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Brian D. Clark

Associate

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Brian D. Clark
Associate
612-339-6900
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Janet M. Harvey
Legal Administrative Assistant
612-596-4046
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Overview

Brian Clark's practice focuses on plaintiffs'-side antitrust class actions and e-discovery advice for businesses of all sizes. Mr. Clark frequently presents at CLEs regarding e-discovery, served on the Minnesota State Bar Association E-Discovery Working Group, is a Member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1, and is a Board Member for the Twin Cities Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. Since 2014, Mr. Clark has taught an e-discovery seminar at the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Clark also co-founded and serves on the steering committee for the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum, which is an annual gathering for plaintiffs'-side complex litigation attorneys to discuss best practices for e-discovery.

Mr. Clark is a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School where he was elected Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Journal of International Law and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Mr. Clark served as a Student Attorney for the Consumer Protection Clinic and interned with the Honorable Judge Patrick J. Schlitz of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Before law school, Mr. Clark was an AmeriCorps volunteer in Alaska and a canoe guide in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota.

Representative Cases

  • In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litig., No. 1:16-cv-08637 (N.D. Ill.). Firm appointed as co-lead counsel in this ongoing antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchaser plaintiffs against broiler chicken producers.
  • Washington County Health Care Authority, Inc. et al. v. Baxter Int'l, Inc. et al., No. 1:16-cv-10324 (N.D. III.) Firm appointed as co-lead counsel in this ongoing antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchaser plaintiffs against manufacturers of intravenous saline.
  • In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litig., No. 2:16-md-02687 (D. N.J.). Ongoing representation of 10 Minnesota municipalities and corporations regarding price-fixing and bid rigging by manufacturers of a water treatment chemical.
  • In re Resistors Antitrust Litig., No. 3:15-cv-03820 (N.D. Cal.). Ongoing representation of indirect purchaser plaintiffs in complex antitrust class action against manufacturers of resistors.
  • In re Capacitors Antitrust Litig., No. 3:14-cv-03264 (N.D. Cal.). Ongoing representation of indirect purchaser plaintiffs in complex antitrust class action against manufacturers of capacitors.
  • Kleen Products LLC, et al. v. Int’l Paper Co., et al., No. 1:10-cv-5711 (N.D. Ill.). Ongoing representation of plaintiffs in complex antitrust class action against manufacturers of Containerboard Products.
  • In re Lithium Batteries Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 2420 (N.D. Cal.). Ongoing representation of direct purchaser plaintiffs in complex antitrust class action against manufacturers of lithium ion batteries.
  • Ongoing litigation against Flowers Foods, Inc. regarding wage misclassification.
    • Carr v. Flowers Foods, Inc., et al., No. 2:15-cv-06391-LS (E.D. Pa.)
    • Coyle v. Flowers Foods, Inc., et al., No. 2:15-cv-01372-DLR (D. Ariz.);
    • Neff v. Flowers Foods, Inc., et al., No. 5:15-cv-00254-gwc (D. Vt.)
    • Noll v. Flowers Foods, Inc., et al., No. 1:15-cv-00493-JAW (D. Me.);
    • Rehberg, et al. v. Flowers Foods, Inc., et al., No. 3:12-cv-00596-MOC (W.D.N.C.); and
    • Rosinbaum, et al. v. Flowers Foods, Inc., et al., No. 7:16-cv-00233-FL (E.D.N.C.).
  • In re Potash Antitrust Litig. (II), No. 1:08-md-06910 (N.D. Ill.). Firm appointed as co-lead counsel and achieved a recovery of $90 million for the direct purchaser plaintiff class.
  • Miller & Graham v. Ramsey County Sheriff Matthew Bostrom & County of Ramsey, No. 11-cv-2401 (D. Minn.). Represented defendants against claims of First Amendment retaliatory discharge by two former Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies. Obtained dismissal of Ramsey County and successfully defended Sheriff Bostrom in a jury trial in federal court.

Publications

Presentations

  • “E-Discovery for the Solo and Small Firm Attorney:  The Basics of Doing More With Less,” MNCLE Solo & Small Firm Annual Conference (Aug. 7, 2017)
  • "Examining Rule 34," Sedona Conference WG1 Mid-Year Meeting (May 5, 2017)
  • "The Proof is on My Phone: Dealing with Discovery in the Era of Social Media & Smart Phone Apps," Legal Services State Support CLE (August 25, 2016)
  • "You Love It, You Hate It. Now You Have to Live with It: E-Discovery", William Mitchell College of Law CLE (October 4, 2013)
  • "The Bits, Bytes, and Gremlins in Your Electronic Devices: Unlocking What E-Discovery Has to Offer Your Clients — Even When They Are Not in Litigation!", Minnesota State Bar Association Annual Convention, Rochester, MN (June 11, 2013)
  • "A Panel Discussion on the E-discovery Meet and Confer Process," Panel Member, MSBA E-discovery Working Group 4 (Nov. 2, 2012)

Professional Associations

  • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (Twin Cities Chapter), Founding Board Member
  • Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, Founding Board Member
  • Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum, Co-Founder & Steering Committee Lead
  • Minnesota E-Discovery Working Group, Minnesota State Bar Association, Member (2013-2014)
  • Sedona Conference Working Group 1, Member
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • American Antitrust Institute, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Council Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation, Board Member
  • Advocates for Human Rights
  • Volunteers Lawyers Network

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Minnesota Rising Star for 2015, 2016, & 2017 by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business.
  • Named an ‘Up & Coming Attorney’ by Minnesota Lawyer for 2015.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, 2009
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Luther College, 2005
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • 2009, Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit