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Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder | Chief Financial Officer


Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder | Chief Financial Officer

Practice Groups

Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention, Real Estate Litigation

Industry Groups

Insurance Industry, Law Firms and Legal Organizations Industry, Real Estate and Residential Property Management Industry


Jeffrey Mulder is a litigator whose practice focuses in commercial, insurance coverage and professional liability matters, with significant high stakes claims and class action experience.

Jeff represents corporations and professionals before trial and appellate courts, licensing boards, arbitration, and mediation venues. He has 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. Jeff 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 Bassford Remele’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Team, Jeff helps develop and drive initiatives across the firm while keeping it connected to affinity, community, and bar groups. He is the firm's representative to Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and also involved in his community through the Pro Se Project. In addition, Jeff serves as Bassford Remele's Chief Financial Officer.



  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
    • Journal of International Law, Articles Editor and Staff Member, 2006-2008
  • Hamline University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005
    • Recipient of Joe Hutton Memorial Scholarship
    • Men’s Golf Team, Captain; Men’s Basketball Team

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota


Representative Cases

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).

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). 

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).

Cenveo Corp. v. S. Graphic Sys., Inc., 784 F. Supp. 2d 1130 (D. Minn. 2011) (obtained partial summary judgment on unfair competition claims). 

Additional Representative Cases
Successfully defended against motion seeking sanctions against counsel.

Represented plaintiffs and corporate defendants in shareholder disputes, including shareholder derivative actions.

Represented policyholders, claimants, and insurers on numerous insurance coverage matters, including those involving CGL, umbrella, excess, D&O, and E&O insurance policies.

Successfully represented a company in obtaining multi-million dollar payment of proceeds under a D&O policy.

Obtained stay and ultimately a dismissal of claims for insurance coverage for underlying claims involving exposure to asbestos.

Obtained dismissal of legal malpractice claims and affirmance on appeal.


Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice
    • Civil Litigation
    • Corporate Counsel Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
    • Editorial Committee, Co-Chair, 2019-present
    • Insurance Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Involvement

  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, firm member representative
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Pro Se Project


Honors & Awards

  • Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2012
  • Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2013-present
  • Top Lawyers list, Minnesota Monthly, 2022
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  • Notes & Trends - Torts and Insurance, monthly column author, Bench and Bar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2011-present
  • Bad Faith and Wrongful Refusal to Settle: Liability in Excess of Policy Limits, co-author in part with K.J. Nelson, Chapter 4 Update, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 4th Ed., 2015; 5th Ed., 2017; 6th Ed., 2019; 7th Ed., 2021
  • Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Endorsements in the Construction Context - Application of Existing Precedent or a Dramatic Departure?, author, Minnesota Defense, Vol. 34, Issue 3, Fall 2013
  • Special Verdict Forms and Jury Instructions, co-author, Chapter 19 Update, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 4th ed., 2009-2013


  • How to Win or Defend a Bad Faith Claim, co-presenter, Uninsured, Underinsured, No-Fault Insurance & Bodily Injury, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, March 19, 2024
  • Real Estate Claims, co-presenter, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, July 24, 2018
  • CGL Policy Occurrences, Exclusions and Exceptions - Complex Issues, co-presenter, National Business Institute Webinar, April 6, 2017
  • Clarity in Award Writing, co-presenter, American Arbitration Association webinar, August 23, 2016
  • Construction Law Essentials for the Real Estate Professional, co-presenter, Minnesota CLE August Real Estate Series, August 17, 2016
  • The Effective Use of Experts for the Discovery Process, presenter, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 31, 2014