Bill Pentelovitch, partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, has been appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Courtto serve on the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, effective October 23, 2020. The Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board oversees the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, which investigates complaints of alleged lawyer misconduct and prosecutes disciplinary actions against lawyers. Bill has been appointed to serve a partial term through January 31, 2022.
To learn more, go to: Minnesota Supreme Court — Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.
Bill is a business trial lawyer with over 46 years of experience who has tried hundreds of business disputes before judges, juries, or arbitrators, and who also has argued dozens of appeals in state and federal courts. For more than three decades he has practiced nationally in the areas of non-compete, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation, and he has tried and won intellectual property licensing and royalty disputes collectively involving over one billion dollars.
In addition, Bill is a leading trial lawyer in Minnesota in the area of ownership and governance disputes in closely-held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. Bill's wide-ranging trial practice over the past four and one-half decades has encompassed virtually every type of dispute in which businesses can become embroiled, representing a wide variety of financial institutions, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing companies, real estate and construction companies, and professional service firms.
Bill has demonstrated a long-term commitment to pro bono service as well as advancing the legal profession. He served twice on the HCBA's Committee on Ethics and was a member of the MSBA's Civil Trial Certification Council from 2009-2016. Bill's dedication to social justice and pro bono has included service as Chair of the ACLU-MN as well as pro bono representation in a number of high profile and important matters concerning voting rights, reproductive freedom, and school desegregation, among many others. Bill's service to the community has been recognized with his receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Minnesota State Bar Association in 2020 and the Lifetime Commitment Award of the Cardozo Society in 2014.