Mike McCarthy is a partner in the Litigation Group and chair of Maslon's Governance Committee, which manages the firm. He represents clients in complex litigation and appeals.
Mike has represented clients in the federal and state appellate courts in Minnesota and North Dakota. That work has included not only representing the parties to those appeals but also consulting on appeals and filing amicus curiae briefs in appeals to which his client is not a party.
Mike has defended putative class actions involving securities and consumer fraud, environmental claims, and antitrust and other alleged statutory violations. In addition, he has experience with and expertise in corporate trust matters, technology-related litigation (including intellectual property disputes), and medical-device liability.
Before joining Maslon, Mike served as a law clerk to Judge Gerald W. Heaney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Judge
Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Representative Cases in District Courts
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014, 2017-2018
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014, 2017 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)
MIKE WAS SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® 2018 AND RECOGNIZED AS A 2017 NORTH STAR LAWYER BY THE MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION. HE ALSO SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED PRO BONO CLIENT TO SECURE VACATION OF DEATH SENTENCE AFTER 10 YEARS ON DEATH ROW IN TEXAS. ADDITIONALLY, HE WAS
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