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Maslon Partner Katie Maechler Appointed Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Practice Group

August 16, 2021

Maslon is pleased to announce that Partner Katie Maechler has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the law firm's Litigation Practice Group. In this capacity, Katie joins Partner James Killian, co-chair since 2016, to help guide the strategy and direction of the practice group, with particular attention to client service, attorney training and development, and competitive effectiveness.

Katie specializes in product liability litigation and has successfully represented device manufacturers in federal and state courts throughout the country. She has extensive experience defending federal preemption of claims involving FDA-approved medical devices and creating strategies for related litigation claims centered on device safety notifications and recalls. Katie particularly excels in deposing fact witnesses and health care providers as well as deposing and defending medical, human factors, and technical experts.

Katie has been instrumental in leveraging written discovery and deposition testimony on behalf of her clients to reduce and eliminate litigation risk by way of dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution. She takes a strategic approach to her matters, and she works to negotiate early, reasonable settlement offers when possible and to aggressively defend each action when not.

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