Dylan J McFarland

Dylan J McFarland

Partner
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone:
(612) 338-4605
Fax:
(612) 338-4692
Email:

Dylan is a partner of the firm. Named a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics, he practiced in the area of complex commercial litigation as an associate with Gray Plant Mooty before attending the University of Minnesota Medical School. As a partner of Burstein Hertogs Olson & McFarland, P.A., he continued to represent corporations and municipalities in complex litigation, including shareholder derivative actions. 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 several 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’s work has involved a number of antitrust 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); 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 Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation (E.D. La.) (asserting claims of monopolization and attempted monopolization of the U.S. pool products distribution market); 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); and 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).

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.

Dylan is named as a “Litigation Star” in Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys

Dylan is a partner of the firm. Named a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics, he practiced in the area of complex commercial litigation as an associate with Gray Plant Mooty before attending the University of Minnesota Medical School. As a partner of Burstein Hertogs Olson & McFarland, P.A., he continued to represent corporations and municipalities in complex litigation, including shareholder derivative actions. 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 several 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’s work has involved a number of antitrust 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); 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 Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation (E.D. La.) (asserting claims of monopolization and attempted monopolization of the U.S. pool products distribution market); 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); and 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).

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.

Dylan is named as a “Litigation Star” in Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Education

  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.A. summa cum laude