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Erica Holzer Elected to Serve as Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section Council

June 14, 2021

Erica Holzer, a partner in Maslon’s Litigation Group with particular experience in appellate law, has been elected to serve as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section beginning July 1, 2021. The Appellate Practice Section of the MSBA helps educate appellate practitioners, offers opportunities for those practitioners to connect with the bench, and provides pro bono training and opportunities in the appellate arena.

To learn more, go to: MSBA — Appellate Practice Section.

Erica represents clients in complex commercial disputes primarily in the areas of tort and product liability, consumer fraud, business torts, and breach of contract actions. Erica's product liability defense work spans many industries, with particular experience in FDA-approved medical devices, representing a major medical device manufacturer in federal and state courts throughout the country. She has also developed specialized experience providing advice and compliance support to government contractors and companies on public law issues, particularly state and federal open records laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Erica is also an experienced appellate attorney. She has argued before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and has authored, co-authored, and edited dozens of appellate briefs. She is frequently sought out to provide advice on appeals in the 8th Circuit and the appellate courts of Minnesota. Erica is co-author of the leading treatise on Minnesota appellate law, and authors a chapter in the 8th Circuit Appellate Practice Manual. She also serves as a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure.

Maslon clients regularly comment that they view Erica not only as a sophisticated lawyer and trusted legal advisor, but also as a valuable business partner. Her strategic instincts and exceptional writing abilities have secured key wins for clients, both at the trial level and on appeal.

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