Andrew Brantingham
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Andrew Brantingham

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brantingham.andrew@dorsey.com

Overview

ANDREW REPRESENTS CLIENTS, FROM INDIVIDUALS TO FORTUNE 500 FIRMS, IN ALL STAGES OF COMPLEX CIVIL DISPUTES, FROM PRE-SUIT NEGOTIATION THROUGH TRIAL AND APPEAL.

Andrew's experience spans a wide range of industries, and has particular depth in the health care field (including medical malpractice defense, government investigations, False Claims Act matters, antitrust advice and litigation, and commercial litigation involving health systems, medical device firms, and others), federal Indian law (representing tribes across the nation as well as nontribal firms doing business in Indian Country), and the financial services industry (including class actions, broker-dealer disputes, and securities litigation).

Andrew has prevailed in jury trials and dispositive motion practice in state and federal trial courts, successfully prosecuted appeals in state and federal appellate courts, and practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court. Andrew also has extensive experience in arbitral forums including FINRA and AAA. Valuing Andrew’s appellate expertise, clients faced with adverse trial-level results have sought his representation in post-trial and appellate proceedings, and have ultimately prevailed.

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 recently completed a six-year term on the Board of Directors of the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota.

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

Admissions

  • 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. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Clerkships

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

Experience

Representative Litigation

  • 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. 
  • 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).
  • Insight Equity, A.P. X, LP v. Transitions Optical, Inc. (D. Del.): Representing lens manufacturer asserting antitrust claims.
  • Representing 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).
  • Various Plaintiffs v. Mayo Clinic: Represented Mayo Clinic and other health care providers as second chair in medical malpractice trials, obtaining verdicts of no negligence in state and federal courts.
  • 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.
  • Huntington Bancshares, Inc. v. Ally Financial, Inc., et al. (Minn. 4th Jud. Dist. 2012): Represented defendants in securities litigation, obtaining dismissal with prejudice of Plaintiff’s complaint on motion to dismiss.
  • 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.

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

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

Accolades

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014-2017

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2012-2015
Andrew Brantingham