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Barbara J. D'Aquila

Barbara J. D'Aquila

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Barbara Jean D’Aquila is a partner in the Minneapolis location of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., where she manages the Minneapolis Office’s Litigation Department and handles significant business matters, including commercial litigation, government investigations, and labor and employment matters.
In 2012, Barbara was recognized by Benchmark Litigation in its Inaugural Edition of the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the country. In 2011, in an order involving anti-trust class action claims, a well-respected federal judge specifically named Barbara, along with other defense counsel, as a “highly experienced, skilled, and extraordinarily professional defense counsel,” noting the “professionalism, candor, and zealous and knowledgeable advocacy.”

Barbara has also been repeatedly recognized by Chambers USA for years and has been described as an “exceptional” and “skilled trial lawyer, an excellent brief writer, and a good negotiator,” noting she is one of Minnesota’s “definite first-tier attorneys” who is seen by clients as “extremely responsive, technically knowledgeable and creative about practical solutions” and regarded by peers as “a bright and practical litigator, who is a much-valued member of the community.” Chambers USA has further noted that Barbara’s “accounting background is also highly valued.”

Additionally, Barbara’s national accolades include Top 100 Corporate Employment Lawyers (Human Resources and Lawdragon); Top 25 U.S. Employment Lawyers (Best of the Best USA); fellowship in The College of Labor and Employment Law; and regular inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and The Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers. Likewise in Minnesota, Barbara was honored as one of the 25 Women Industry Leaders for 2009 (Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal) and has been repeatedly recognized as one of Minnesota's Top 100 Super Lawyers in any discipline by Minnesota Law & Politics and Top 40 Employment Super Lawyers since the listing’s inception years ago.

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