Aaron Gott

AaronAaron R. Gott, who is “of counsel” to our firm, focuses on challenges to government conduct, business and competition litigation, and appeals. He graduated magna cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law in 2013.

Aaron is a combat veteran who served nearly ten years in the U.S. Army. He entered law school with over five years of professional writing experience as a newspaper editor and Army public affairs officer. His work has been published in newspapers throughout the country, trade magazines, academic journals, websites, and government publications; he has received accolades from general officers, scholars, high-profile litigators, and even a federal judge. Aaron’s legal scholarship has been called “meticulously researched and brilliantly argued,” and BookForum showcased one of Aaron’s scholarly papers as an example of “rigorous and elegant writing.”

Aaron is as much an entrepreneur as he is a litigator: he is also vice president and general counsel for David’s Famous, a quickly growing ice cream start-up.

In law school, Aaron was executive editor of the Florida State University Law Review; research assistant to professors David Landau and the late Dan Markel; and law clerk for the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares & Mobile Homes. His student note, “Ticky Tacky Little Governments? A More Faithful Approach to Community Associations Under State Action Doctrine,” was awarded Best Invitee Submission of the Year and published in The Florida State University Law Review. You can read his review of Clark M. Neilly III’s Terms of Engagement on the SSRN.

Education

J.D., The Florida State University College of Law
Magna Cum Laude

Honors and Activities:

Order of the Coif

Executive Editor, The Florida State University Law Review
Research Assistant for Professor Dan Markel and Dean David E. Landau

B.A., Iowa State University
Minor in Military Science

Co-Chair, Care Packages From Campus 5k Fun Run

Opinion Editor and Columnist, Iowa State Daily

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Minnesota

United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Representative Matters

Defend one of the nation’s largest online contact lens retailers against class action antitrust claims in federal Multi-District Litigation. (In re Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation).

Defend Japanese capacitor manufacturer against class action antitrust claims in federal Multi-District Litigation. (In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation).

Represent one of the nation’s largest online contact lens retailers as amicus curiae in the Federal Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit relating to challenge to Utah law prohibiting enforcement of Uniform Pricing Policies against contact lens retailers. (Johnson & Johnson et al. v. Reyes).

Represent nonprofit complementary and alternative healthcare advocacy group as amicus curiae in federal antitrust case before the U.S. Supreme Court (N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC).

Represent association of rental property owners as amicus curiae in constitutional challenge to municipal rental ban. (Dean et al. v. City of Winona)

Represent group of scholars of law and economics as amicus curiae in constitutional challenge to state medical device certificate-of-need regulation. (Colon Health Centers of America v. Hazel)

Represent National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Legal Center as amicus curiae in FOIA challenge to EPA’s proposed release of private business information to environmental interest groups (Am. Farm Bureau Fed. v. U.S. EPA)

Ongoing disputes from coast to coast in the areas of false advertising, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, antitrust, and general business

Presentations

Panelist, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, NC Dental Amici: The Scope of the State Action Doctrine, April 2015.

Military Service

United States Army Reserve, 2003–2012

Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004–2005

Force Protection Team Leader, 515th Combat Support Battalion

Operation Enduring Freedom 2008–2010

Public Affairs Officer, 166th Aviation Brigade