Joe Bourne Announced as LGN Partner

Joe Bourne

Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Joe Bourne to the position of Partner, effective January 1, 2024. This well-deserved promotion reflects Joe’s outstanding contributions in the fields of antitrust, consumer protection, and business litigation.

Joe joined Lockridge Grindal Nauen in 2021 and has quickly distinguished himself. During the past decade in private practice, Joe has litigated antitrust, class action, and other complex civil litigation matters involving the technology, logistics, food product, and healthcare industries, among others.

Notably, Joe represented the plaintiffs in Wood Mountain Fish v. Mowi ASA, who alleged that Norwegian and other foreign producers of farm-raised Atlantic salmon conspired to fix the prices of the salmon they produced and sold into the United States. Joe took a leading role in the litigation, including discovery, briefing, and oral argument, and helped obtain a significant $33 million recovery on behalf of indirect purchasers of farmed salmon, such as restaurants, caterers, and grocery stores.

In 2022, the American Antitrust Institute awarded Joe the Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer recognition for his work on the In re Pork Antitrust Litigation. He has also been named a Minnesota Rising Star from 2014-2023 by Super Lawyers®.

“The Partners of LGN are proud and delighted to add Joe to the partnership ranks. In addition to the breadth and depth of Joe’s litigation skills, his demonstrated commitment to clients and to his colleagues both within and outside the firm are some of his strengths. Joe is a valuable member of the Antitrust Department, and the firm looks forward to his continued contributions to clients and to firm culture,” said Lockridge Grindal Nauen Partner Heidi Silton.

“I am excited to be joining the LGN partnership with some of Minnesota’s most well-respected attorneys, who have been amazing mentors to me in my career to date. Many of my partners at LGN are national practice leaders in the antitrust bar, and I look forward to continuing to work together to enforce the antitrust laws, promote fair competition across industries, and achieve economic justice for our clients,” said Joe.

Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP is confident that Joe’s elevation to Partner will further enhance the firm’s ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients and reinforce our commitment to excellence in legal services.