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David Schultz Appointed to American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project Steering Committee

March 29, 2011

David Schultz, a member of Maslon's Litigation Group, has been appointed by Stephen Zack, president of the American Bar Association, to serve on the ABA's Death Penalty Representation Project Steering Committee. The steering committee oversees the work of the Death Penalty Representation Project. The Project was created in 1986 to raise awareness about the lack of representation available to Death Row prisoners, to address the urgent need by recruiting competent volunteer attorneys, and to offer these volunteers training and assistance. The Project works for systemic changes in the criminal justice system that would assure that those individuals facing death are represented at all stages of the proceedings from trial through clemency by qualified, adequately compensated counsel.

Steering Committee members for the Project are selected from medium and large civil law firms nationwide who have volunteered to take death penalty cases and who will help to recruit other attorneys. Prior to his appointment, David served as lead pro bono attorney in multiple death penalty cases through the Death Penalty Representation Project.

David Schultz is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group focusing 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 practice in conducting public and private investigations. David is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has developed an active appellate practice having argued more than 40 cases before several federal circuits as well as the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Prior to his career in private practice, David served in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, where he was assigned to the Law Enforcement Section as a white collar crime prosecutor, and the Solicitor General's Section as a civil litigator.


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