Cozen O’Connor: Syring, Tina A.

Tina A. Syring

Member

Minneapolis

(612) 260-9049

(612) 260-9080

Tina focuses her practice on labor and employment law. As a former human resources director and in-house counsel, Tina uses her experience to counsel employers on labor and employment issues with a business focus. She works with employers in addressing complex issues such as social media issues; executive terminations; allegations of harassment or discrimination; wage and hour strategies; whistleblower complaints; and long-term succession planning. Tina helps clients navigate through wage and hour audits by the Department of Labor and Affirmative Action program reviews by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

In addition to her labor and employment advice work, Tina regularly and successfully litigates on behalf of publicly traded and private employers throughout the nation. Tina’s litigation experience includes defending against federal and state discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. She also regularly handles non-competition and usurpation of trade secrets and confidential business information matters.

Tina also has extensive experience working with publicly traded and private companies on labor and employment matters associated with mergers or acquisitions. Her work includes providing guidance in the due diligence process for the transaction as well as handling executive compensation issues, including drafting and negotiating executive employment and/or severance agreements. She regularly advises compensation committees concerning both executive and board compensation. Tina also works with public companies on preparing whistleblower policies and enforcement of the same in conformity with Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank.

Tina earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. Tina earned her law degree from Hamline University School of Law. 

News

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Publications

Do You Know What Your Employees Are Talking About In Public? How To Avoid The Inadvertent Disclosure of Your Company’s Confidential Information [HR Headaches Blog]

September 25, 2018

Imagine this scenario:  Your top sales representative is traveling for work.  He has a briefcase with your company’s logo on it.  He decides to stop at a restaurant at the airport before catching his flight.  While at the restaurant, he makes several calls to update various people about how his...

The ever-expanding reach of the NLRB and why non-union employers should care (Part 2) [Inside Counsel]

December 09, 2014

Tina Syring, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, wrote a follow-up article for Inside Counsel on the impact of the NLRB on non-union employers.

Employer and Employee Ownership of Intellectual Property: Not As Easy As You Think [Legal Solutions]

December 01, 2014

Tina Syring, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, wrote about the employer and employee ownership of intellectual property in Legal Solutions.

The ever-expanding reach of the NLRB and why non-union employers should care [Inside Counsel]

November 11, 2014

Tina Syring, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, wrote an article for Inside Counsel about the impact of the NLRB on non-union employers.

Arbitration agreements and class waivers: Recent developments and strategies for employers (Part 2) [Inside Counsel]

October 28, 2014

Tina Syring, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, wrote for Inside Counsel about the strategies employers should consider in developing and implementing such arbitration agreements and class waivers and potential pitfalls to avoid.

Arbitration agreements and class waivers: Recent developments and strategies for employers (Part 1) [Inside Counsel]

October 14, 2014

Tina Syring, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, wrote for Inside Counsel about the arbitration agreements, the use of class waiver and the enforcement of the same in the employment context.

Dealing with SOX and the expansion of whistleblower litigation [Inside Counsel]

September 30, 2014

Tina Syring, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, wrote about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Inside Counsel.

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Indiana State University, B.S., 1991

Awards & Honors

Labor and Employment: Minnesota, Chambers USA, 2013-2018

Employment Law – Management, The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2019

Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2011-2018

Minnesota Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court -- Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court -- North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Wisconsin

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

North Dakota State Bar Association

Wisconsin Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Children’s Law Center