Maslon is pleased to announce that David Herr, an attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, was presented with the Francis McGovern Writing Award by the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters at its annual meeting held in San Diego on March 30-April 1, 2017. The Francis McGovern Writing Award is bestowed upon selected individuals for outstanding research and writing that promotes the use of special masters.
David is a highly regarded appellate lawyer and complex case litigator. He is frequently sought out to provide practical and sophisticated advice on how to resolve difficult, multi-party disputes in trial courts and arbitral forums as well as in the appellate courts. David is past president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, past president of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, and regularly argues cases in the Minnesota appellate courts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He annotates the Federal Judicial Center's Manual for Complex Litigation, published and distributed nationally by Thomson West. David has served as Special Master several times, appointed by judges in a variety of complex cases.
Academy of Court-Appointed Masters is the only national organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of the bench and bar on the use of court adjuncts, special masters, court monitors, judicial referees, or masters of chancery, collectively referred to herein as "special masters." Considered thought-leaders in the field, all members have acted as special masters and many are former state and federal court judges. Visit: courtappointedmasters.org.