Dean A. LeDoux

Principal
Dean A. LeDoux Image
Direct: 612.632.3233

Support Staff

Donna Dye
Direct: 612.632.3446

Dean LeDoux’s employment and labor practice involves litigation and advising for unionized and nonunionized employers. Over the last decade, Dean has focused on dealing with noncompete and confidential information issues, and has handled numerous litigation matters involving noncompete disputes and disputes over misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential business information.

Dean has broad and extensive litigation experience representing businesses and individuals in a variety of forums, including significant appellate practice. He has taken more than 20 cases to trial most of which were jury trials, and including multiple jury trials over the last several years. He has also handled 14 appeals. Dean recently completed a jury trial in which he was able to obtain a verdict awarding our client $22.7 million in damages. The lawsuit was a complex matter involving primary claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential business information, in addition to noncompete claims.

Dean also has experience working with employers on union-related labor law matters, including handling grievance arbitrations, defending unfair labor practice charges, and union election campaigns. He has also represented labor and employment clients in a variety of jurisdictions, including federal and state courts, and before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and other such agencies.

Dean also has extensive business litigation experience, handling general commercial litigation matters and complex antitrust matters, in both trial and arbitration settings.

Experience

  • Jury Trial: RELCO, LLC v. Custom Fabricating & Repair, Inc., et al. (obtained $22.7 million verdict in misappropriation of trade secret and confidential information case; Minnesota State Court), October 2013
  • Jury Trial: Mattson v. Dooley’s Petroleum, Inc. (employee whistleblower case; Minnesota state court), January 2012
  • Jury Trial: Tri-State Grease & Tallow Company, Inc. v. BJB, LLC (noncompete business case; Minnesota state court), April 2010
  • Jury Trial: Analog Tech. Corp. v. Dimation, Inc., et al. (trade secrets misappropriation case; Minnesota state court), May 2009
  • Jury Trial: Pro Ag Alliance v. Johnson (noncompete case; Minnesota state court), March 2009
  • Jury Trial: Russ v. Commercial Walls Systems (noncompete case; Minnesota state court), April 2008
  • Numerous other jury and bench (judge) trials
  • Lead attorney on numerous other lawsuits resolved prior to trial (in a variety of jurisdictions in state and federal courts)
  • Appeal: Tri-State Grease & Tallow Company, Inc. v. BJB, LLC (Minnesota Court of Appeals) (argued 2011)
  • Appeal: Analog Tech. Corp. v. Dimation, Inc., et al. (Minnesota Court of Appeals) (argued 2011)
  • Appeal: C.H. Robinson v. FLS Transportation (Minnesota Court of Appeals) (argued 2009)
  • Appeal: Ehlen v. Hanratty & Associates (Minnesota Court of Appeals) (argued 2009)
  • Numerous other appeals, including appeals before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
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