Quentin R. Wittrock

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Direct: 612.632.3337

Quentin Wittrock is a trial attorney who represents businesses in preventing or resolving international and domestic disputes involving antitrust, franchising, dealerships, and product distribution, as well as other types of business disputes. He has coordinated and tried cases throughout the United States and for companies around the world. Since 2008, Quentin also has acted as a mediator, successfully resolving many disputes for parties. Quentin joined Gray Plant Mooty in 1987.

Experience

  • As a court-appointed mediator, obtaining settlement of major dealership litigation in Montana involving a manufacturer, distributor, and two dealers
  • Two-week jury trial to seven-figure verdict in Texas federal court in 2017 for franchisor sued by more than 50 current and former franchisees
  • 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
  • International arbitrations under ICDR and ICC rules involving parties in Ukraine, the Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus, Switzerland, Guatemala, and elsewhere
  • Enforcing international franchisor’s post-termination rights in Hawaii
  • 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
  • Defending a franchisor in a class action antitrust challenge and subsequent arbitrations involving the franchisor's product supply and distribution 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
  • Using presuit negotiation and mediation to avoid or minimize cost of dispute resolution for parties
  • 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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