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Maslon Law Firm Elects Governance Committee

May 17, 2007

The law firm of Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP, is pleased to announce the election of Doug Holod and re-election of Cooper Ashley and David Herr to the firm's Governance Committee. Cooper Ashley was elected to serve as Chair of the Governance Committee. Doug Holod will replace Terri Krivosha, who stepped down after five years on the Committee to focus on her successful practice.

Cooper Ashley is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group. His practice focuses on products liability matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, toxic tort litigation and policyholder insurance coverage cases. Throughout his career, Cooper also has litigated significant fire and explosion cases. Cooper's courtroom experience is extensive, including numerous jury and bench trials in state and federal courts; appellate arguments before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court; binding arbitrations; and more than 100 successful mediations. Cooper has appeared in court on behalf of clients in multiple jurisdictions across the country. He earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

David Herr is an appellate lawyer and complex case litigator. 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, who is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, regularly argues cases in the Minnesota appellate courts and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also annotates the Federal Judicial Center's Manual for Complex Litigation, published and distributed nationally by West Group. Herr earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

Doug Holod is a business lawyer with over 16 years of business law experience and four years of business experience. Doug has been Chair of Maslon's Business & Securities Group for the past 6 years. Doug advises companies, from emerging through mature, on corporate, general business and strategic matters. He frequently assists emerging business in corporate structuring, raising capital, general counseling and in transactions such as acquisitions and sales. For more mature businesses, Doug frequently plays an active role in capital transactions such as private or public offerings or transactions such as mergers and acquisitions or MBOs. His vast experience and keen insight has made him a valued and trusted business and legal adviser to many businesses. He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.


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