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Phone: (612) 227-8715

900 IDS Center, 80 South 8th St.

Minneapolis, MN 55402

David Allgeyer

Current Employer:

Allgeyer Law & ADR LLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Biotech ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ Licensing
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Software
✔ Technology ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


David has served as arbitrator in over 80 commercial and intellectual property disputes throughout the United States, with matters seated in Minnesota, California, Texas, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Carolina and other states. He had over 35 years experience as a trial lawyer, handling commercial and intellectual property cases and appeals throughout the country.

Work History:

After serving as law clerk to the United States District for the District of Minnesota, David joined the Minneapolis office of Lindquist and Vennum, where he was an associate, partner, and of counsel through 2017. He served at times as chair of the firm's litigation department and practice leader of the firm's intellectual property practice group. In 2018, David formed Allgeyer Law & ADR, devoted to serving as an arbitrator and mediator.


David's commercial arbitrations have resolved contract and warranty disputes involving enterprise-wide computer systems, semi-conductor manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, textile manufacturing technology, corporate governance, insurance financing, insurance coverage, and other matters. David’s intellectual property- related arbitrations have resolved disputes concerning patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks in the bio-manufacturing, petroleum, consumer product manufacturing, and sales, security, medical products, and other industries.


AAA: ACE21 Impartiality: Do You Know Where Your Biases Are? 2021; AAA: ACE20 Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2020; AAA ACE19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; Does the Federal Arbitration Act Preempt State Laws Banning the Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims?, 2019; AAA Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor: Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; AAA When Experts Come From Different Planets - Tips for Maximizing the Value of Experts, 2017; AAA Addressing the Challenges of Demanding Arbitrations: Part 2 - The Hearing Phase, the Award, and Beyond, 2017; AAA Addressing the Challenges of Demanding Arbitrations: Part 1 – The Pre-Hearing Landscape, 2017; ACESIN Arbitrating in a Digital World: Fair and Expeditious Management of Electronic Discovery, 2016; AAA Arbitrator Subpoenas: Are They Worth the Paper They're Printed On?, 2016; AAA Conducting Research & Investigations: The Arbitrator's Authority, (ACE9) 2014; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2012, 2009; AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, 2011; AAA Advanced Mediator Training, 2010; AAA Webinar, Electronic Discovery in Arbitration: What You Need to Know, 2010; Minnesota CLE, 12th Annual ADR Institute, 2009; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006; AAA Neutrals Conference, 2005; AAA Annual Arbitrator Update, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001; AAA Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure (ACE003), 2005; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2005; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999; Minnesota CLE, Certified Mediation Skills Training, 1997; Minnesota CLE, Certified ADR Training, 1995.


Attorney, State of Minnesota, since 1980. Admitted to Bar of United States Supreme Court. Admitted to Eight, Ninth, and Federal Circuit Courts of appeal, as well as various federal trial courts.


American Bar Association. Minnesota State Bar Association, Federal Barn Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center


David is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as an editor of the Minnesota Law Review.


Book: Arbitrating Patent Disputes: A Practical Guide (ABA Publications, 2017) Articles: Technology-related Mediations and Arbitrations, GP Solo Magazine, ABA (Nov. – Dec. 2019); A Dozen Tips for Technology-Related Mediations and Arbitrations, Landslide Magazine (ABA IP Section, November/December 2018); "Using Arbitration to Resolve Patent Disputes; The Right Thing for the Right Case," The Resolver, Spring 2016 at 9; Efficient Arbitration, article series available at, and, 2015; Mediating the IP case, a series of articles on IP mediation, available at,, and, 2014; "Warranties, Remedies and Related Peccadilloes: Steps to Successful Contract Negotiation," ACC Docket, JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE, March 2011; "IP: Components, Cases, and Questions," INSIDE THE MINDS: UNDERSTANDING YOUR CLIENT'S IP NEEDS, Aspatore, 2008; "In Search of Lower Cost Resolution: Using Arbitration to Resolve Patent Disputes," CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, Fall 2007.


David was named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2016 Minneapolis Arbitration Lawyer of the Year and 2018 Minneapolis Mediation Lawyer of the Year. He is currently included on the Silicon Valley Arbitration Mediation Center’s List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.

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