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University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2015

Temple University, B.B.A.

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  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
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Ruvin Jayasuriya is a member of the Business Litigation section. He practices primarily in the areas of:

  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Business Litigation and Corporate Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Securities and Shareholder Litigation

Antitrust Litigation
Ruvin has represented corporate clients in complex antitrust matters implicating a range of  issues including group boycotts, price-fixing, and anticompetitive hiring. 

Business Litigation and Corporate Dispute Resolution
Ruvin represents individual and corporate clients in all manner of corporate and commercial disputes, including matters involving corporate governance, shareholder, and partnership disputes. Ruvin has successfully litigated cases through trials, obtained dismissals through motion practice and obtained favorable mediation results.

Employment Litigation
Ruvin represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Minnesota Department of Human Rights, in employment matters ranging from wage and hour disputes to race, gender, and disability discrimination.

Intellectual Property Litigation
Ruvin represents companies in intellectual property disputes ranging from trademark infringement to misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.

Securities and Shareholder Litigation
Ruvin has experience representing companies and individuals in securities disputes, including direct and derivative shareholder litigation and business dissolution disputes.

Ruvin received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Temple University, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School. He was a summer associate at Briggs in 2013 and 2014. Prior to law school, he worked as an account executive performing lead generation for Fortune 500 IT companies.

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Shareholder Litigation. Defended growth-stage software company in dispute with former financial advisor alleging various fraud and breach of contract claims arising out of $40M equity financing. Achieved favorable post-verdict settlement for client.

Employment Litigation. Defended telecommunications contractor in putative FLSA collective action alleging minimum wage and overtime violations. Achieved favorable settlement for client.

Disciplinary Proceeding. Defended attorney in disciplinary proceeding before the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility arising out of a dispute with a former client over billing and litigation strategy. Secured a finding that no discipline was warranted.

Professional Licensing Examination Dispute. Represented disabled medical student in dispute with the National Board of Medical Examiners, which had twice previously denied testing accommodations to the student. Secured the requested testing accommodations for client.