Defenders of the Free Market

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Defenders of the Free Market
As Seen In
Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune & Money
TWIN CITIES
ANTITRUST AND CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW
Dan Gustafson
Karla Gluek
Jason Kilene
Dan Hedlund
Defenders of the Free Market
S
mall businesses are the
heartbeat of this country,
but they can only flourish
on a fair and level playing
field. When illegal price fixing and
deceptive trade practices threaten
to jeopardize a business’s or an
individual’s success, the attorneys
of Gustafson Gluek PLLC are ready
to fight for justice.
“People should be able to compete
in a free market,” says firm attorney
Daniel Hedlund. “We do what we
do because we believe strongly in
fair competition. We strive to defend
those who have been harmed by
illegal business practices and help
them recover their damages to
become whole again.”
With a focus in antitrust and
consumer protection law, the
attorneys seek to hold accountable
entities that operate with illegal,
“That presence gives us a n
anticompetitive conduct. In the
case of a foreign cartel that was advantage when representing our
subversively fixing the price of clients’ rights,” says Gustafson.
LCD panels sold to U.S. businesses,
the firm helped recover more than Overcoming
$1 billion for the businesses and Unique Challenges
consumers who had purchased Most litigation is in herent ly
challenging, but the demands of
those products.
“Antitrust and consumer pro- complex antitrust and consumer
tection law go hand in hand,” says protection law a re especia lly
f irm co-founder K arla Gluek, rigorous. Cases often span several
adding that the firm also handles years and involve multiple parties,
a l a rge sh a re of c l a s s a c t ion numerous expert witnesses, and
suits. “We have a strong local and mountains of documentation.
national reputation and a good More often than not, the adversary
standing with the federal bench in is a large national defense firm.
“Being successful requires a high
Minnesota.”
The firm is also very active level of persistence and the ability
in t he Minnesota Chapter of to tackle complex issues,” Hedlund
t he Federa l Ba r A s sociat ion. says. “We have to be on our toes
Co-founder Dan Gustafson notes and anticipate the next challenge.”
Because cases can involve any
that “the firm’s reputation is an
asset.” The firm often volunteers type of goods or service, Gluek says,
its time to clients who don’t have “It’s important to quickly become
lawyers, and the firm is often asked knowledgeable about the industry at
to assist out-of-town lawyers who hand, which can be anything from
are looking for good local counsel. technology to medical devices.” The
‘‘
People should be
able to compete
in a free market.
‘‘
Gustafson Gluek PLLC
team’s diversity of skill and experience is critical when undertaking
challenging scenarios.
Internally, the firm has established a family-friendly culture that
encourages employees to take time
off and spend time with family,
which the firm believes ultimately
cultivates happy and productive
employees who have the capacity
to best serve clients.
“We’re very civic-minded,” says
Hedlund. “Both for our clients and
our employees, we focus on what
we can do to help the greater good.”
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