MINNEAPOLIS, MN—David Lillehaug, who retired from the Minnesota Supreme Court on July 31, 2020, rejoins the Minneapolis office of Fredrikson & Byron law firm on November 2 in a part-time senior role. Lillehaug will focus his new practice on corporate and governmental investigations, administrative law and complex civil litigation. He will also be available to serve as a special master, arbitrator and mediator.
While practicing at Fredrikson, Lillehaug’s clients included Fortune 100 companies, Minnesota’s governor, three U.S. Senators, the state House of Representatives, the University of Minnesota, the City of Saint Paul, three tribal nations, and many pro bono litigants. He has a particular niche in construction litigation, having founded the state bar’s construction law section.
Appointed to the Supreme Court in 2013 and elected in 2014, Lillehaug served for seven years, sitting on more than 600 cases and writing about 140 opinions.
Lillehaug resigned from the Court to allow for a more flexible work schedule. He will devote about a third of his time to his new law practice.