Clay HalunenClayton D. Halunen

Managing Partner
Phone: 612-605-4098
866-523-8533 (Toll Free)
Fax: 612-605-4099

Clayton Halunen is the founder of Halunen & Associates, an employment and consumer protection law firm with offices in Minneapolis and Chicago. He represents plaintiffs exclusively in cases involving employment law, mass torts, class action litigation and qui tam actions. Clayton has the distinction of obtaining one of the largest verdicts in Minnesota history in a single-plaintiff employment case. This year he represented one of the relators in a $1.5 billion settlement against Abbott Labs  for off-label sales in violation of the False Claims Act. On a national level, Clayton has gained recognition for his work in the areas of defective products, food, drug, and supplement mislabeling, and consumer fraud class action litigation. He has served in leadership positions in a number of prominent nationwide class actions.


Areas of Practice

  • False Claims Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Civil Rights/Constitutional
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Whistleblower
  • Qui-Tamimgres
  • Retaliation in Employment
  • Consumer Protection
  • Products Liability


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
    • B.S.

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyer, Minnesota Law and Politics and Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, 2003 – 2014
  • Voted by his Peers as the Top 5% of Attorneys as Reported by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, 2003 – 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Attorneys Against Fraud Network, Founding Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • USX Corporation, In-House Counsel

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