AAI Expands Presence in Minnesota with Two Additions to Advisory Board

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) welcomes two new members to its Advisory Board: Daniel C. Hedlund and Michelle J. Looby. Both are Members of Gustafson Gluek PLLC, headquartered in Minneapolis with a national complex litigation practice focused on antitrust and consumer protection class actions.

“The AAI is delighted to bring both Dan and Michelle onto the Advisory Board. They have the deep knowledge of and expertise in competition law, economics, and policy that is the hallmark of our Advisor network,” said AAI President Diana Moss. “Dan and Michelle have been integral in helping us bring together conferences and AAI work products over several years and we are honored that they will be joining our Advisory Board.”

Dan Hedlund is a member of Gustafson Gluek PLLC. He has practiced in the areas of antitrust, securities fraud, and consumer protection since 1997. Dan is a Past Chair on the Council for the Antitrust Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a past President of the Committee to Support Antitrust Laws (COSAL). He has presented at a number of continuing legal education seminars on various topics and testified on behalf of the AAI before the Minnesota State Legislature and on behalf of COSAL before the Federal Rules Committee. He is a co-author of the “Plaintiff Overview” in Private Antitrust Litigation 2015’s Getting the Deal Through, and a contributor to ABA’s Concurrent Antitrust Criminal and Civil Procedures 2013. Dan currently serves as a Co-Vice President for the Eighth Circuit for the Federal Bar Association (FBA). From 2013-2018, Dan was designated by Law & Politics magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of antitrust litigation, including a ranking of a Top 100 Minnesota “Super Lawyer” in 2015, 2017 and 2018. He was a recipient of the Federal Bar Association’s John T. Stewart, Jr. Memorial Fund Writing Award (1994). Dan served as a law clerk on the Minnesota Court of Appeals (1997).

Michelle Looby has represented plaintiffs and classes in numerous antitrust and consumer protection cases. She is admitted to the Minnesota Bar, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the District of North Dakota. Michelle recently served on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Women Lawyers, an association dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys and striving for a just society. She is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Council, serving as its Treasurer and Diversity & Inclusion Liaison, and a member of the American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association. Michelle was a judicial intern in the Racine County Circuit Court of Wisconsin and a judicial extern in the Second Judicial District of Minnesota. In 2015, Michelle received the American Antitrust Institute’s award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer. She has also been designated by Law & Politics magazine as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” (2014-2018).

The AAI Advisory Board consists of outstanding experts in the fields of antitrust law, economics, and business, with a focus on both domestic and international competition enforcement and policy. AAI Advisory Board members are a vital part of the organization and play an important role in helping AAI promote competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society through its research, education, and advocacy programs.

A complete list of members of the AAI Advisory Board is available here.