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W. Joseph Bruckner

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Overview

Joseph Bruckner leads the firm's antitrust and competition department and practices in complex business litigation in federal and state courts nationwide. He and the firm are regularly appointed lead and co-lead plaintiffs' class counsel by courts in nationwide antitrust litigation. Mr. Bruckner graduated with honors from Creighton University School of Law, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald P. Lay, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He is an Advisory Board Member of the American Antitrust Institute, an Antitrust Law Advisory Board Member of Strafford Publications and Seminars, a past chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, and is regularly named a "Super Lawyer" in a peer review list of leading Minnesota attorneys. He is a co-author of The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law (2010), and Private Enforcement of Antitrust Laws in the United States (2012). He speaks at antitrust and complex litigation conferences and programs locally and nationwide.

Representative Cases

  • Precision Associates, Inc., et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., et al. (Freight Forwarder Antitrust Litigation) (E.D.N.Y.) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Potash Antitrust Litigation (II) (Co-Lead Counsel) (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation (D. Minn.) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation (Polyester Polyols) (D. Kan.) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation (II) (W. D. Pa.) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re MSG Antitrust Litigation (D. Minn.) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Pressure Sensitive Labelstock Antitrust Litigation (M.D. Pa.) (Co-Lead Counsel)

Other Representative Cases

  • In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mich.)
  • Kleen Products LLC v. Packaging Corp. of America (Containerboard Antitrust Litigation) (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re TFT-LCD (FLAT PANEL) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Optical Disk Drive (ODD) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)

Presentations

  • February 24, 2015: Speaker in the Strafford Publications Seminar, "Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act: When Do U.S. Antitrust Laws Apply to Foreign Conduct?"
  • November 2-4, 2014: Speaker and Panelist at the Cambridge Antitrust Litigation Forum.
  • May 14, 2014: Speaker at the American Bar Association program, Civil Practice and Cartel & Criminal Practice Committees, on the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act.
  • November 3-5, 2013: Speaker and Panelist at the Cambridge Antitrust Litigation Forum, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • April 10-12, 2013: Speaker and Panelist at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section Annual Spring Meeting.

Publications

  • Co-Author, Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States, A. Foer and R. Stutz, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing (UK) (October 2012).
  • Co-Author, Plaintiffs' Remedies, Int'l Handbook On Private Enforcement Of Competition Law, American Antitrust Institute (Dec. 2010).

Professional Associations

  • The American Antitrust Institute ("AAI") — Member of the Advisory Board
  • The Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws ("COSAL"), Executive Committee and Past President
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Board of Governors
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section (Past Chair)
  • American Bar Association's Antitrust and Litigation Sections

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Minnesota Super Lawyer for 2008-2015 by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business.
  • Received award for Trial Lawyer Excellence, 2013, by Jury Verdict Reporter®.

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, 1982, cum laude
  • University of Nebraska, 1978, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • 1983, Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court