David J. Carrier

Associate

  • location icon Minneapolis, MN
    Wells Fargo Center
    90 7th Street, Suite 2900
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

David J. Carrier is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Lewis Brisbois and member of the Products Liability, Complex Business & Commercial Litigation, and Labor & Employment Practices.

David's singular goal as a litigator is to protect the most important parts of his clients' business—their products and customers, their employees and trade secrets, and the threat to their bottom line from high-exposure class actions.

This focus has led David to represent national and international businesses in commercial, class action, and trade secret disputes in courtrooms across the country. David has defended a wide range of products liability actions, including manufacturers of Class I and II medical devices, industrial chemicals and cleaning products, and exercise equipment. An accomplished legal writer and tactician, David has led successful motion practice efforts asserting complex jurisdictional defenses and defending large financial institutions against high-exposure consumer class actions.

In addition to this commercial litigation practice, David represents clients seeking to protect their trade secrets and enforce their non-compete agreements with former employees. David also defends clients who are being investigated by state and federal governments and counsels them on liability under the False Claims Act.

A former two-season Division III collegiate golfer, David remains a recreational player and a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association's Golf Tournament Committee. In his leisure time, David enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter and supporting his long-time favorite soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Publications

  • White Paper: "Successfully Defending Against Cobb-based Claims Brought by Consumers for Wrongful Repossession and Conversion" Co-author, Minnesota Bankers Association, Legal Compliance Bulletin, November 2018
  • "A New Venue and Remedies for Trade Secrets Actions, Provided Your Employment Agreements Allow for Them" Client Alert, June 2016
  • "Additional Injury Reporting Requirements and Retaliation Prohibitions Under New OSHA Rule" Client Alert, June 2016
  • "Financial & Criminal Background Checks" - Co-author of Chapter in MNCLE Job Applicant Screening: A Practice Guide, 2014

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Minnesota
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
    • United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Admissions

Minnesota

United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Associations

  • Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Member of the Golf Tournament Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 Up & Coming Attorney presented by Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2019 Minnesota Rising Stars - Super Lawyers Magazine

Education

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2012

  • President's Scholarship
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional Finalist, 2012
  • National Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Quarterfinalist, 2011

Luther College

Bachelor of Arts, 2009

Representative Matters

  • Obtained order granting motion to dismiss class action claims against national bank in the United Stated District Court for the District of Minnesota.
  • Obtained summary judgment for medical device manufacturer against claims of wrongful termination in United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order on behalf of client seeking to protect company trade secrets in the United Stated District Court for the District of Minnesota.
  • Obtained temporary injunction against client's former employee for violations of non-competition agreement, and ultimately obtained successful settlement on behalf of client in Minnesota state court.
  • Obtained successful settlement on behalf of client against a group of former employees and their new employer who allegedly violated their respective non-competition agreements in Minnesota state court.
  • Successfully defended company accused of improperly employing chief financial officer in violation of his non-competition duties to his former employer.
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