Phone: 612.436.9663

Harpreet practices intellectual property law concentrating on litigation, patents, trade secrets, data compliance, trademarks, and licensing for pharmaceutical and biomedical companies. He develops proactive legal strategies by understanding the client’s business needs, risks, and goals, drawing from his experiences both in the research laboratory and the clinical setting. Leveraging his medical and legal training and experience, he is a powerful ally and a strong advocate for sophisticated clients in competitive markets.

As a law student at the University of Minnesota Law School, Harpreet
was active in student activities, including membership and leadership roles in the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, Health Law & Bioethics Association, Law Council Mental Health Committee, and Phi Alpha Delta.

Harpreet gained practical skills and experience as a law student through the Intellectual Property Moot Court, as a Certified Student Attorney in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, through the Data Compliance Practicum, through a corporate externship at UCare, and as a Certified Student Attorney in the Clemency Project Practicum (now the Clemency Project Clinic).

When he isn’t working, Harpreet enjoys rock climbing, woodworking, and playing the harmonium.


University of Minnesota Law School

Wayne State University School of Medicine
M.S., Basic Medical Sciences

Wayne State University
B.A., Political Science
B.S., Criminal Justice, Biology Minor, summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa


Minnesota Supreme Court
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin


Certified Information Privacy Professional – United States (CIPP/US)
Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/EU)
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)


Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
MSBA Assembly Member (HCBA Representative), Elections and Appointments Committee
New Lawyers Section CLE Committee Member, New Lawyers Leadership Conference Committee

Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA)
Nominating Committee
New Lawyers Section, Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals
Minneapolis KnowledgeNet Member

Phi Alpha Delta Minnesota Statewide Alumni Chapter
At-Large Representative

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA)
Programs Committee Member

Federal Bar Association
Diversity & Inclusion Committee


Articles & Presentations

The Intersection of Trade Secrets and Data Privacy in the Digital Age,” The Federal Lawyer, Spring 2023, by Tara C. Norgard and Harpreet S. Mahal

“D&I Judicial Spotlight,” featuring the Honorable Diane Humetewa, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, by Harpreet S. Mahal, The Federal Lawyer, Spring, 2023

The Intersection of Trade Secrets and Data Privacy in the Digital Age,” White Paper, Tara C. Norgard and Harpreet S. Mahal, ACC-MN CLE, July 11, 2022


Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Honoree (2022)