Nathan J. Ebnet
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Nathan J. Ebnet

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ebnet.nathan@dorsey.com

Overview

NATE REPRESENTS CLIENTS IN ALL STAGES OF COMPLEX CIVIL DISPUTES, FROM PRE-SUIT NEGOTIATION THROUGH TRIAL AND APPEAL. HE SERVES HIS CLIENTS WITH PASSION, SINCERITY, AND CREATIVITY.

Nate’s experience spans a wide range of industries, and focuses on the health care field (including medical malpractice defense, government investigations, antitrust, and business disputes), construction litigation, and the financial services industry. He has practiced in state and federal courts at both trial and appellate levels. Nate also has extensive experience in arbitral forums, including AAA.

For his clients, Nate has obtained dismissal of claims on the pleadings, managed all aspects of complex discovery, obtained dismissal at summary judgment, prevailed in jury trials, and successfully prosecuted appeals in state and federal appeal courts.

Nate also maintains a healthy pro bono practice by representing low income plaintiffs in conciliation court appeals.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2013), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, Volume 97, Minnesota Law Review

Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A., 2009), summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota

Clerkships

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Honorable David L. Lillehaug, 2013-2014

Experience

Representative Litigation

  • Numerous Plaintiffs v. Mayo Clinic: Defending Mayo Clinic against allegations of medical malpractice through successful dispositive motions and jury trial verdicts.
  • Numerous Plaintiffs v. Allina Health System: Representing healthcare system against allegations of medical malpractice.
  • ManorCare v. Trinity Hospital: Defending hospital against contractual and malpractice allegations based on Hepatitis C outbreak.
  • Bay Side Recycling et al. v. SKB Environmental et al. (Henn. Co. Dist. Ct., MN): Trial counsel for solid waste disposal company in 3 ½ week jury trial; jury verdict for defendants on all claims in May 2018.
  • Insight Equity, A.P. X, LP v. Transitions Optical, Inc. (D. Del.): counsel for corrective lens manufacturer alleging monopolization claims; case settled shortly before trial.  Insight Equity A.P. X, LP d/b/a Vision-Ease Lens Worldwide v. Transitions Optical, Inc., 2016 WL 3610155 (D. Del. Jul. 1, 2016) (prevailing on summary judgment motion); 2017 WL 1900738 (D. Del. May 9, 2017) (prevailing on Daubert motion).
  • Represented a medical device company against a securities fraud putative class action resulting in the dismissal of all remaining claims on summary judgment.
  • Represented tribal business entity in state consumer class action involving allegations of improper lending practices.
  • Represented national bank in nationwide class action in federal court involving claims relating to lender-placed flood insurance.

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Note, It Can Do More Than Protect Your Credit Score: Regulating Social Media Pre-Employment Screening with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 97 Minn. L. Rev. 306 (2012), available here.

Industries & Practices

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society

Accolades

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2015-2018
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