June 5, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul: Luminary Luncheon with Judge Rachna Sullivan

Virtual Event

Join the ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter for an insightful and thought-provoking Virtual Luminary Luncheon with Hennepin County District Court Judge Rachna Sullivan on her time on the bench and access to justice. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Judge Sullivan at the end of the event through the chat function in Zoom.


Hon. Rachna Sullivan, Judge, Hennepin County District Court

In Conversation With:

Ashley Wilson, Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Member, ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors


At the age of 17, Sullivan boarded a plane from New Delhi, India, embarking on a journey to pursue her dreams and studies in the United States. Sullivan is the first person in her family to attend law school, the first to become a lawyer, and the first Indian-American judge to serve on the Hennepin County District Court bench.

Judge Sullivan graduated from Pace University in New York City, before attending the University of Minnesota Law School. Upon graduating from law school, Sullivan worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. She then moved to Minnesota and clerked for the Hon. James M. Rosenbaum, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of the District of Minnesota. Sullivan was a partner at Rider Bennet LLP and most recently a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Governor Walz announced Sullivan’s appointment to the bench on August 23, 2019, with Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan noting, “Rachna Sullivan’s story is a story of the American dream and her commitment to public service is her own stated extensions to that.”