David C. Archer



David Archer is a litigator who helps clients resolve complex business and commercial disputes. He represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of business litigation matters, with an emphasis on franchise matters and class actions. He has also litigated matters in the finance, real estate and energy industries and has experience representing clients in matters of regulatory compliance and governmental investigations.

During law school, David worked as a law clerk in the Civil Division of the Minneapolis City Attorney’s office, where he worked primarily on civil litigation matters. David also worked as a law clerk in Xcel Energy’s Office of General Counsel, where he focused on litigation matters and on state and federal regulatory affairs.

Before law school, David worked as a senior adviser to the Governor of Colorado.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. Minnesota Journal of International Law, Managing Editor (2017)

Grinnell College
B.A. in History, with honors (2005)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association


  • Twin Cities Business — Notable Emerging Stars in Law, 2022
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018-19
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