McFarland, Dylan J.

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Address: 310 Clifton Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Lawyer Firm: Heins Mills & Olson, P.L.C.
Phone: (612) 338-4605
Fax: 612 338-4692

Areas of Practice Complex Litigation

Dylan is of counsel at the firm. Named a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics, he has practiced in the area of complex commercial litigation since 1980, first as an associate with Gray Plant Mooty. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he continued to represent corporations and municipalities in complex litigation as a partner of Burstein Hertogs Olson & McFarland, P.A. In a case of first impression, he represented the defendant in Skoglund v. Brady (Minn.), which defined the scope of derivative claims and the authority of special litigation counsel under Minnesota law.

Since joining the firm, Dylan has worked on a number of securities fraud class actions, including In re AOL Time Warner Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) ($2.65 billion recovery for shareholders of AOL and Time Warner); and In re Broadcom Corp. Securities Litigation (C.D. Cal.) ($150 million recovery for shareholders of semiconductor manufacturer).

Dylan has also been involved a number of antitrust and consumer protection class actions, including In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (price-fixing claims against producers of liquid crystal displays); In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) (claims on behalf of local governments against brokers, banks and insurance companies alleging bid-rigging and other anticompetitive practices in the municipal derivatives industry); In re: LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) (claims alleging that member banks of the British Bankers’ Association conspired to manipulate the London InterBank Offered Rate); In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (anticompetitive conduct by pharmaceutical companies to delay generic competition for Lidoderm); In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (asserting antitrust claims against manufacturers of lithium ion batteries); In re National Hockey League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation (D. Minn.) (alleging negligence and other claims against the NHL on behalf of all retired NHL hockey players, both those diagnosed with concussion-related injuries and those who have not yet been diagnosed); In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (Wire Harness Systems) (E.D. Mich.) (price-fixing in aftermarket market for automotive wire harnesses); In re Aftermarket Filters Antitrust Litigation (N.D.Ill.) (antitrust, consumer protection and unfair competition claims against leading manufacturers of replacement vehicle filters on behalf of indirect purchasers); In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) (alleging anticompetitive conduct by major domestic and foreign banks in the foreign currency exchange (FX) market); Fond Du Lac Bumper Exchange, Inc., et. al. v. Jui Li Enterprise Company, Ltd., et. al. (E.D. Wis.) (supply and price-fixing claims against manufacturers and distributors of aftermarket automotive sheet metal parts); In re Plasma Derivative Protein Therapies Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.) (supply and price-fixing claims against manufacturers of plasma-derivative protein therapies); In re American Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.) (challenging rules preventing merchants from providing consumers with incentives to use forms of payment that are less expensive than American Express branded payment cards); In re Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation (D.P.R.) (antitrust claims against the largest providers of domestic ocean shipping between the mainland U.S. and Puerto Rico); Glaberson v. Comcast Corp. (E.D. Pa.) (antitrust claims against cable services provider on behalf of subscribers); In re Lawnmower Engines Horsepower Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation (MDL No. 1999 E.D. Wis.) (alleging consumer fraud, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment claims against manufacturers of lawn mowers and lawn mower engines); In re Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation (D. Minn.) (representing consumers against Target Corporation arising from one of the largest payment card security breaches in U.S. history); and In re The Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation (N.D. Ga) (representing class of financial institutions harmed by another one of the largest payment card security breaches in U.S. history).

While attending Harvard Law School, Dylan was an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law from 1998-2002, where he taught Legal Writing, Trial Skills, and Appellate Advocacy, and he has spoken at legal education programs on a number of litigation topics.

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