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Since joining the firm in July of 1994, Mr. Fishbein has specialized in class action and other complex commercial litigation. During the past twenty-three years of practice, he has been continuously active in class and complex litigation, including representation of plaintiff classes. He was on the trial team in Rainforest Café, Inc. v. State of Wisconsin Investment Board, et al., a shareholder rights action tried in the State Court of Minnesota on behalf of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Central Florida Investments, and 70 other former investors in the Rainforest Café. Mr. Fishbein was also part of the team that assisted plaintiffs' lead counsel in the In Re Worldcom Securities Litigation, a case that settled for over $6.1 billion. Mr. Fishbein is currently representing shareholders of Medtronic, Inc. and Johnson Controls, Inc. who were required to pay significant capital gains taxes as a result of tax inversions with Irish entities. He also represents a number of institutional entities that are involved in proceedings under Minnesota's Trust Instruction Proceedings statute.
Mr. Fishbein is a 1989 graduate of Drake University of Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. While in law school, Mr. Fishbein was on both the Drake Law Review and the National Moot Court team and served as the National Student Director for the American Bar Association's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
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