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Maslon's Appellate Attorneys Contribute Chapters to Minnesota CLE's Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual

February 15, 2016

Maslon litigators Michael McCarthy, Wayne Moskowitz, and Haley Schaffer contributed several chapters to the 7th edition of Minnesota CLE's Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual. Additionally, Maslon attorney David Herr continues to serve as editor of this treatise, having been the original editor and author in 1994. The book is designed to be a primary resource for attorneys representing clients in its namesake jurisdiction, written with an eye for comprehensiveness and edited to serve as a quick reference tool.

The contributions of Maslon's appellate team included:

  • Chapter 3 - Appellate Court Jurisdiction 
    Mike McCarthy 
  • Chapter 6 - Responding to an Appeal and Voluntary Dismissal 
    Wayne Moskowitz 
  • Chapter 9 - Motions Practice and Summary Disposition of Appeal 
    Haley Schaffer

The manual is also considered the leading treatise on Eighth Circuit practice and is highly regarded by bench and bar.

David is a highly regarded 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. In addition to being a past president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, David is a past president of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, and he regularly advises clients and argues cases in the Minnesota and federal appellate courts. He annotates the Federal Judicial Center's Manual for Complex Litigation, published and distributed nationally by Thomson West.

Mike is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and chair of the firm's Governance Committee, which manages the firm. His experience includes representing clients in complex litigation and appeals 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.

Wayne is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group with more than twenty-five years' experience handling all aspects of complex business litigation, including business torts, contract disputes, and partnership and shareholder disputes. For the past twenty years, Wayne has been representing employers and employees in covenant-not-to-compete and trade secret litigation across the nation. A former judicial clerk with the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Wayne is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching appellate advocacy at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Haley is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and member of Maslon's Governance Committee, which manages the law firm. She focuses her practice on high-stakes business litigation and appeals, including business torts, contract disputes, and partnership and shareholder disputes. She has represented local and national clients in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in arbitrations. Haley has significant expertise in licensing, trade secrets, non-compete, unfair competition, trademark, and royalty-related cases. She also has significant expertise in ownership and governance disputes in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Haley has been repeatedly recognized on the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list by Super Lawyers®.

To learn more, go to: Minnesota CLE's Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual.


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