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Michael Pysno

Attorney and Mediator
Plymouth, MN, USA

Michael Pysno is a mediator of securities, banking, personal and corporate trust, and employment disputes. 

Prior to opening his mediation practice in 2013, Michael was Managing Director and Senior Associate General Counsel at RBC Wealth Management (formerly RBC Dain Rauscher) in Minneapolis.  In that role Michael led a group responsible for all of RBC Wealth Management’s dispute resolution activities, including litigation, arbitration, customer complaints, and broker note collections.  He also supervised the RBC Wealth Management employment law team and handled regulatory enforcement matters.  Prior to joining RBC, Michael was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at U. S. Bancorp.  There he was in charge of the bank’s defense litigation and supervised the employment, consumer banking, and trust legal groups.  He began his legal career as a litigator with Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, where he dealt with securities, construction, products liability, and employment matters. 

Michael has lectured and participated in CLE panels on a variety of topics including securities litigation, broker-dealer customer complaints, deferred compensation plans, employee handbooks, mediation practice, in-house staffing, attorney-client privilege, multi-jurisdictional practice, litigation risk assessment, and in-house litigation management.  He has also presented education programs to clients on employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, and defamation.

Michael is a FINRA arbitrator and mediator and is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review.


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