Gregerson Rosow Johnson & Nilan




100 Washington Avenue South
Suite 1550
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 436-7471
Fax: (612) 349-6718

Fidelity and Directors & Officers
Policy Coverage Issues;
Municipal Law;

BA, Concordia College, 1976
J.D., University of Minnesota,
Member of Minnesota Law Review,
cum laude, 1981

North Dakota
U.S. District Court, District of
United States Court of
Appeals – 8th and 9th Circuits
United States Supreme Court

Mark Johnson is a Shareholder with Gregerson, Rosow, Johnson & Nilan, Ltd. practicing in the areas of fidelity law, directors & officers’ liability insurance and municipal law. He represents fidelity insurers and directors and officers’ liability insurers on coverage issues, coverage litigation, and other matters arising from fidelity insurance policies, financial institution bonds, and directors & officers’ liability policies.

Mr. Johnson also represents several Minnesota cities in a variety of capacities.


Mr. Johnson is a regular speaker and author for national fidelity and directors & officer’s liability conferences, including the following:

The Rubber Meets the Road: How Non-Standard Coverage Forms and Manuscript Language Play Out in the Courts, author and presentor, 2015, American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, New York City.

The Standard Form That Isn’t – Fidelity Riders and Endorsements, author and presentor, 2014, American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, New York City.

The New Theft-Based Employee Fidelity Coverage – A Retreat or Bold Step Forward? author and presenter, 2012 American Bar Association Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Fall Meeting, Hartford, CT.

In Search of the D&O Policy’s Disappearing Fraud Exclusion, author and presenter, 2011, American Bar Association Fall Fidelity Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Securities Fraud, the Financial Institution Bond, and Directors & Officers’ Liability Policies, author and presenter, 2011 American Bar Association Fidelity, Surety and Law Committee Midwinter Program, New York City.

Dishonesty and the Policy: Insuring Agreement (A) of the Financial Institution Bond, program presenter, 2010, American Bar Association Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, San Francisco, CA.


    • BancInsure, Inc. v. Highland Bank, 779 F.3d 565 (8th Cir. 2015);
    • BancInsure, Inc. v. Highland Bank, 2013 WL 5340887 (D. Minn. Sept. 23, 2013);
    • BancInsure, Inc. v. First Interstate Bank, 2013 WL 5933652 (D. Mont. Sept. 23, 2013);
    • Highland Bank v. BancInsure, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119940 (D. Minn. Aug. 24, 2012);
    • Bank of Bozeman et al. v. BancInsure, Inc., 404 Fed. Appx. 117 (9th Cir. 2010);
    • City of Pine River v. Wilson Township, No. 11-cv-09-281 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Oct. 19, 2009);
    • BancInsure, Inc. v. Marshall Bank, N.A., 453 F. 3d 1073, 1076 (8th Cir. 2006);
    • Shaw Acquisition Co. v. Bank of Elk River, 639 N.W. 2d 873 (Minn. 2002);
    • Maitland v. University of Minnesota, 260 F. 3d 959 (8th Cir. 2001);
    • Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. v. Ashbach Construction Co., 608 N.W. 2d 559 (Minn. App. 2000);
    • Har-Ned Lumber Co. v. Amagineers, Inc., 436 N.W. 2d 811 (Minn. App. 1989);
    • State, City of Eden Prairie v. Liepke, 403 N.W. 2d 252 (Minn. App. 1987);
    • Kulkay v. Allied Cent. Stores, Inc., 398 N.W. 2d 573 (Minn. App. 1986).


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