Overview

Larry LaTarte advocates for clients in class actions and other high-stakes business disputes. Larry has tried cases to judgment and argued motions in state and federal courts around the country.

Insurance, Consumer Financial and Employment Class Action Defense

Larry defends companies in class actions throughout the country. He has represented clients in actions involving issues and claims of:

  •  Over-insurance and insurance premiums
  • Insurance claims handling
  • Insurance coverage
  • Misclassification of employees
  • Consumer protection, including TCPA, claims
  • Utility billing practices
  • UCC violations

Complex Business and Real Estate Disputes

Larry represents businesses and government entities in a wide range of commercial disputes involving:

  •  Cross-border disputes and international arbitration
  • Fiduciary duties of officers, directors and employees
  • The sale or purchase of businesses
  • Complex real estate matters, including easements, liens and title defects
  • Constitutional matters
  • Contract and tort claims

Past Experience

Larry previously worked in product management and marketing for multiple software companies and has extensive experience with the challenges facing rapidly growing businesses. He leverages this experience to understand the business considerations driving litigation goals and to counsel clients to achieve favorable outcomes.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

Notre Dame Law School
J.D. cum laude, Notre Dame Law Review (executive issue editor) (2008)

University of Michigan
B.A. in Political Science (1996)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Lucetta Pope, Res Gestae, April 2015
  • Responding to a Complaint: Indiana
    Co-author with Anne Ricchiuto, Practical Law, February 2015
  • Seventh Circuit Civil Appeals: Post-Initiation Filings and Rule 33 Conferences
    Co-author with Lucetta Pope, Practical Law, January 2015
  • Commencing an Action: Indiana
    Co-author with Anne Ricchiuto, Practical Law, October 2014
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Lucetta Pope, Res Gestae, June 2014
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Lucetta Pope, Res Gestae, December 2013
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Lucetta Pope, Res Gestae, November 2012
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Lucetta Pope, Res Gestae, March 2012
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Jon Laramore and Sarah Jenkins, Res Gestae, June 2012

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Defending on appeal the termination of parental rights on behalf of guardian ad litem
  • Defeating summary judgment against the City of Chicago in a civil rights case arising from a police shooting, enabling client to pursue discovery and proceed to trial
  • Overturning on appeal the denial of asylum status to a political refugee from Zimbabwe

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Litigation Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court (2013-15)

Civic Activities

  • Indiana University South Bend College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — Community Advisory Board, 2014-15
  • South Bend Museum of Art — Board of Trustees, 2013-15
  • Friends of WVPE (National Public Radio) — Board of Directors, 2009-15; Board Secretary, 2010-11; Chair, 2011-12; Treasurer, 2013-15

Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, 2018 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2014; Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2012-14, 2016-17
  • Minnesota North Star Lawyer, 2016-17
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