MINNEAPOLIS – Labor law is a constantly evolving field that presents challenges for employers to navigate. Anne Marie Buethe, an associate in Stinson’s Minneapolis office, finds it fascinating due to the ever-changing interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act by the National Labor Relations Board with each administration. As 2024, an election year, approaches, Buethe anticipates a particularly volatile time in the labor space, following a groundbreaking year in 2023. In her role, Buethe enjoys providing legally minded advice and practical guidance to clients in the dynamic realm of labor and employment law.
Buethe’s passion for labor law stems from its people-centered nature. The employer-employee relationship is one that most individuals, including herself, will encounter multiple times throughout their lives. This shared experience allows her to offer valuable insights and assistance to her clients. Beyond her legal career, Buethe actively contributes to the community as a board member of Youth Performance Company, a performing arts nonprofit in St. Paul.
With a B.A. in political science and Spanish, as well as a J.D. from the University of Iowa Law School, Buethe is well-equipped to tackle the complexities of labor law. Her expertise and knowledge are highly valued in her profession. When it comes to starting a conversation with Buethe, showing her a picture of your dog or guinea pig is a surefire way to engage her. However, be prepared for her to reciprocate by sharing her own furry friend’s photo.
When asked about her decision to pursue law school, Buethe revealed her desire to become a subject matter expert and utilize her knowledge in a collaborative and advocacy-focused career. She finds fulfillment in the constantly changing landscape of her work, as it keeps her intellectually stimulated and allows her to provide creative solutions to real-time issues on a daily basis. However, the ambiguity that comes with the constantly evolving nature of labor law can be challenging for Buethe, as she strives to provide clients with clear answers and guidance.
Outside of her professional life, Buethe enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and camping. She finds solace in spending time outdoors whenever she has the opportunity. As a native of St. Paul, she would take someone visiting her hometown on a walk along St. Anthony Main, with a stop at the Aster Cafe, preferably during the summer. Reflecting on legal figures she admires, Buethe expressed her fascination with Constance Baker Motley, a trailblazing woman who achieved numerous firsts in the legal field, including being the first Black woman to argue before the Supreme Court.
Dispelling a common misconception about labor law, Buethe highlighted that it is not necessarily acrimonious. While disputes may arise, a significant portion of labor law revolves around compromise and fostering successful relationships between employers, employees, and unions. Buethe values the importance of reducing hostility and promoting productive interactions in this field.
In conclusion, Anne Marie Buethe is an accomplished labor and employment law associate based in Stinson’s Minneapolis office. With her expertise and practical approach, she navigates the complexities of labor law to provide valuable advice and guidance to clients in an ever-changing environment. As 2024 approaches, Buethe anticipates a turbulent time in the labor space, driven by the evolving interpretation of labor laws under different administrations. Her dedication to her profession and community, coupled with her love for the outdoors, make her a well-rounded individual in both her personal and professional pursuits.