S. Jamal Faleel

Partner

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Education

Overview

Jamal Faleel’s national trial and litigation experience includes representing Fortune 500 public and private companies in high-stakes trials and litigation, with a focus on class action defense, products liability defense,and complex commercial litigation. He also serves as outside in-house counsel for a global manufacturer, helping the company’s senior executive team navigate its dynamic global regulatory and litigation landscape.

Before joining the Firm, Mr. Faleel was a litigation partner and co-chair of the commercial law group at a large law firm. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable James M. Rosenbaum(Ret.), then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Mr. Faleel is on the advisory board of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association and member of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers. He has also previously been appointed by the Chief Judge ofthe District of Minnesota to serve on the Federal Practice Committee, elected and served as Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section, and served as a Member of the Minnesota State BarGoverning Council and the Legislative Committee.

Representative Cases

  • Flushable Wipes Class Action. Won summary judgment for one of the largest global producers ofwet wipes and coffee In this putative nationwide class action, multiple municipalities allegedthat flushable wipes were clogging their sewer systems. The court agreed with the defense that itsclaims were not false or misleading, and denied plaintiffs’ request for injunctive relief.
  • Putative Consumer Class Action Won a motion to dismiss a national putative class actionon behalf of a public company client.
  • Putative Consumer Class Action Nuisance-Value Settlement and Secured nuisance-value settlement in a national consumer putative class action. The settlement included the plaintiffproviding a sworn declaration admitting that it could not establish product identification, causation,and suffered no damages.
  • Dismissal of Shareholder Derivative Action Related to a Multi-Billion Dollar Inversion Successfully opposed preliminary injunction seeking to block Fortune 500 public corporation’sdecision to approve a plan to gross up the excise tax liabilities of its executives and directors inconnection with multi-billion dollar inversion merger. Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the matter afterthe court denied plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction.
  • Seven-Figure Arbitration Won a seven-figure arbitration award on behalf of a healthcareinstitution against one of the nation’s largest insurers for improper reimbursement of medical services.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Fidelity Bond Insurance Successfully represented a large financialinstitution in a claim against its fidelity bond insurance carrier seeking to recover losses it suffered asa result of employee dishonesty and forgeries in loan transactions. The financial institution receiveda multi-million-dollar settlement payment after obtaining a favorable summary judgment ruling.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Fraud, Fiduciary Duty, and Contract Claims Summary Judgment Victory. Won summary judgment on behalf of professional association defending multi-million-dollar fraud, breachof contract, and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by a former The courtdismissed all claims brought by the former shareholder and granted summary judgment in favor of the professional association.
  • Injunction Against Shooting Range for Violation of Shooting Range Protection Act. Obtained permanent injunction on behalf of one of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperatives in a dispute with anadjoining shooting range to prevent stray bullets from endangering the lives of the agriculturalcooperative’s employees and causing significant property In the first such decision inMinnesota, the trial court held that the shooting range violated the Minnesota Shooting RangeProtection Act and enjoined all shooting range operations on the land near the agriculturalcooperative.
  • Pro Bono Asylum Successfully represented individuals seeking asylum in theUnited States.
  • Pro Bono Title IX Successfully represented former Minnesota girls’ high school hockey players against federal agency for Title IX and constitutional violations.

Awards

Publications & Presentations

  • Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Remedies for Breach and Choice of Law, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 2021)
  • Practice Pointers for Virtual Depositions, Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Mass Tort and Class Action Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota (January 2021)
  • Class Action Litigation – 2015 Year in Review, NAMWOLF Product Liability Practice Area Committee, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 2016).
  • Top 10 Questions to Consider Before Settling a Class Action, NAMWOLF Product Liability Practice Area Committee, San Antonio, Texas (February 2015).
  • Remedies and Damages in Commercial Litigation, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 2014).
  • Remedies for Breach, Key Cases in Contract Law, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (January 2014).
  • Top 10 Tips for Practicing Before the Health Licensing Boards, Hamline Law CLE, St. Paul, Minnesota (January 2014).
  • Drafting Your First Contract, Course Chair, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 2013).
  • Remedies for Breach, Minnesota Contracts Deskbook (3rd Ed.) (August 2009-2021).
  • Working With Financial Forensic Expert Witnesses, National Litigation Consultants’ Review (December 2014).
  • The Practical Challenges of Litigating and Trying a Claim for Attorney Fees to a Jury in Minnesota: Providing Minnesota’s District Court Judges, Lawyers, and Litigants the Guidance and Predictability They Need, Hamline Law Review: Vol. 37: Iss. 1, Article 4 (2014).
  • A Right to a Jury Trial on a Claim to Recover Attorney Fees, December 2012.
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Decision Provides Right to a Jury Trial for Claim to Recover Attorneys’ Fees, September 2012.
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals Clarifies When Dissenters are Entitled to an Award of Expert Witness Fees,co-authored with James E. Dorsey, May 2010.
  • Recent District Court Ruling – A Minority Shareholder’s Rights Trump the Squeeze-Out Merger that the Majority Shareholders Had Sought,co-authored with James E. Dorsey, September 2009.
  • When Does a Domestic Choice of Law Provision Result in the Application of International Contract Law? co-authored with Harleigh E. Brown, June 2007.