Ian Blodger

Ian Blodger




As a trial associate in Dorsey’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group, Ian helps clients to navigate complex financial disputes involving securities fraud, director and fiduciary liability, and commercial contract disputes. Ian’s wide range of experience in this field, from pursuing claims for securities fraud, to defending corporations from putative class actions, help him to provide key insights to use for his client’s advantage.

In addition to his work on securities matters, Ian maintains a robust white-collar criminal defense practice, specializing in representing clients in criminal fraud cases.

Ian has dedicated a portion of his practice to pro bono work.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2016), cum laude, Minnesota Journal of Law Science & Technology, Note and Comment Editor, 2015-2016

Hillsdale College (B.A., 2013), cum laude


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, 2016-2017


Representative Work

  • Representing health insurer in multiple lawsuits alleging claims for benefits under ERISA and state law.
  • Successfully defended against a motion for preliminary injunction and obtained complete dismissal of a Section 14(a) claim alleging misstatements in a proxy in connection with an acquisition.
  • Second-chaired a federal jury trial under the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) involving allegations of assault with a deadly weapon, resulting in a full acquittal for our client.
  • Key litigation team member defending large broker-dealer client against aiding-and-abetting claims arising from Ponzi-scheme.
  • Successfully brought a motion to dismiss all claims against Dorsey’s clients, a national health insurer and a pharmacy benefits manager, arguing that the plaintiff’s challenge to their Medicare Part D coverage determination was preempted and subject to administrative exhaustion.

News & Resources


The Supreme Court - January 21, 2022
The Supreme Court - January 20, 2022
The Supreme Court - January 18, 2022
The Supreme Court - January 13, 2022
The Supreme Court - January 10, 2022
The Supreme Court - December 15, 2021
The Supreme Court - December 13, 2021
The Supreme Court - December 10, 2021
Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of “Creative Attempt to Recast Corporate Mismanagement as Securities Fraud”
Reclassifying Geostationary Earth Orbit as Private Property: Why Natural Law and Utilitarian Theories of Property Demand Privatization

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Secures Groundbreaking Reversal of Death Sentence

Industries & Practices

Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
International Arbitration & Litigation
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society:  Minnesota Lawyers Chapter – Executive Board Member


  • Named "Minneapolis Ones to Watch" in Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers®, 2022

Contributed 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 100 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020

North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2017-2020
Ian Blodger