Quentin R. Wittrock

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Terry Griffin
Direct: 612.632.3081

Quentin Wittrock is a trial attorney who represents businesses in preventing or resolving disputes involving antitrust, franchising, and distribution, as well as other types of business disputes. He has coordinated and tried cases throughout the United States. Quentin joined Gray Plant Mooty in 1987.

Experience

  • After nine-day trial in federal court, winning jury verdict in 2015 for client manufacturing company, defeating antitrust, contract, and tort claims brought by terminated distributor
  • Representing defendants in multiple-plaintiff cases
  • Enforcing international franchisor’s post-termination rights in Hawaii
  • International arbitrations
  • Defending franchisors, product manufacturers, and other companies against fundamental challenges to their businesses in courts and in arbitration proceedings
  • Defending decisions to terminate dealers, distributors, and franchisees in California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, Nevada, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and other states, in industries from machinery and equipment to apparel, furniture, pizza, and beer
  • Litigating claims by sales representatives for unpaid commissions and wrongful termination
  • Representing a franchisor in defending a class action antitrust challenge and subsequent arbitrations involving the franchisor's product supply practices
  • Arguing for and winning affirmance in the Michigan Court of Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Eighth Circuits after obtaining victories in the lower courts
  • Enforcing and defending trademark and termination rights of several franchisors and suppliers in litigation across the U.S.
  • Using presuit negotiation and mediation to avoid or minimize cost of dispute resolution for clients
  • Advising numerous clients on antitrust issues in product distribution, franchising, and other areas, including advice and employee training on pricing issues and other supply practices
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