Minneapolis
Bar Admissions
1995, Minnesota
Education
William Mitchell College of Law, 1995
Court Admissions
Minnesota U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Overview

Heidi Silton is a partner in the firm’s antitrust department and practices primarily in complex business litigation. Heidi represents mainly small and mid-sized businesses in complex litigation involving other businesses and litigates in Minnesota and throughout the United States. She and the firm are regularly appointed lead and co-lead plaintiffs’ class counsel by courts in nationwide antitrust litigation. For the past several years, Heidi has been named one of Minnesota’s top 50 women lawyers, and top 100 lawyers, by a peer review list of leading Minnesota Lawyers. She currently serves as the President of The Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL) and as an Advisory Board member of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) and is the current chair of AAI’s Private Enforcement Awards Judging Committee. She also serves as Vice-Chair to the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section Membership and Diversity Committee and as an advisor to the American Bar Association’s Global Private Litigation Committee. Heidi is a past chair and emeritus of the Minnesota State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section. In addition to her litigation practice, she is a member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice’s Membership and Engagement Committee and a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Heidi believes in the value of mentorship and works to mentor other attorneys both inside and outside her firm. An active volunteer in her community, Heidi serves on the board of Arete Academy and on the board of Reader/Writer where she is also a writing coach for 8th graders. Heidi has also co-chaired galas to support the Sanneh Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and Second Harvest.

Representative Cases

  • Precision Associates, Inc., et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., et al.;
  • In re Digital Music Antitrust Litig. , Master File No. 1:06-md-01780-LAP (S.D.N.Y.);
  • In re Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation , MDL No. 2542 (S.D. N.Y.);
  • In Re Potash Antitrust Litigation (II);
  • In Re Urethane Antitrust Litigation;
  • In Re MSG Antitrust Litigation

Publications

  • Congressional Antitrust Bills Seek to Regulate a New Internet Era, Antitrust, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2022) (with Craig Davis and Halli Spraggins)
  • Recent Developments in Discovery of European Commission Documents, Global Competition Litigation Review (2021) (with Craig Davis and Eura Chang)
  • Fairness Requires the Elimination of Forced Arbitration, The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (2021) (with Robert Kitchenoff, Pamela Gilbert, Nigar Shaikh, and Geoffrey Kozen)
  • Forced Arbitration is a Bar to the Effective Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws; With Equal Right, the Official Journal of Minnesota Women Lawyers (2021) (with Jessica Servais)
  • Animal Science:  The US Supreme Court’s Interpretation of Foreign Law Asserted by Foreign Governments in Competition Law Cases, 12 Global Competition Litigation Review no. 2, at 45 (2019) (with Craig Davis and Kasia Kokoszka)
  • The Discovery Evolution of European Commission Competition Law Documents, 9 Global Competition Litigation Review no. 3, at 96 (2016) (with Craig Davis)
  • Trending Methods of International Service of Process:@elusivedefendant#youcanrunbutyoucan’thide#HagueConvention; 31 No. 19 Westlaw Journal Computer and Internet 1; February 27, 2014
  • A Conspiracy of Note (and your withdrawal should be too); American Bar Association Journal — Law News Now, March 2013
  • Social Media Discovery: The Ongoing Struggle to “Update Status”; Bench & Bar of Minnesota, December 2012 (with Courtney Blanchard); republished in The Computer & Internet Lawyer, May 2013.
  • Pfleiderer AG v. Bundkeskartellamt: A Step Forward in Efforts to Obtain Discovery From European Commission Antitrust Proceedings, 19 No. 6 Westlaw Journal Antitrust 1; September 8, 2011 (with Craig S. Davis)
  • Litigation Strategy: Making & Defending the Case, 2002

Presentations

  • “Hot Topics in Obtaining Discovery in Foreign Countries” at the University of Minnesota Law School as part of an Electronic Discovery Seminar (March 4, 2014)
  • “Generational Issues in the Law” at the University of Minnesota Law School as part of the MSBA and Women in the Legal Profession seminar series (April 4, 2013)
  • “Hot Topics in Antitrust Law” at a Minnesota Women Lawyers CLE (January 18, 2012)
  • “Hypotheticals for Practical Application” at the MSBA CLE on Antitrust Law Issues in Intellectual Property Litigation and Licensing (May 25, 2011)
  • 2002 speaker at an MSBA CLE on Fraud, Misrepresentation and Deceptive Trade Practices; frequent speaker at local civic organizations

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Minnesota Super Lawyer® from 2003-2019.
  • Named one of Minnesota’s Top 50 Women Super Lawyers® in 2012, 2015-2019, and a Top 100 Minnesota Women Super Lawyer® for 2007-2009.
  • Named a Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer® in 2017.
  • Named one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2005.
  • Vice President of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL)
  • Co-Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Membership, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Advisory Member of the American Bar Association Global Private Litigation Committee, Antitrust Section
  • Member of the Twin Cities Diversity In Practice (TCDIP) Engagement & Innovation Committee
  • Co-Chair of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Antitrust Enforcement Awards Judging Committee
  • Advisory Board Member of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI)