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Gina Tonn provides business clients with advice and counsel in a variety of litigation matters—carefully and creatively guiding clients across all phases of the litigation process.

Gina brings her significant clerkship experience to bear in her work with clients—offering insight into the ins and outs of our federal court system. Before joining Greene Espel, she clerked for The Honorable Jane Kelly at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as The Honorable John R. Tunheim at the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Gina is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Law Review. During law school, Gina served as a student director of the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic and as a law clerk for the University of Minnesota Office of the General Counsel.


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Law Review
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, summa cum laude, Economics and Religion with distinction


  • Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, The Honorable Jane Kelly
  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Honorable John R. Tunheim


  • State Bar of Illinois
  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Gina's Practice Areas

  • Antitrust and Competition

    Greene Espel can help you navigate antitrust and competition investigations, government enforcement actions, white collar criminal investigations and litigation, trial and appellate litigation, and compliance counseling.

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  • Appellate

    “What’s next?” Greene Espel can guide you through the appellate process, providing an objective assessment of the pivotal issues, developing a strategy based on how appellate judges are likely to view a case in light of legal, institutional, and policy considerations, and advocating effectively.

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  • Commercial Litigation

    Our business litigation practice embraces the wide variety of commercial disputes facing private and public companies today. Areas of particular expertise include intellectual property, antitrust, securities, employment, professional liability, and construction disputes.

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  • Employment Litigation

    Businesses, public institutions, and individuals seek out Greene Espel for representation in a wide range of employment-litigation matters. 

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  • False Claims Act and Health Care Litigation

    We have the experience to help clients—particularly those in the healthcare industry—navigate the ever-expanding breadth of False Claims Act (“FCA”) and health care litigation.  We have achieved success for our clients at every phase—conducting thorough investigations, persuading government agencies not to intervene in whistleblower suits, obtaining dismissals through motion practice, negotiating favorable settlements with government agencies and relators, and taking cases through litigation and trial. 

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  • Non-Compete Disputes and Litigation

    Employees come and go. When their departures implicate legal obligations, Greene Espel can help. Greene Espel mobilizes immediately when clients must seek, or defend against, expedited injunction motions that may arise when employees move from one job to another.  

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  • Constitutional Litigation

    Constitutional litigation is a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice. We represent individuals, private businesses, and government entities where their actions raise constitutional issues.

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  • Local Government Defense

    Local government defense is a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice.

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  • Copyright Litigation

    Greene Espel is frequently called upon to protect copyright interests as well as defend against claims of copyright infringement.

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  • Trademark Litigation

    From premier brand-owners to niche device manufacturers, clients seek Greene Espel’s counsel in complex disputes involving trademarks.

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Gina's Recognition & Awards

  • 2023 Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2020 Sidney J. Kaplan Legal Scholarship Fund Award, University of Minnesota Law School

Gina's Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Attorney, The Advocates for Human Rights


January 10, 2024
Cargill and Greene Espel Attorneys Recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as 2023 Attorneys of the Year
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October 26, 2022
Greene Espel Welcomes Litigators Farah Famouri and Gina Tonn to the Firm
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