Peter Magnuson represents clients in complex commercial litigation across the country, particularly in disputes involving securities, real-estate-related consumer claims and trade secrets. Peter also focuses on litigation involving the sports industry, where he defends clients in high-stakes litigation both at the trial and appellate levels.

Industry Expertise

Peter has played a key role in representing national sports leagues in individual and class action litigation. He also advises clients in the real estate industry, especially on issues relating to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Fair Housing Act.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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 Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. James B. Loken, 2011-2012


University of Michigan Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Michigan Law Review (notes editor) (2011)

Duke University
B.A. with high distinction, Dean's List, Henry Schuman Prize in Music (2007)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Shareholder Litigation
    Co-author, Supplement and chapter update, Thomson Reuters, 2014-18
  • 10 Key Trade Secret Developments of 2015: Part 2
    Co-author, Law360, Jan. 15, 2016
  • Critical Trade Secret Developments
    Co-author, The Minnesota IP Book, 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Tubman Safety Project


  • Minnesota Super Lawyers—Rising Stars, Class Actions, 2019 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018
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