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W. Joseph Bruckner

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W. Joseph Bruckner
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Cheryl T. Evans
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Overview

Joseph Bruckner leads the firm's antitrust department and practices in complex business litigation. 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 the 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 serves the American Antitrust Institute as a Director and Advisory Board Member and serves Strafford Publications and Seminars as an Antitrust Law Advisory Board Member. He is a past chair and emeritus of the Minnesota State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section and is a past president and emeritus of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws. He is regularly named a "Super Lawyer" by a peer review of leading Minnesota attorneys. He is a contributor to The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law (2010), and Private Enforcement of Antitrust Laws in the United States (2012). He speaks regularly on antitrust and complex litigation at conferences and programs locally and nationwide.

Representative Cases - All United States Federal District Courts

  • In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (Northern District of Illinois) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • Saline Solution Antitrust Litigation (Washington County Health Care Authority, Inc. v. Baxter International Inc., et al.,) (Northern District of Illinois) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation (District of Minnesota) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • Precision Associates, Inc., et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., et al. (Freight Forwarder Antitrust Litigation) (Eastern District of New York) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Potash Antitrust Litigation (II) (Northern District of Illinois) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation (D. Minn.) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation (Polyester Polyols) (District of Kansas) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation (II) (Western District of Pennsylvania) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re MSG Antitrust Litigation (District of Minnesota) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In re Pressure Sensitive Labelstock Antitrust Litigation (Middle District of Pennsylvania) (Co-Lead Counsel)

Other Representative Cases

  • In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation (Eastern District of New York)
  • In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (Eastern District of Michigan)
  • Kleen Products LLC v. Packaging Corp. of America (Containerboard Antitrust Litigation) (Northern District of Illinois)
  • In re TFT-LCD (FLAT PANEL) Antitrust Litigation (Northern District of California)
  • In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation (Northern District of California)
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation (Northern District of California)
  • In re Optical Disk Drive (ODD) Antitrust Litigation (Northern District of California)
  • In re Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation (Northern District of California)

Presentations

  • Fall 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017: 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.
  • April 10-12, 2013: Speaker and Panelist at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section Annual Spring Meeting.

Publications

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

Professional Associations

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

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Minnesota Super Lawyer for 2008-2017 by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business.
  • Recognized 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

Court and Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State and Federal Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Several U.S. District Courts