Prior to joining ILG, Dakota worked as an investigator for the Colorado Department of Labor. There, he investigated wage and hour law complaints including overtime and minimum wage violations, contract and workplace policy disputes, and unpaid wages. Because he represented the state as an investigator, Dakota provides experience investigating workplace matters as an impartial third party. As an Analyst, Dakota brings a passion for employment law, hardworking attitude, and a keen eye for detail.
Dakota earned his J.D. from the University of Denver-Sturm College of Law. There, Dakota focused heavily on employment law and graduated with the Workplace Law Certificate. Among his law school experiences, Dakota worked as a research assistant, helping study the impacts of workplace scheduling laws, participated in an employment law practicum, and interned with plaintiff-side employment law firms. For his extensive work and enthusiasm for the field of labor and employment law, Dakota received the John Phillip Linn Labor Law Award. Dakota earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
When not working, Dakota enjoys rock climbing, skiing, running, and finding new ways to challenge himself.