disputes are unavoidable, Briana draws on her strong litigation experience to defend her clients. She has successfully represented single and multi-plaintiff actions against claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, contract matters, and wage and hour suits, and has successfully settled many cases in favor of her clients.

She maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing clients seeking asylum in the United States and participation in a local housing legal clinic. Before coming to Dorsey, Briana worked for an international education-management company, supporting its efforts both in the United States and in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to provide high quality, free or low-cost education to children in need.

Education & Admissions

Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D., 2018),

  • summa cum laude
  • Ten-time recipient of CALI “Excellence for the Future Award”
  • Dean’s List 2015-2018
  • ABA National Negotiation Competition 2017 Champion
  • International Negotiation Competition 2017 Champion

University of Minnesota (B.A., Political Science and Religious Studies, 2010),

  • Graduate of High Distinction
  • Dean’s List 2008-2010
  • Phi Kappa Phi


  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Montana


Representative Litigation

  • Hindu American Foundation v. Rasheed Ahmed et al., 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 228890 (Dec. 20, 2022). Secured dismissal of politically motivated defamation lawsuit filed against executive director of Indian American Muslim Council by ideological opponents. 
  • Loenbro Inspection, LLC v. Sommerfield, No. 18-CV-01943-PAB, 2018 WL 3659396 (D. Colo. Aug. 2, 2018): The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado entered a temporary restraining order in favor of Dorsey’s client, a Montana-based oilfield services company. The order barred the company’s former employees from using its custom configurations for phased array ultrasonic testing equipment in violation of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act.

News & Resources


Making the Case for the Menopause Friendly Workplace (in the Legal Profession and Beyond)
Supreme Court Raises Standard for Denial of Religious Accommodations
Minnesota Has Banned Most Non-compete Agreements; It Could Have Been Worse
Non-competition Agreements under Scrutiny at State and Federal Level
New York Governor Hochul Signs New York Pay Transparency Bill Into Law
Seventh Circuit Says Summary Judgment Stands: Evidence Does Not Support FCA Retaliation
How does the new-ish Colorado statute requiring disclosure of salary information for job postings affect non-Colorado employers?
Ninth Circuit Asks Montana Supreme Court for Guidance: Is an Employer Defending Itself in a Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit Limited to the Reasons for Termination Given in a Discharge Letter?
Supreme Court in Van Buren Narrows Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Vaccine Status is a Protected Trait in Montana
A New Circuit Split: FCA Protects Former Employees from Post-Employment Retaliation in the Sixth
Montana Supreme Court Upholds $2.3 Million Judgment Against Former Employees Subject to Restrictive Covenant
Underwriter Failed to Meet Employer’s Expectations, and thus His FCA Retaliation Burden, at Least in the Eighth Circuit
Fifth Circuit Affirms: Res Judicata Bars FCA Retaliation Suit
U.S. Supreme Court Affirms (Again) the Validity of Class Action Waivers In Employment Arbitration Agreements
California Changes the Gig Economy Game For Independent Contractor Status

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Attorneys Selected for 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows and Pathfinder Programs
Dorsey Partners Matthew Durham and Briana Al Taqatqa Comment on Noncompete Bans

Industries & Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Labor & Employment


  • Named "Minneapolis Ones to Watch" in Labor and Employment Law-Management by Best Lawyers®, 2022 and 2024

Diversity Inclusion Recognition 2023

  • Contributed more than 50+ Diversity hours, 2023

   Pro Bono 50 Hours 2022     Contributed 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021Contributed 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 100 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020-2022

North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2018-2022
Briana Al Taqatqa