Jesse Mondry is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group. He practices in the areas of business, banking, corporate trust, construction, insurance coverage, and appellate litigation. Jesse has represented clients in a variety of industries and prosecuted appeals in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits as well as the appellate courts of Minnesota and North Dakota. In 2012 and 2013, Jesse co-taught with Margo Brownell the newly formed Insurance Law Clinic at the University of Minnesota.

Before joining Maslon, Jesse clerked for The Honorable Myron H. Bright of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and The Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Selected Experience

  • Obtained $10 million default judgment on behalf of client in dispute concerning breach of a manufacturing agreement.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims against client who supplied materials for a construction project.
  • Drafted the appellate briefs resulting in the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ affirmation of a $10 million stray voltage verdict.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a real estate developer on a claim that a regional planning board’s land use decision was arbitrary and capricious.
  • Obtained independent counsel and reimbursement for a construction company client in coverage dispute with primary insurer.
  • Successfully represented financial institution in litigation involving business tort allegations, in pari delicto defenses, and issues arising under the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 and Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act of 1992.
  • Drafted amicus curiae brief on behalf of railroad in a mineral rights dispute before the Supreme Court of North Dakota.
  • Represented major medical device company in nationwide litigation arising from voluntary product recall.
  • Represented investment advisory firm in lawsuit brought by investor in private securities claiming breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and violations of state security laws.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for indenture trustee in dispute with a court-appointed Receiver arising from an alleged Ponzi scheme perpetrated by the note issuer.
  • Farmers Cooperative Company v. Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc. Member of Maslon's trial team representing Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc., a privately held, leading agribusiness and food company with research, briefing, and pre- and post-trial motions surrounding a week-long bench trial in Iowa state court. Obtained complete trial victory in a breach of contract case in which plaintiff sought $7 million in damages.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for financial institution in dispute concerning rights under a loan participation agreement.
  • Successfully represented a Minnesota Realtor® in ethics proceedings before the Minnesota Association of Realtors®.

Professional Activities

Eighth Circuit Bar Association: At-Large Board Member 2015-2016
Minnesota State Bar Association
State Bar Association of North Dakota
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society

Recognition

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2008
North Dakota, 2011
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2012
  • Colorado, 2013
  • North Dakota, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit, 2012
  • Eighth Circuit, 2010
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
Honors: Dean's List
University of North Dakota
B.A., 1999
Major: Philosophy
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JESSE CURRENTLY SERVES AS AN AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT BAR ASSOCIATION.

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