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Maslon Law Firm Elects Governance Committee

May 28, 2003

The law firm of Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP, is pleased to announce that Cooper Ashley, Gary Haugen and Terri Krivosha were elected to the Governance Committee, the firm's management committee. Terri Krivosha has been elected as Chair of the Governance Committee.

Cooper S. Ashley is a Partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, and served as the Group's head of operations. Cooper's practice is focused primarily on mass tort liability matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. As he has for over twenty years, he continues to litigate significant fire and explosion cases on behalf of both. Cooper also has significant trial experience as in historic preservation litigation and policyholder insurance coverage disputes. His courtroom experience is extensive: numerous first-chair jury and bench trials in state and federal courts; appellate arguments before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc), the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals; binding arbitrations; successful mediations in over one hundred cases; and related discovery and motion practice. Cooper has appeared in court on behalf of clients in multiple jurisdictions, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Montana, Texas, Nevada, Florida and North Dakota.

Gary J. Haugen is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group. A central focus of his practice is the litigation of insurance-related disputes, product liability, mass tort and professional liability claims. He has represented policyholders and insurers in disputes involving property, liability, life, health and disability insurance. Gary has represented product manufacturers, drug and medical device companies, utilities and other companies in product liability and mass tort litigation. He is a frequent lecturer on a broad range of insurance and tort litigation subjects. Gary is a former member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota where he taught insurance law. He serves as general counsel to the Minnesota Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association and is the former chair of Federal Practice Committee for U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Terri Krivosha assists businesses of all sizes to realize their goals, including initial formation, capitalization, growth through merger or acquisition, governance, or general business matters. Terri serves as a valued business advisor to her clients to structure transactions to be "win-win" for all parties. She also represents companies as they negotiate joint ventures, distribution agreements, licensing transactions and other complex relationships. Terri has a particular knowledge of Israelis and their language and culture and can serve as a valuable bridge to investors in Israeli companies or the companies themselves.


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