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David Herr and David Schultz Appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure

July 22, 2008

David Herr and David Schultz have been appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure. David Herr has also been appointed Reporter for the Advisory Committee. Their appointments are effective as of July 1, 2008.

The role of the Advisory Committee is to assist the Minnesota Supreme Court in its rulemaking function. This key committee advises on the rules of civil appellate procedure as well as appellate court procedure. The members of this committee are highly experienced appellate lawyers and have significant influence as they offer their perspectives and expertise with the Court. The Court relies heavily on the information and support provided by the Advisory Committee in making changes to the rules.

David Herr's role as Reporter involves drafting the committee's reports, research of the proposals and offering recommendations.

David Herr is the President of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters and past President of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. 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. Herr regularly argues cases in the Minnesota appellate courts and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. He annotates the Federal Judicial Center's Manual for Complex Litigation, published and distributed nationally by Thomson West.

David Schultz focuses his practice on trial and appellate work in intellectual property and commercial litigation, mass tort and product liability, and civil and criminal fraud. He has also developed a niche practice in conducting public and private investigations. Schultz is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has argued more than 40 cases before several federal circuits as well as the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.


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