Hugh D. Brown

Hugh D. Brown


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Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Commercial Litigation

Representative Experience


  • Represented a supplier in claims arising from an 850 mw natural gas power generation plant in Brazil.
  • Represented an EPC contractor in arbitration concerning a 700 megawatt supercritical coal fired power plant.
  • Represented contractor on multi-party claim related to beam collapse at Mall of America.
  • Represented owners and contractors in review and negotiation of construction and design contracts worth billions of dollars.


  • Represented intervenor group in rate case filed by major Midwest electric utility.
  • Represented coalition of electric utilities before Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in contested case to set environmental externality values for resource planning.

Professional Organizations & Achievements

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (2014-2017)
  • Construction Law Section Council, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society

 Judicial Clerkship

  • Law Clerk, Justice Paul H. Anderson, Supreme Court of Minnesota, 2010-2011


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2010
  • B.A., Carleton College, 2006


  • State of Minnesota
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota
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