Mark Reinhardt is a founding partner in Reinhardt Wendorf & Blanchfield. Prior to forming Reinhardt Wendorf & Blanchfield, Mark Reinhardt cofounded Reinhardt & Anderson in 1979. He is a 1971 graduate of Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, and recipient of the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship in 1971 and again in 1972. The Fellowship allowed him to work in the area of significant class action litigation. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Minnesota and is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, the District of Minnesota, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
For the last 44 years, Mr. Reinhardt has devoted a major amount of his practice to complex commercial and class action litigation. He has tried jury cases to verdict in several different areas of law, including class action/antitrust. He has taken an active role in numerous regional and national class actions and has served as lead counsel or a member of the executive committees in many of these actions. He has briefed and argued these cases at all federal levels, including the United States Supreme Court (H.J., Inc. v. Northwestern Bell, 109 U.S. 2893 (1989)). He has also been employed on a nationwide basis as a consultant on class action and RICO issues and has testified on the RICO statute before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. For over ten years, Mr. Reinhardt’s peers have named him a "Leading Minnesota Attorney" in the area of antitrust litigation. Mr. Reinhardt is rated "AV preeminent", the highest possible level of professional excellence, by Martindale Hubble, the nation-wide attorney peer-review rating firm.
Mr. Reinhardt was an adjunct Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law and has taught many Continuing Legal Education courses in complex business litigation, racketeering, class actions, and antitrust. He is a member of the advisory board of the Civil RICO Report, a BNA publication. He has published in the areas of RICO and class action litigation. His writings include: Streich v. American Family: Anatomy of a Class Action, 12 Minn. Trial Law. 15 (Fall 1987); The Pattern of Pattern Cases PostH.J. Inc. , 5 Civ. RICO Rep. 5 (March 6, 1990); The RICO Act, Public Utilities Fortnightly, July 1991; Coming out of the Trenches with RICO, (M.T.L.A. May 1992); Complex Commercial Litigation, (Business Torts, SC BarCLE Division, September 1994); When and How to Settle Class Actions (Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, March 1996); and Review of an Antitrust Class Action, (Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, November 1999); Management of the Large Case and Current Class Action Issues: Plaintiff’s Perspective, (Minnesota Institute Legal Education, September 2000); Review of Nationwide Antitrust Practice (South Carolina Bankruptcy Association, February 2005) and Class Actions 101, Lunch & Learn (South Carolina Bar Association, June 2009); and Class Action 101, (Ramsey County Bar Association, February 2012).