W. Joseph Bruckner


Joseph Bruckner leads the firm's antitrust and competition department and practices in complex business litigation in federal and state courts nationwide. He and the firm are regularly appointed lead and co-lead plaintiffs' class counsel by courts in nationwide antitrust litigation. Mr. Bruckner graduated with honors from Creighton University School of Law in 1982, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald P. Lay, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He is an Advisory Board Member of the American Antitrust Institute, an Antitrust Law Advisory Board Member of Strafford Publications and Seminars, a past chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, and is regularly named a "Super Lawyer" in a peer review list of leading Minnesota attorneys. He is a co-author of The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law (2010), and Private Enforcement of Antitrust Laws in the United States (2012). He frequently speaks and presents at antitrust and complex litigation programs locally and nationwide.

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W. Joseph Bruckner

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
Suite 2200
100 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401-2159

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Bar Admissions

1982, Nebraska; 1983, Minnesota

Court Admissions

Minnesota; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

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