Daniel C. Hedlund is a member of Gustafson Gluek PLLC. He is a graduate of Carleton College (B.A. 1989) and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 1995). He was a Note and Comment Editor and member of the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade from 1993-1995 and a recipient of the Federal Bar Association’s John T. Stewart, Jr. Memorial Fund Writing Award (1994).
Mr. Hedlund served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gary L. Crippen, Minnesota Court of Appeals (1997) and to the Honorable Dolores C. Orey, Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota (1995-1996).
Mr. Hedlund has practiced in the areas of antitrust, securities fraud, and consumer protection since 1997. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and in Minnesota State Court. Mr. Hedlund is a member of the Federal, American, Minnesota, and Hennepin County Bar associations. Mr. Hedlund is active in the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), currently serving as Co-Vice President for the Eighth Circuit. He has previously served in several roles for the Minnesota Chapter including: Co-Vice President, Legal Education; Co-Vice President, Special Events; Co-Vice President, Monthly Meetings; Secretary; and Liaison between the FBA and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He recently served as Chairman for the Antitrust Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Secretary for the MSBA Consumer Litigation Section, and is past President of the Committee to Support Antitrust Laws.
In addition to presenting at CLEs, Dan has testified multiple times before the Minnesota legislature on competition law, and before the Federal Rules Committee. He is a co-author of the “Plaintiff Overview” in Private Antitrust Litigation 2015 – Getting the Deal Through, and a contributor to Concurrent Antitrust Criminal and Civil Procedure 2013 – American Bar Association.
In 2013-2018, he was designated by Law & Politics magazine as a Minnesota “Super Lawyer,” in the field of antitrust law. “Super Lawyer” selection results from peer nominations, a “blue ribbon” panel review process and independent research on the candidates; no more than 5% of lawyers in Minnesota are selected as “Super Lawyers.” He was also ranked in the Top 100 MN Super Lawyers in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Mr. Hedlund has served as a volunteer attorney for the Minnesota Federal Bar Association’s Federal Pro Se Project and is the recipient of the Minnesota District Court’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award in 2011.
Mr. Hedlund is currently or has been actively involved in the representation of plaintiffs and classes in numerous cases, including: In re Pork Antitrust Litig. (Minn.) (Consumer Indirect Plaintiffs’ Interim Co-Lead Counsel); In re Dealer Management Systems Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill.) (Member-Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee); In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill.) (Co-Lead Counsel—Commercial and Institutional Indirect Purchaser Class); Kleen Prods. v. Intl. Paper (Containerboard Antitrust Litig.) (N.D. Ill.) (Discovery Team Co-Leader); Bhatia v. 3M Co. (D. Minn.) (Co-Lead Counsel); In re CenturyLink Sales Practices and Securities Litig. (D. Minn.) (Executive Committee Chair); Precision Assocs., Inc. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd. (E.D.N.Y.) (Co-Lead Counsel); The Shane Group, Inc. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (E.D. Mich.) (Co-Lead Counsel); In re Capacitors Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.); In re Resistors Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.); In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litig. (E.D.N.Y.) (Co-Lead Counsel-Indirect Purchaser Classes); In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ala.) (Member-Damages Committee); In re Packaged Seafood Antitrust Litig. (S.D. Cal.); In re DRAM Antitrust Litig. (Co-Lead Counsel–multiple federal and state court indirect purchaser class actions); In re Flash Memory Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.); In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Pa.); In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.); In re Refrigerant Compressors Antirust Litig. (E.D. Mi.); In re SIGG Switzerland (USA), Inc. Aluminum Bottles Marketing and Sales Practices Litig. (W.D. Ky.); In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litig. (E.D.N.Y.); In re St. Paul Travelers Securities Litig. II (D. Minn.); In re Digital Music Antitrust (S.D.N.Y.); In re OSB Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Pa.); In re Funeral Consumers Antitrust Litig. (S.D. Tex.); McIntosh v. Monsanto Co. (E.D. Mo.); In re AOL Time Warner Securities Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) (Prior Firm Co-Lead Counsel); In re Commercial Tissue Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Fla.); In re Universal Service Fund Telephone Billing Practices Litig. (D. Kan.); In re Green Tree Financial Stock Litig. (D. Minn.) (Prior Firm Co-lead Counsel); In re NASDAQ Market-Makers Antitrust Litig. (S.D.N.Y.); In re Polypropylene Carpet Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ga.); In re Buffets, Inc. Securities Litig. (D. Minn.); In re Mercedes Benz Antitrust Litig. (D.N.J.); In re Xcel Energy, Inc. Securities Litig. (D. Minn.); In re Blue Cross Subscriber Litig. (D. Minn.); In re MSG Antitrust Litig. (D. Minn.); In re Mercury Finance Co. Securities Litig. (N.D. Ill.); In re Olympic Financial Securities Litig. (D. Minn.); and In re Flat Glass Antitrust Litig. (W.D. Pa.).