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Karla M. Gluek

  • William Mitchell College of Law - J.D., cum laude (1993)
  • University of St. Thomas - B.A. (1990)
Court Admissions
  • Minnesota State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers in the field of antitrust litigation (2011 - 2018)
Minnesota Lawyer named Karla a 2014 Attorney of the Year for her pro bono work and efforts to foster a family-friendly working environment.

Karla Gluek is a founding member of Gustafson Gluek PLLC. She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas (B.A. 1990) and is a cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1993). She was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1994. After graduation from law school, Karla served as the law clerk to the Honorable Judge Gary Larson, District Judge, Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota. Karla has practiced in the areas of antitrust and consumer protection since 1995. Karla is a member of the Hennepin County, Minnesota State, and Federal Associations as well as the Minnesota Women Lawyers.

She co-authored “Pro Se Litigation and the Costs of Access to Justice” William Mitchell Law Review: Vol. 39, in 2012. Minnesota Lawyer magazine named Karla one of its Attorneys of the Year in 2014 for her pro bono work and efforts to foster a family friendly firm. She has also been designated a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine in the field of antitrust since 2011.

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Karla is currently working on, or has worked on, the following complex class actions:

  • In re National Arbitration Forum Litig. (D. Minn.)
  • 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 Defibrillator Prod. Liab. Litig. (D. Minn.)
  • In re Medtronic, Inc., Sprint Fidelis Leads Prod. Liab. Litig. (D. Minn.)
  • In re Wellbutrin SR Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Pa.)
  • Wittwer v. Hartford Ins. (consumer fraud litigation, St. Louis Co., Minn.)
  • In re MSG Antitrust Litig., (D. Minn.)
  • SAJ Distributors, Inc. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. (E.D. Va.) (Augmentin antitrust litigation)
  • Nichols v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. (E.D. Pa.) (Paxil antitrust litigation)
  • MSG Indirect Purchaser Litigation (multiple antitrust indirect purchaser actions)
  • In re Minnesota Vitamin Antitrust Litig., (Minn., 2nd Jud. Dist.)
  • Ruff v. Parex, Inc., (N.C. New Hanover Cty. Sup. Ct.) (EIFS litigation)
  • Infant Formula Antitrust Litig. (multiple state court actions)
  • In re Prudential Ins. Co. Sales Practices Litig., (D.N.J.)
  • Big Valley Milling, Inc. v. Archer Daniels Midland Co., (Minn. 8th Jud. Dist.)
  • In re High-Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litig., (C.D. Ill.)
  • Raz v. Archer Daniels Midland Co., (Minn. 8th Jud. Dist.)
  • In re Terazosin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litig., (S.D. Fla.) (Hytrin litigation)
  • In re Magnetic Audiotape Antitrust Litig., (S.D.N.Y.)

Karla is also currently or has been involved in other non-class complex cases involving unfair competition or patent claims, including:

  • KBA Giori et al. v. Muhlbauer Inc., et al (E.D. Va.)
  • Spine Solutions, Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. (W.D. Tenn.)
  • Transclear Corp. v. MotoVac Technologies, Inc., (D. Minn.)
  • INO Therapeutics Inc. v. SensorMedics Corp. (D. N.J.)
  • Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. v. Warner, (D. Minn.)
  • Intermedics, Inc. v. Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., (D. Minn.)
  • Ryobi Ltd. v. Truth Hardware Corp. (D. Minn.)
  • Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co. v. Fellowes Mfg. Co., (D. Minn.)
  • Eastman Kodak Co. v. Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co., (W.D.N.Y.)
  • On Assignment, Inc. v. Callander, (Minn., 4th Jud. Dist.)
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