James W. Anderson

James W. Anderson

Minneapolis, Minnesota
(612) 338-4605
(612) 338-4692

James Anderson is a partner of the firm. James was named in the 2014 edition of the annual Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys as a “Rising Star” in the areas of antitrust, securities and consumer law litigation. He is currently working on, or has worked on, a variety of complex civil matters, including In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (asserting antitrust claims against manufacturers of lithium ion batteries); Kleen Products LLC v. Packaging Corporation of America, et al. (N.D. Ill.) (antitrust claims against manufacturers of containerboard products); 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 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 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 Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y) (claims against major airlines alleging price-fixing of fuel surcharges for freight transportation); In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (price-fixing claims against the producers of CRT televisions); In re DRAM Antitrust Litigation (multiple federal and state court actions involving price-fixing claims against the producers of DRAM computer memory); In re SRAM Memory Products Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (price-fixing claims against the producers of SRAM computer memory); and In re AOL Time Warner Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) (securities fraud claims on behalf of AOL and Time Warner shareholders). James has also been involved in other, non-class litigation including Spine Solutions, Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. (W.D. Tenn.).

James graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law where he was awarded a 21st Century Scholarship, received a CALI Award for his performance in Legislative Advocacy, and a Minnesota State Bar Association outstanding achievement award in Employment Discrimination.

Areas of Practice

  • Securities Law

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude
  • Saint Olaf College
    • B.A. magna cum laude