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Craig S. Davis

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Overview

Craig Davis practices in the firm's complex litigation and class action group. He has worked on lawsuits about business, including antitrust, consumer or product liability, and personal injury. His antitrust and product liability work focuses on representing buyers in class actions and other complex litigation with businesses or cartels that have manufactured defective products or disrupted buyers’ markets or supply chains.

Craig has written on antitrust law, has presented on antitrust law, contracts and warranties, and has recently chaired the Minnesota State Bar Association's Antitrust Law Section.

Representative Cases

  • Precision Associates, Inc., et al v. Panalpina World Transport (Holdings) Ltd., et al., No. 08-CV-0042 (E.D.N.Y.) (over $300 million recovered to date)
  • In re Kitec Plumbing System Product Liability Litig., No. 09-md-2098 (MDL 2098) (N.D. Tex.) ($125 million recovered)
  • In re Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Securities Litigation, No. 07-CV-5867 (S.D.N.Y.) ($125 million recovered)
  • In re Potash Antitrust Litigation (II), No. 1:08-cv-06910 (MDL 1996) (N.D. Ill.) ($90 million recovered)
  • In re CertainTeed Corporation Roofing Shingles Products Liability Litigation, No. 2:07-md-01817 (MDL 1817) (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re: Syngenta Litigation, No. 27-CV-15-3785 (Hennepin County, MN)
  • In re CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Litigation, No. 2:11-md-02270 (MDL 2270) (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re: Syngenta Litigation, No. 27-CV-15-3785 (Hennepin County, MN)
  • Haley, et al. v. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., et al., No. 14-CV-99 (W.D. Wis.)
  • Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., No. 1:08-cv-00755 (D. Del.)
  • Thorkelson, et al vs. Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, d/b/a Augsburg Fortress Press, No. 10-cv-1712 (D. Minn.)
  • Kleen Products LLC v. Packaging Corp. of America, No. 1:10-cv-05711 (N.D. Ill.)
  • Schoenbaum v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours And Co., et al, No. 4:05-cv-01108 (ED Mo.)
  • In re Oriented Strand Board Antitrust Litigation, No. 06-CV-00826 (E.D. Pa.)

Publications

  • The Discovery Evolution of European Commission Competition Law Documents, 9 Global Competition Litigation Review no. 3, at 96 (2016) (with Heidi M. Silton)
  • New English Court Limitations On Discovery May Be In Conflict With European Union Courts, 9 Global Competition Litigation Review no. 1, at R4 (2016) (with Heidi M. Silton)
  • Contributor, 2014 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law)
  • Pfleiderer AG v. Bundkeskartellamt: A Step Forward in Efforts to Obtain Discovery From European Commission Antitrust Proceedings, 19 No. 6 Westlaw Journal Antitrust 1; September 8, 2011 (with Heidi M. Silton)

Presentations

  • "Contracting for Indirect Services and Indirect Materials Workshop," presented at Institute for Supply Management (ISM - Twin Cities), Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sept. 21, 2017).
  • "Protect Your Business By Including Warranties And Preserving Remedies In Your Supply Contracts," presented at Institute For Supply Management (ISM - Twin Cities), Minneapolis, Minnesota (February 18, 2016)
  • “Of Cloning And Cheese Conspiracies: An Update On Private Civil Agricultural Antitrust Litigation,” presented at the American Agricultural Law Association in Charleston, South Carolina (October 23, 2015).

Professional Associations

  • Immediate Past Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Antitrust, Consumer Litigation, and Litigation Sections; Antitrust Council)
  • Federal Bar Association (Minnesota Chapter and Litigation Section)
  • American Bar Association (Antitrust, Business Law, and Litigation Sections; Pre-Trial Practice & Discovery Committee)

Community Associations

  • Institute For Supply Management (ISM-Twin Cities)

Professional Recognition

  • Earned NITA Advocate designation from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Education

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • 1983, Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court