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Bradley J. Lindeman

Partner

T: 612.347.9134
blindeman@meagher.com
F: 612.877.3030

Brad’s practice focuses on defending commercial litigation claims, including employment discrimination claims, contractual disputes, and product liability claims.  His work includes the defense of single plaintiff claims, complex multi-plaintiff claims, and class-based allegations.  Brad has been recognized in the list of Minnesota Rising Stars™ or Super Lawyers® each year since 2001.

In the area of employment litigation, Brad defends employers against claims of workplace discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.  He has successfully defended, through settlement, dismissal, or trial, claims brought in both state and federal court.  Brad also defends companies in business litigation matters, including claims involving defamation, breach of contract, invasion of privacy, and a number of business torts.

In addition to employment litigation, Brad defends companies in cases involving general commercial litigation and product liability, including claims involving pharmaceutical products, medical devices, durable medical goods, explosive cases, complex machinery, and vehicles.

Brad has served as Minnesota counsel for several national and international companies, including entities in the medical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and software development industries.  In addition, Brad has been admitted as counsel pro hac vice in numerous states throughout the country. 

Brad holds a Master of Arts in industrial/organizational psychology.  His graduate studies focused on the application of statistical principals and scientific models to practical, business settings.  Following law school, Brad served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Wollman, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Drug and Medical Device Committee
    • Employment Law Committee
    • Governmental Liability Committee
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Accolades

  • Selected for inclusion in the Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters, (only five percent of lawyers in the state were selected), 2010-2014
  • Selected for inclusion in the Minnesota Rising Stars™ list, 2001-2009

Speaking Engagements & Published Articles

  • Faculty, MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Investigator Training, Disparate Impact: Understanding and Evaluating Theories of Unintentional Discrimination (June 2013)
  • Comment, “Diversifying the Workplace: Affirmative Action in the Private Sector After 1991” 42 S.D.L. Rev. 434 (1997)

Reported Opinions/Recent Cases

  • Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing, 131 S. Ct. 2567 (2011) (finding state law failure to warn claims alleged against generic pharmaceutical manufacturers were preempted under federal law)
  • Pioneer Industries v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 639 F.3d 461 (8th Cir. 2011) (rescission of commercial crime policy based on representations contained within policy application)
  • Kidwell v. Sybaritic, Inc., 784 N.W.2d 220 (Minn. 2010) (claims of retaliation arising under Minnesota Whistleblower Act alleged by former general counsel)
  • Alford v. r4 Vascular, Inc., No. 2:10-cv-00331 (N.D. Ala. Oct. 20, 2010) (promissory estoppel based on employment negotiations pre-dating written employment contract)
  • Weissman v. Clean Response, Inc., No. 27-cv-08-28192 (Henn. Ct. Dist. Ct. April 1, 2010) (dismissal of allegations that toddler’s exposure to biocide caused permanent respiratory impairment)
  • Montes v. Greater Twin Cities Youth symphonies, 540 F.3d. 852 (8th Cir. 2008) (allegations of race and national origin discrimination)
  • Kidwell v. Sybaritic, Inc., 749 N.W.2d 855 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008) (allegations arising under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act)
  • Johnson v. Quality Manufacturing, Inc., 2007 WL 1388192 (D. Minn. 2007) (allegations of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation)
  • Green v. Franklin Nat’l Bank of Minneapolis, 459 F.3d 903 (8th Cir. 2006) (allegations of race-based hostile work environment, retaliation)
  • Sguiri v. Independent Sch. Distr. 112, et. al., 2006 WL 1425876 (D. Minn. 2006) (allegations of national origin discrimination)
  • Beckman v. KGP Telecommunications, Inc., 128 Fed. Appx. 554 (8th Cir. 2005) (allegations of age discrimination)
  • Enpath Medical, Inc. v. NeuroControl Corporation, 2005 WL 1025368 (D. Minn. 2005) (commercial contract)
  • Wells Dairy, Inc. v. American Industrial Refrigeration, Inc., 690 N.W.2d 38 (Iowa 2004) (application of work product doctrine, self-critical analysis privilege)
  • Ostrowski v. Hulcher Services, Inc., et al., (Minn. Ct. App. 2003) (common enterprise under Minnesota Workers Compensation Act)
  • Wright Electric, Inc. v. Minnesota State Bd. Of Electricity, et. al., 322 F.3d 1025 (8th Cir. 2003) (ERISA preemption)
  • Alexander v. Northland Inn, 321 F.3d 723 (8th Cir. 2003) (allegations of disability discrimination)
  • Bailey v. Augustine Medical, Inc., (D. Minn. 2003) (race discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, retaliation)
  • Adam v. First Contact, Inc. (D. Minn. 2002) (race & national origin discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, failure to promote)
  • Minnesota Energy, Inc. v. Ronning Eng’r Co., Inc., et. al., no. 01-1058 (D. Minn. 2002) (statute of limitation applied to Minnesota statute relating to damages to real property)
  • Cierzan v. Hamline University (Minn. Ct. App. 2002) (gender and pregnancy discrimination)
  • Blackman v. The Talmud Torah of Minneapolis (D. Minn. 2001) (age discrimination and defamation)
  • Helleloid v. Independent School District No. 169 (D. Minn. 2001) (substantive due process for interference with parent-child relationship and fraud)

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law
    ,
    J.D.
    ,
    1998
  • Central Michigan University
    ,
    M.A.
    ,
    1995
  • Buena Vista University
    ,
    B.A.
    ,
    1993

State Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1999
  • South Dakota, 1998

Federal Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1999
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 2000

Clerkships

  • Honorable Roger L. Wollman, United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit