Aaron D. Van Oort, a partner in Faegre & Benson LLP’s litigation practice, was recently named an Up & Coming Attorney by the editors of Minnesota Lawyer. The annual listing honors lawyers who have distinguished themselves within 10 years of admittance to the bar through professional accomplishment, leadership, and service to the community and the legal profession.
Aaron is a commercial litigator who focuses primarily on complex civil cases and class actions. His clients span a range of industries, including financial services, consumer products, chemicals, and medical drugs and devices. He is a former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court and has represented clients in both state and federal appellate courts on a wide variety of legal issues.
A recognized leader of the defense bar for consumer fraud and deceptive trade practice litigation, Aaron has taught continuing legal education seminars on consumer fraud defense, and he is a contributing author for the treatise Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practice Regulation in Minnesota. He has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2003 to 2007.
The 2007 Up & Coming Attorneys will be featured in a special section of the May 23 issue of Minnesota Lawyer and will be honored at an awards luncheon.