David Carrier



David J. Carrier is a partner 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 II and III 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 class actions, including ones alleging violations of FACTA, FCRA, RESPA, TILA, FDCPA, and involving allegedly defective products, including industrial chemicals.

Specifically, David currently serves as lead defense counsel in the class actions of Bayne et al. v. Target Corp., No. 21-cv-05938 (S.D.N.Y.) and Delamarter et al. v. Supercuts, Inc., No. 19-cv-03158 (D. Minn.). David was also recently part of a team that obtained dismissals of two putative environmental class actions for a that is a global leader in chemical manufacturing in cases concerning healthcare workers’ exposure to cleaning products manufactured by our client. He is also part of a team that is defending the same client against 74 consolidated cases in the District of Minnesota raising similar claims.

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.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment

Additional Experience



United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

United States District Court for the Western District of New York


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

Awards & Honors

  • 2021—2022 "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation – Best Lawyers
  • 2019 Up & Coming Attorney presented by Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2019 Minnesota Rising Stars – Super Lawyers Magazine


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


  • 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