Daniel E. Gustafson

Member

Contact Information

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
    • J.D., cum laude (1989)
  • University of North Dakota
    • B.S., magna cum laude (1986)

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Accolades

Dan Gustafson is a founding member of Gustafson Gluek PLLC. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of North Dakota (B.S. 1986) and a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 1989). He was a member of the Minnesota Law Review from 1987 to 1989, serving as Associate Research Editor in 1988-1989. After law school, Dan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diana E. Murphy, United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota (1989-91).

Dan is a member of the Hennepin County, Minnesota State, Federal, and American Bar Associations. He is also currently an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School teaching “Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation.”

Dan was the president of the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter for the 2002-2003 year, and vice-chair of the 2003 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference. He was involved in helping develop the Federal Bar Association’s Pro Se Project, which coordinates volunteer representation for pro se litigants.

Minnesota Lawyer magazine named Dan one of its Attorneys of the Year for the second time in 2013. He received the peer-nominated honor for the first time in 2010.  Dan has also been designated a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine in the fields of business litigation and class actions for the last twelve years.

Representative Cases

Dan is currently or has been actively involved in the representation of plaintiffs and plaintiff classes in numerous cases, including:

  • St. Barnabas Hospital, Inc., et al. v. Lundbeck, Inc. (D. Minn.)
  • In re Comcast Corp. Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re DRAM Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal. and multiple state court actions)
  • In re Medtronic, Inc., Implantable Defibrillators Prod. Liab. Litig. (D. Minn.)
  • In re Medtronic, Inc., Sprint Fidelis Leads Prod. Liab. Litig. (D. Minn.)
  • In re National Arbitration Forum Litig. (D. Minn.)
  • In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litig. (E.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litig. (E.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Flash Memory Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.)
  • Aspartame Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Pa.)
  • Yarrington, et al. v. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (D. Minn.)
  • In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Wellbutrin SR Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Pa.)
  • Indirect Laminates (multiple state court indirect purchaser actions)
  • SAJ Distributors, Inc. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. (E.D. Va.) (Augmentin antitrust litigation)
  • MSG Indirect Purchaser Litig. (multiple antitrust indirect purchaser actions)
  • Nichols v. Smith Kline Beecham Corp. (E.D. Pa.) (Paxil antitrust litigation)
  • In re St. Paul Travelers Sec. Litig. (securities fraud litigation; D. Minn.)
  • In re MSG Antitrust Litig. (D. Minn.)
  • Lazy Oil, Inc. v. Witco Corp., (W.D.Pa)
  • In re BP Propane Indirect Purchase Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re Urethane Antitrust Litig. (D. Cal.)
  • In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litig. (E.D.N.Y.)
  • In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Molybdenum Antitrust Litig.,(W.D. Pa.)
  • In re Commercial Explosives Antitrust Litig., (D. Utah)
  • In re Catfish Antitrust Litig., (D. Miss.)
  • Infant Formula Antitrust Litig. (multiple state court actions; lead trial counsel for Wisconsin action)
  • Shaw v. Dallas Cowboys Football Club, (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Magnetic Audiotape Antitrust Litig., (S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litig., (S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Motorsports Merchandise Antitrust Litig., (N.D. Ga.)
  • In re Steel Drums Antitrust Litig., (S.D. Ohio)
  • In re Steel Pails Antitrust Litig., (S.D. Ohio)
  • In re Bulk Popcorn Antitrust Litig., (D. Minn.)
  • In re Workers’ Compensation Ins. Antitrust Litig.,(D. Minn.)
  • In re Commercial Tissue Antitrust Litig., (N.D. Fla.)
  • In re Sodium Gluconate Antitrust Litig., (N.D. Cal.)
  • AL Tech Specialty Steel Corp. v. UCAR Int’l., (E.D. Pa.).

Dan is also currently or has been involved in other non-class complex litigation concerning unfair competition, trademark and patent infringement claims, including:

  • KBA-Giori, North America, Inc., v. Muhlbauer, Inc. (E.D. Va.) (“KBA I”)
  • KBA-Giori, North America, Inc., v. Muhlbauer, Inc. (E.D. Va.) (“KBA II”)
  • Spine Solutions, Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. (W.D. Tenn.)
  • In re J.D. Edwards World Solutions Company, (AAA)(trial counsel for Quantegy and Amherst)
  • National Metal Technologies Inc. v. Alliant Techsystems Inc. (S.D. Cal.)
  • INO Therapeutics Inc. v. SensorMedics Corp. (D. NJ)
  • Medical Graphics Corp. v. SensorMedics Corp., (D. Minn.)
  • Medtronic, Inc. v. Intermedics Inc., (D. Minn.)
  • Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. v. Robert Warner, (D. Minn.)
  • Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. v. Intermedics Inc., (D. Minn.)
  • Eastman Kodak Co. v. Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co., (W.D.N.Y.)
  • On Assignment, Inc. v. Callander, (Minn., 4th Jud. Dist.)
  • Rainforest Cafe, Inc. v. Amazon, Inc., (D. Minn.)
  • Transclean v. Motorvac, (D. Minn.)
  • Ryobi Ltd. v. Truth Hardware Corp., (D. Minn.)
  • Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co. v. Fellowes Mfg. Co., (D. Minn.)