Brad is Chair of the firm’s Employment Practice and Corporate/Business Services practice groups. His 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 is also one of the firm’s leaders, serving as a member of its Management Committee. He has been recognized in the list of Minnesota Rising Stars or Super Lawyers® each year since 2001 and he has been Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Litigation – Labor and Employment.
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 principles 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.