J. Austin Hurt



J. Austin Hurt is counsel in Robins Kaplan’s Minneapolis office. Mr. Hurt has more than a decade of experience working with the firm’s litigation teams on strategies and techniques to protect assets and recover losses in a wide range of business disputes venued in state and federal courts and arbitration forums. Mr. Hurt specializes in class action lawsuits, as well as arbitration, antitrust, securities litigation and complex FINRA arbitrations. He has worked with clients through all stages of litigation, from pre-suit evaluations, to aggressively pursuing discovery, to helping secure the best outcome in high-profile matters.  

Mr. Hurt was part of the plaintiff’s steering committee team in the Fiat Eco Diesel Emissions multidistrict litigation. He also worked on the LIBOR Interest Rate Benchmark Litigation case, and the Equifax data breach case.

Northstar Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association: Named a “North Star Lawyer” for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2022)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D. (2010)
  • Hawai’i Pacific University, B.A. (2007)
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota State Bar Association


Links to full publications and news releases.


June 16, 2020
Collateralized Loan Obligations: Emerging Litigation Risks
Stacey Slaughter, Austin Hurt, Vincent Licata
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