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Shawn M. Perry

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Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2022


Shawn Perry's practice focuses on commercial litigation, including complex commercial litigation and class actions. He also represents individuals and businesses in a variety of pre-litigation and non-litigation matters with the goal of helping individuals and companies avoid disputes with thoughtful and carefully drafted contracts and to resolve disputes through negotiations without having to resort to lawsuits. When it is necessary to resolve disputes in court or arbitration, Shawn has the experience, skills and resources necessary to vigorously represent businesses and individuals and is regularly pitted against litigation boutique law firms and some of the largest law firms in the nation. Shawn also counsels businesses and individuals in corporate and personal matters to plan and prevent lawsuits in the first place.

Since the early 1990s Shawn has been lead counsel, co-lead counsel, liaison/local counsel in several class action cases, including antitrust, ERISA, securities, contract and employment actions.

Shawn is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been practicing since 1987. Prior to becoming an attorney, he acted as a legal assistant from 1977 through 1987.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1987
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1983

Bar Admissions

Federal Courts 

District of Minnesota – May 20, 1988

Eastern District of Michigan – May 5, 1994

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals – August 14, 1998

Southern District of Florida – March 2005
(Pro Hac Vice)

Southern District of New York – June 21, 2006
(Pro Hac Vice)

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals – December 8, 2006
(Pro Hac Vice)

District of Nevada – March 22, 2007
(Pro Hac Vice)

Northern District of Texas – April 27, 2009
(Pro Hac Vice)

Northern District of Texas – October 11, 2011
(Pro Hac Vice)

Eastern District of Washington – November 23, 2011
(Pro Hac Vice)

Western District of Wisconsin – September 19, 2012

Southern District of New York – October 9, 2012
(Pro Hac Vice)

Eastern District of New York – November 5, 2012
(Pro Hac Vice)

Southern District of Indiana – February 19, 2013

District of Nevada – April 10, 2013
(Pro Hac Vice)

Eastern District of Texas – May 24, 2013

Southern District of Florida, Bankruptcy Court – February 6, 2018
(Pro Hac Vice)

Middle District of Florida, Bankruptcy Court – December 17, 2018
(Pro Hac Vice)

Western District of Texas – March 5, 2019
(Pro Hac Vice)

Eastern District of Tennessee – June 4, 2020
(Pro Hac Vice)

State Courts 

Minnesota (Bar Number 0185000) – October 16, 1987

Clark County District Court, Nevada – December 6, 2010
(Pro Hac Vice)

Tarrant County District Court, Texas – December 23, 2014
(Pro Hac Vice)

Delaware Court of Chancery – May 13, 2015
(Pro Hac Vice)

Florida, Seminole County Circuit Court – December 17, 2018
(Pro Hac Vice)

Tennessee, Hamilton County Circuit Court – August 10, 2021
(Pro Hac Vice)

Representative Cases

  • Baron v. Honeywell, Inc., 3-92-446 (D. Minn. 1992) (ERISA Class Action/Derivative Action) (Co-Counsel)
  • Smith v. Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc., 4:93-CV-40520 (E.D. Mich. 1993) (Antitrust Tying/Monopolization Class Action) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • In Re: Piper Funds, Inc., Institutional Government Income Portfolio Litigation, 3-CV-95-1925 (D. Minn. 1995) (Securities Fraud Class Action) (Co-Counsel)
  • In re Milk Indirect Purchaser Litig., C8-97-932 (Ramsey County District Court, Minnesota 1997) (Antitrust Price Fixing) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • Vernon v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 98-CV-1859 (D. Minn. 1998) (Price Fixing Class Action) (Co-Counsel)
  • Hall v. Lhaco, Inc., (E.D. Mo. 1996) (ERISA Class Action) (Co-Lead Counsel)
  • Dyer-Bennet, et al v. William Blair Capital Partners VI, LP, et al, (Ramsey County District Court, Minnesota 2000) (Unpaid Vacation Pay Class Action Antitrust Price Fixing) (Lead Counsel)
  • Tow Distributing, Inc. V. BCBSM, Inc. d/b/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, 19-C4-02-9317 (Dakota County District Court, Minnesota 2002) (Unjust enrichment claim by policy holders arising out of tobacco settlement) (Co-Counsel)
  • Morrison, et al. v. Moneygram International, Inc., 08-cv-01121-PJS-JJG (D. Minn. 2010) (ERISA Class Action) (Liaison Counsel)
  • Chin, et al. v. General Mills, Inc., 12-cv-2150-MJD-TNL (D. Minn. 2012) (Consumer Fraud Class Action – Food Labeling) (Liaison Counsel)
  • Calleros v. FSI International, Inc., 0:12-cv-02120 (RJK/AJB) (D. Minn. 2012) (Securities Class Action) (Liaison Counsel)
  • Florida v. Dolan, et al., 0:14-cv-03011-PAM-HB (D. Minn. 2014) (Securities Class Action) (Liaison Counsel)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner