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Maslon Of Counsel Attorney Larry Purdy Appointed to Minnesota Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

June 24, 2020

Larry Purdy, Of Counsel Attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, has been appointed to a four year term on the Minnesota Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, effective June 2020. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency, with a mission to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws.

Advisory Committees have recently examined education funding, school discipline disparities, policing practices, mental health and the criminal justice system, legal financial obligations, human trafficking, fair housing, hate crimes, voting rights, and collateral consequences of criminal convictions. In addition to advising the Commission, Advisory Committee reports have contributed to policy changes at the national, state, and local levels.

To read the full announcement, visit: "The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces the Appointment of Advisory Committee Members for Minnesota, New York, and Washington."

Larry has represented clients in complex product liability claims and lawsuits venued in virtually every state as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with a focus on major medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. A significant portion of his practice dealt with the issues of federal preemption and regulatory control over claims involving FDA-approved medical devices. He has tried a variety of cases in jurisdictions around the country involving both medical and non-medical products.

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