Two seasoned business litigation lawyers, focusing on mortgage banking and class action defense, have joined the Minneapolis office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP as partners. Robert J. Pratte comes to Fulbright as a partner from DLA Piper. Pratte is joined by Brent R. Lindahl from the law firm of Briggs and Morgan.
Pratte and Lindahl both concentrate their practices on mortgage banking, regulatory compliance, class action defense, consumer credit and real estate finance. Their clients include financial institutions, home builder businesses, mortgage banking and insurance companies.
“Bob and Brent are excellent additions to Fulbright,” said Steven B. Pfeiffer, the chair of Fulbright’s Executive Committee. “Their mortgage banking experience will complement our litigation practice and enhance the services that we offer our clients.”
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Pratte spent more than 20 years at Briggs and Morgan, where he was the head of the mortgage banking practice group. Pratte and Lindahl worked closely together at Briggs and Morgan as members of its business litigation group.
“We are pleased to welcome Bob and Brent to the Minneapolis office,” said Ronn B. Kreps, the partner-in-charge of Fulbright’s Minneapolis office. “Their skills and experience will be a strong addition to an outstanding litigation department.”
Pratte is licensed to practice in Minnesota and the District of Columbia. He received his JD from Tulane University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern. His professional associations include Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
Lindahl is licensed to practice in Minnesota. He received his JD from William Mitchell College of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Lindahl is also a member of the MBA.
“Bob’s and Brent’s experience in mortgage banking will be a great asset to the litigation department,” said Otway B. Denny, chair of Fulbright’s Global Litigation Department. “In addition, their transactional and regulatory mortgage banking experience further expands our services.”