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Joshua J. Rissman

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Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School - J.D., cum laude (2010)
  • University of Minnesota - B.A., magna cum laude (2005)
Court Admissions
  • Minnesota State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Recognition
  • Selected as Minnesota Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of antitrust litigation (2014 - 2017)
Joshua prides himself on vigorously representing small businesses and individuals damaged by wrongful corporate and government conduct.

Joshua is a partner at Gustafson Gluek.  He focuses on antitrust and class action litigation.  Joshua prides himself on vigorously representing small businesses and individuals damaged by wrongful corporate and government conduct.

Joshua was selected a Minnesota Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of antitrust litigation (2014 – 2017).  He is the Treasurer of the Antitrust Section of the Federal Bar Association, and counsel member of the Minnesota Bar Association Antitrust Section. Joshua also participates in the Pro Se Project, representing civil litigants in federal court who would otherwise go without representation.

Joshua is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he received his undergraduate degree (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005) and his law degree (J.D., cum laude, 2010).  He was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 2010.  While in law school, Joshua was a law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office.

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Highlights of his recent experience include:

  • Co-Lead counsel team in Precision Assocs., Inc. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd. (E.D.N.Y.), an international price-fixing case against the freight forwarding industry.  Recovered over $450M in settlements on behalf of the class.
  • Co-Lead counsel team for class of commercial indirect purchasers in In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.), a case alleging chicken suppliers colluded to artificially restrict the supply and raise the price of chicken in the United States. Successfully defeated Defendants’ motions to dismiss.  The case is on-going.
  • Defendant team leader in In re Containerboard Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.) in an price fixing case against containerboard manufacturers.  Recovered over $375M in settlements from multiple defendants on behalf of the class.  The case is on appeal at the 7th circuit.
  • Member of Plaintiff Steering Committee in In National Hockey League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation (D. Minn.) on behalf of former NHL players, alleging the NHL failed to warn players of the dangers of concussions and blows to the head.  Successfully defeated NHL’s motion to dismiss.  The case is on-going.
  • Lead attorney in a section 1983 constitutional rights action for on behalf of the family of a man killed by Brooklyn Center police officers in 2015.  The case alleges the officers used excessive force and ignored his serious medical needs.  Largely defeated defendant’s motion for summary judgment, Khottavongsa v. City of Brooklyn Center, 2017 WL 3822877 (Aug. 30, 2017 D. Minn.).  The case is on-going and scheduled for trial.

 

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