Biography

Reena I. Desai is a partner at Nichols Kaster, PLLP, in the firm’s Minneapolis office.  She is a skilled and meticulous litigator, who has represented thousands of employees in class and collective actions to recover unpaid overtime, minimum wages, commissions, and other types of compensation.  Reena has dedicated the majority of her career to helping employees recover unpaid wages, and has also advocated for employees in cases involving race, age and disability discrimination. Reena has served as a speaker at several national conferences and has lectured on topics including wage and hour litigation, electronic discovery issues, and mediation/settlement.  Reena also serves as a board member for the Minnesota Justice Foundation, a legal non-profit in Minnesota, and has been named a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers every year since 2014. Reena graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007, where she was honored with an award for writing, and she earned a B.A. in Economics and Psychology in 2002 from George Washington University.