Maslon is pleased to announce the election of its 2018 Governance Committee, which manages the firm. Mike McCarthy has served on Maslon's Governance Committee since 2014 and will continue his service as chair in 2018. He is joined by Jason Lien, member since 2017 who will serve as vice chair in 2018, and Bill Mower, a newly elected member of the firm's Governance Committee.
Mike is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group. He represents clients in complex litigation and appeals. He has represented clients in the federal and state appellate courts in Minnesota and North Dakota. Mike has defended putative class actions involving securities and consumer fraud, environmental claims, and antitrust and other alleged statutory violations. He also has experience with and expertise in corporate trust matters, technology-related litigation (including intellectual property disputes), and medical-device liability.
Jason is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group. His litigation practice is focused on representing clients from the construction, real estate, financial services, and food industries. He has been selected for inclusion on the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list and recognized by Chambers USA in the field of construction law. Prior to joining Maslon in 2002, Jason served as a Naval Officer with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, where he represented both the United States and individual service members in courts-martial, administrative hearings, and military appeals. Jason is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1998) and Hamline University (B.A., cum laude, 1994).
Bill is a partner in Maslon's Business & Securities Group and has been helping clients solve problems and pursue opportunities with legal-related advice and counsel for more than 30 years. He represents a wide variety of clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and management buy-outs. Bill counsels public companies in connection with their securities law compliance and general corporate matters and represents issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private securities offerings, secondary offerings, and alternative offerings. He also assists clients with their licensing and joint venture relationships, serves as de-facto general counsel to numerous public and private companies, and has real estate transactional experience.