Maslon is pleased to announce that David Herr, an appellate attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, was recently reappointed to serve as member and Reporter for two Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committees. David will serve three-year terms on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure and the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on General Rules of Practice.
The Chief Justice appoints the committee members whose terms are limited to no more than six years. Committee members receive no payment for their service. The rules committees include not only federal judges, but also practicing lawyers, law professors, state chief justices, and high-level officials from the Department of Justice and federal public defender organizations.
Reporters for each Judicial Committee are appointed by the Chief Justice and are viewed as leading experts in their respective fields. In his role as reporter, David will lead research of relevant law and draft memoranda analyzing suggested rule changes, develop proposed drafts of rules for committee consideration, review and summarize public comments on proposed amendments, and generate the committee notes and other materials documenting the rules committees' work.
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 has authored two publications—the 2016 edition of the Multidistrict Litigation Manual: Practice Before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the 2016 edition of the Annotated Manual for Complex Litigation Fourth—both published by Thomson West. David was recently presented with the Francis McGovern Writing Award by the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters.