Michelle J. Looby is a member of Gustafson Gluek PLLC. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with distinction (B.A. 2004) and a magna cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 2007). Ms. Looby is admitted to the Minnesota Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the United State District Court for the District of North Dakota.
During law school, Ms. Looby was a member of the William Mitchell Law Review from
2005-2007, serving as Assistant Editor in 2006-2007. She served as a judicial intern to The Honorable Faye Flancher and The Honorable Emily Mueller, Circuit Court Judges, Racine County Circuit Court of Wisconsin. She also served as a judicial extern to The Honorable David Higgs, District Judge, Second Judicial District of Minnesota. In addition, Ms. Looby was a five-time recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, recognizing the student with the highest grade in the class as determined by the instructor or registrar.
Ms. Looby recently served on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Women Lawyers, an association of more than 1,300 attorneys, judges, law students, legal employers and others dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys and striving for a just society. Ms. Looby is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Council, serving as its Treasurer and Diversity & Inclusion Liaison, serves on the executive committee of the Coalition in Support of the Antitrust Laws, and is a member of the American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association.
Ms. Looby serves on Law360’s Competition Editorial Advisory Board, a leading daily legal news and intelligence service that reaches over one million recipients each day, co-authored the Plaintiff Overview chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Private Antitrust Litigation 2015, and has presented at CLEs and conferences on the topic of antitrust law.
In 2015, Ms. Looby received the American Antitrust Institute’s award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer. She has been designated by Law & Politics magazine as a Minnesota “Super Lawyer Rising Star” from 2014 – 2018. “Super Lawyer” selection results from peer nominations, a “blue ribbon” panel review process and independent research on the candidates; no more than 2.5% of lawyers in Minnesota are selected as “Rising Stars.”
Ms. Looby 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 Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel); In re Dealer Management Systems Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill.) (Member-Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee); In re CenturyLink Sales Practices and Securities Litigation (D. Minn.) (Executive Committee Chair); Precision Associates, Inc. et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding), Ltd., et al. (E.D.N.Y.) (firm Co-Lead Counsel); In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill.) (firm Co-Lead Counsel); In re Asacol Antitrust Litig. (D. Mass.) (Trial Team); In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Mich.); In re Steel Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill.); In re Celebrex (Celecoxib) Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Va.); In re Opana ER Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill.); In re National Arbitration Forum Litig. (D. Minn.) (firm Co-Lead Counsel); In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litig. (E.D.N.Y.) (firm Co-Lead Counsel); In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Pa.); In re Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings (“DIPF”) Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litig. (D. N.J.); Universal Delaware, Inc., d/b/a Gap Truck Stop et al. v. Comdata Corporation (E.D. Pa.); In re Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.); In re Comcast Corp. Set-Top Cable Television Box Anti-Trust Litig. (E.D. Pa.); Marchese v. Cablevision Systems Corp. (D. N.J.); and In re Refrigerant Compressors Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Mich.).