Brian C. Gudmundson

Partner

Phone: 612.341.0400
Fax: 612.341.0844
Email: brian.gudmundson@zimmreed.com
Office: Minneapolis


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Brian Gudmundson concentrates his practice on complex litigation and commercial class actions, including the areas of Consumer, Antitrust, Securities, Intellectual Property, and Sports Litigation. Brian represents individuals, businesses, and public and private institutional clients in a variety of complex cases.

Ongoing litigation highlights

  • Member of the Lead Counsel Committee in a nationwide action challenging CenturyLink, Inc.’s alleged systematic and deceptive sales and overbilling practices (MDL 2795)
  • Appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee on behalf of financial institutions nationwide in the Equifax Data Breach (MDL 2800)
  • Appointed co-lead counsel to represent banks and credit unions in recovering losses caused by the Arby’s data breach (In re: Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., Data Security Litig., 17-cv-00514, (N.D. Ga.))
  • Member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee alleging Vizio violated state and federal privacy laws by unlawfully collecting and selling private consumer data (MDL 2693)
  • Co-lead counsel in GLS Companies, et al. v. Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball LP, challenging implementation of paperless ticketing system and restrictions on transfer of game tickets on behalf of ticketholders
  • Member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee representing banks and credit unions in recovering losses caused by the Home Depot data breach (MDL 2583)
  • Member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee representing banks and credit unions in recovering losses arising from the Wendy’s Data Breach (First Choice Fed. Credit Union v. The Wendy’s Co., 16-cv-00506 (W.D. Pa.))
  • Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee representing public and private entities that purchased allegedly defective artificial turf from FieldTurf, Inc. that is prone to premature degradation (MDL 2779)
  • Member of the Plaintiffs Executive Committee representing Cigna Health Insurance plan participants alleging Cigna illegally inflated and clawed back prescription copayments (Negron v. Cigna Corp., et al., 16-cv-01702 (D. Conn.))
  • Member of the Plaintiffs Executive Committee representing Humana insurance plan participants alleging that Humana illegally inflated and clawed back prescription copayments (In re Humana, Inc. PBM Litig., 16-cv-00706 (W.D. Ky.))
  • Member of the Plaintiffs Executive Committee asserting claims on behalf of dentists against 3M for alleged sale of defective dental crowns (Vikram Bhatia, D.D.S. v. 3M Co., 16-cv-01304 (D. Minn.)
  • Member of the lead counsel team that representing financial institutions in recovering losses suffered in the 2013 Target data breach, which resulted in the first certified nationwide data breach class and multimillion dollar settlement (MDL 2522)
  • Member of the lead counsel team representing retired NHL players in claims arising from concussive head injuries suffered while professional players (MDL 2551)
  • Member of the lead counsel team that achieved a $50 million settlement on behalf of retired National Football League players in a class action against the League for the unauthorized use of former players’ identities to generate revenue (Dryer v. National Football League, 09-cv-02182 (D. Minn.)
  • Represents hundreds of retired NFL players in claims arising from concussive head injuries suffered while professional players (MDL 2323)
  • Specializes in claims under the RICO Act and represents multiple non-profit and faith-based investors pro bono in RICO claims arising from the $3.5 billion Petters Ponzi scheme

Brian received his BA from the University of Minnesota and his JD, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. Brian is admitted to the state courts of Minnesota, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota, the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Colorado, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Presentations and/or Publications

  • “The NHL Players Concussion Injury Litigation, A Look Inside the Case and a Discussion of its Potential Impact”
  • “Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute,” University of Oregon School of Law
  • “Sports Law & the Former Athlete,” Anoka County Bar Association CLE
  • “Game Changers, Tackling Sports Law,” Perspectives Magazine
  • “The Second Circuit Determines that No Reliance is Necessary,” ricoact.com
  • “The Fourth Circuit’s Attempt to Achieve a Balance Between the Policies Reflected in the McCarran-Ferguson Act and RICO,” ricoact.com

Professional Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

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Recognition

Education

  • J.D., Cum Laude, University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., University of Minnesota

Practice Areas