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Cody Blades focuses her practice on complex litigation in the agribusiness, financial services, life sciences, and manufacturing industries. She has considerable litigation experience in federal and state courts, defending clients in both large multi-district litigation and small single-plaintiff matters. Early in her career, Cody concentrated on plaintiffs’-side employment law, providing strategic perspective when defending clients. Because she has second-chaired multiple jury trials, Cody knows the importance of beginning complex litigation with a story and individually tailors strategies for each client to develop the evidence needed to effectively communicate that story to a jury.

Cody has prepared witnesses for both deposition and trial testimony and has deep experience taking and defending depositions. She has drafted and argued many motions in both state and federal court—including motions to dismiss, compel, quash, and for summary judgment. Cody also has experience negotiating settlements and participating in mediations.


  • Trial practice
  • Products liability litigation
  • Multidistrict litigation



  • Defended client in a week-long trademark infringement trial before a federal jury in Minnesota, resulting in a complete defense verdict.°
  • Represented a client in a week-long breach of fiduciary duty trial before a jury in Minnesota State court, resulting in a verdict favorable to her client.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Blades prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • Summer Associate, UnitedHealth Group, 2012
  • Assistant to the State Director and Intern, Office of Senator Al Franken, 2010


  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Minnesota Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2018-2020
  • Vice Chair and Secretary of the Board, Emerge Mothers Academy, 2018-Present
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2020-Present
    • Member, Development Committee, 2020-Present
  • StreetLaw Teacher, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2012


  • 法務博士, magna cum laude, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2014
    • Associate Editor and Articles Editor, Hamline Law Review
  • 学士号, University of Minnesota, 2010
  • Hon. John R. Rodenberg, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2014-2015
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota