Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission
Frances Kern is an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission. She served as an assistant attorney general in the civil division of the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. In that role, she investigated allegations of consumer fraud and brought enforcement actions to remedy violations of state and federal consumer-protection laws. Ms. Kern clerked for the Judge Thomas Kalitowski, Judge Randolph Peterson, Judge Heidi Schellhas, and Judge Denise Reilly of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and Judge Jeanne J. Graham of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. She also practiced business litigation for a time. As a law student, she served as executive editor of the William Mitchell Law Review and published scholarship in Volumes 38 and 39. Ms. Kern is a past president of the Mitchell Hamline alumni board and is co-chair of the Federal Bar Association’s law school outreach committee.
Mitchell Hamline Trustee
Trustee since 2018.
EducationB.A., magna cum laude, classics, Carleton College
M.A., classics, UCLA
J.D., summa cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law