Jeffrey P. Justman

Associate

Overview

Jeff Justman is a legal strategist and advocate who represents clients with complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country, at both at the trial and appellate levels. Jeff specializes in securities and shareholder litigation, appellate matters, and privacy and cybersecurity disputes.

Shareholder & Securities Litigation

Jeff defends corporations and their officers and directors in securities and shareholder litigation involving all types of alleged mismanagement, including executive compensation, accounting restatements, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, data breaches, product recalls and other issues.

Appellate Litigation

Jeff has litigated cases in all stages of appeals, from interlocutory appeals in intermediate appellate courts to extraordinary writs at the Supreme Court of the United States. He specializes in litigation and advocacy before the Eighth Circuit, and has briefed and argued numerous cases before that court.

Data Breach and Data Privacy Litigation

Jeff represents clients in data breach and data privacy litigation, including class action and shareholder derivative litigation arising from breaches. Jeff has also counseled clients facing data breaches on compliance with state data breach notification requirements.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
Minnesota Supreme Court

Clerkships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. Diana E. Murphy, 2010-2011
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. James B. Loken, 2009-2010

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Minnesota Law Review (symposium articles editor) (2009)

Carleton College
B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Senior Thesis with Distinction (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Foundation, 2017-present
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association, 2010-present — Board Member, 2014-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter — Board Member, 2014-present
  • Federal Practice Committee, District of Minnesota, 2014-17
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2009-present
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, 2013-present

Civic Activities

  • Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Senior Choir, 2006-present
  • Teach for America, 2004-06

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2012-17
  • JD Supra — Readers' Choice Awards, 2017
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers —  Rising Star, Securities & Corporate Finance Litigation, 2016-18
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Attorneys of the Year, 2015
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2015-16, 2018
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