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Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention, Real Estate Litigation
Insurance, Law Firms and Lawyers, Real Estate and Residential Property Management
Mr. Mulder is a litigator whose practice focuses in commercial, insurance coverage and legal malpractice matters, with significant high stakes claims and class action experience.
Mr. Mulder represents corporations and professionals before trial and appellate courts, licensing boards, and arbitration and mediation venues. He recently defended insurers in multiple actions seeking tens of millions of dollars in insurance claims and helped a technology company obtain an $800 million arbitration award. Mr. Mulder also has successfully defended real estate brokerages in antitrust cases and has represented lawyers on numerous issues, including malpractice claims, ethics complaints and sanctions motions.
As Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Mr. Mulder helps develop and drive initiatives across the firm while keeping it connected to affinity, community and bar groups. He is also deeply involved in his community through the Pro Se Project and as a volunteer at Prodeo Academy.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Mulder has litigated numerous high stakes cases in federal and state courts as well as arbitration proceedings.
Obtained defense jury verdict for law firm in legal malpractice action.
Obtained summary judgment dismissing legal malpractice claims for law firm, affirmed on appeal.
Successfully defended real estate brokerage in antitrust matter; Regional Multiple Listing Serv. of Minn. v. Am. Home Realty Network, No. 12-CV-0965 JRT/FLN (D. Minn. 2014).
Part of trial and appellate team that obtained $630 million arbitration award for computer-device client in trade secret/unfair competition case and reversal of district court ruling limiting the amount of post-award interest. $806 million ultimately recovered for client; Seagate Technology, LLC v. Western Digital Corp., 854 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. 2014); Seagate Tech., LLC v. Western Digital Corp., 2016 Minn. App. LEXIS 96, *1 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2016).
Obtained dismissal of antitrust claims asserted against real-estate brokerage; TheMLSOnline.com, Inc. v. Regional Multiple Listing Serv. of Minn., Inc., 840 F. Supp. 2d 1174 (D. Minn. 2012).
Additional Representative Cases
Successfully defended against motion seeking sanctions against counsel.
Obtained summary judgment in action seeking insurance coverage for defense and indemnification of underlying copyright infringement action.
Obtained dismissal of legal malpractice claims and affirmance on appeal.
Obtained dismissal of legal malpractice claims, successfully defended against motion to re-open action, and obtained affirmance on appeal.
Obtained judgment on pleadings and affirmance on appeal in action against company specializing in drug testing.
Obtained reversal of summary judgment order in products liability action arising out of propane explosion.
Obtained dismissal in professional liability case against attorney.
Obtained dismissal in professional liability action against attorney.
Allen v. Burnet Realty, LLC, 801 N.W.2d 153 (Minn. 2011) (successfully supported real-estate brokerage in purported class action involving independent-contractor agents) (represented amicus curiae Edina Realty, Inc.).
Cenveo Corp. v. S. Graphic Sys., Inc., 784 F. Supp. 2d 1130 (D. Minn. 2011) (obtained partial summary judgment on unfair competition claims).
Served as counsel in disputing an insurance claim by a Fortune 500 company to recoup over $450 million that the company paid in settlement to reimburse its subscribers' medical bills, which had allegedly been systematically underpaid by the company. The company’s claims for coverage arose out of several underlying claims, including class actions and a proceeding brought by the New York Attorney General. UnitedHealth Grp. Inc. v. Columbia Cas. Co., 836 F. Supp. 2d 912 (D. Minn. 2011).
Obtained stay and ultimately a dismissal of claims for insurance coverage for underlying claims involving exposure to asbestos.