Andrew Brantingham

Andrew Brantingham




With over a decade of litigation experience in a broad range of industries, Andrew has prevailed in numerous jury trials and dispositive motion practice in state and federal trial courts, won arbitrations in forums like AAA, successfully prosecuted appeals in state and federal appellate courts, and practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court. His practice focuses in the healthcare industry, where he represents hospital systems and their medical professionals in a wide range of matters, from high-stakes medical malpractice cases, to government investigations, to multimillion-dollar business disputes. Andrew currently serves as chair of Dorsey’s Healthcare Litigation Practice Group.

Andrew also is an active member of Dorsey’s Indian Law Practice Group, and has represented Tribes across the country in litigation involving issues such as tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction, federal funding for tribal healthcare programs, and taxation.

Andrew has taught legal writing at the University of Minnesota Law School and coached University teams in the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition. Andrew formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Coffee House Press, a nonprofit literary press headquartered in Minneapolis.

Education & Admissions

Columbia Law School (J.D., 2009), Hamilton Fellow; James Kent Scholar; Parker School Certificate in Foreign and Comparative Law; Essay and Review Editor, Columbia Law Review

Macalester College (B.A., 2003), magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar


  • Minnesota
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Diana E. Murphy, 2009-2010


Representative Litigation

  • Various Plaintiffs v. Mayo Clinic: Represented Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, and other health care providers in medical malpractice trials, obtaining verdicts of no negligence in state and federal courts.
  • Kedrowski v. Lycoming Engines, 62-CV-12-9581 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Ramsey Cty.): Retained by defendant after adverse jury verdict of $27.7 million, obtained post-trial judgment as a matter of law and complete dismissal of plaintiff’s claims, affirmed by Minnesota Court of Appeals, No. A17-0538, 2018 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 403.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of $7 million breach-of-contract claim against gaming development firm (American Arbitration Association 2016).
  • Obtained $1.3 million award in international arbitration on behalf of Chinese manufacturer asserting claims for U.S.-based distributor’s breach of long-term supply agreement (International Centre for Dispute Resolution 2016). Defeated motion to vacate and obtained judgment confirming award in federal district court. G&K Servs. LUG, LLC v. Talent Creation, Ltd., No. 3:16-cv-00180-WHR (S.D. Ohio 2017).
  • Represented national bank in class-action litigation involving Sherman Act claims focused on the credit card industry.
  • J.K. v. New Horizon Kids Quest, Inc.: Retained after adverse jury verdict, obtained new trial as a result of misconduct during trial by prevailing party’s counsel. Obtained affirmance of judgment over plaintiff’s appeal after second trial. J.K. v. New Horizon Kids Quest, Inc., No. A16-0704, 2017 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 306 (Minn. Ct. App. 2017).
  • Quest Media Group, LLC v. Lakes Ohio Development, LLC (S.D. Ohio 2014): Obtained complete summary judgment for defendant in multimillion-dollar breach-of-contract action arising from gaming development project.
  • Owens v. VFSC, Inc., et al. (Minn. 4th Jud. Dist. 2014): Obtained order vacating multimillion-dollar arbitration award because of improper arbitrator disclosures.
  • Aon Corp. v. Haskins, et al. (Minn. Ct. App. 2013): Representing respondent, obtained affirmance of district court’s denial of motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and jurisdictional dismissal of improper related appeal.
  • Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (U.S. 2013): Submitted amicus curiae brief on the merits in case involving interpretation and application of Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • United States ex rel. Sandager v. Dell Marketing, L.P. (D. Minn. 2012): Represented defendant in qui tam action alleging fraudulent sales of computer equipment to the government in violation of False Claims Act. Obtained dismissal with prejudice of relator’s claims on motion to dismiss.
  • Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak et al. (U.S. 2011): Submitted amicus curiae briefs in support of petition for certiorari and on the merits in case involving application of Quiet Title Act to APA suit challenging federal government’s acquisition of trust land on behalf of Indian tribe.

News & Resources


Tribes Win Healthcare Contract Support Costs at Supreme Court
Coronavirus Lawsuits More Than Double In 2021; Those Against Healthcare Providers Steadily Increase
Preparing for litigation after COVID-19
False Claims Act Exposure for Beneficiaries of the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Relief Fund: Mitigating Risks of Ambiguous Terms & Conditions
Untimely Dispensing Allegations Against Pharmacies Stricken in Opioid Litigation
Relator Failed to Sufficiently Plead its FCA Action by Relying on Big Data Alone, Resulting In Big Dismissal
"Preparing the Witness to Win the Deposition Battle," Bench & Bar
"How to Be an Expert on Expert Discovery," Bench & Bar of Minnesota
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court
Baby Veronica Case

News & Press Mentions

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Industries & Practices

  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Indian & Alaska Native
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member of the Bar Association of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Director, Coffee House Press
  • Board of Directors, Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota, 2009-2015


  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2022-2024
  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014-2021

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2012-2015
Andrew Brantingham