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Steve Schleicher, Nicole Narotzky, and Katie Maechler to Present at the 2018 Products Liability SuperCourse for The Network of Trial Law Firms and ACC Minnesota; David Suchar to Co-Chair the Seminar

September 21, 2018

Steve Schleicher, Nicole Narotzky, and Katie Maechler, partners in Maslon's Litigation Group, will present at the Products Liability Super Course produced by The Network of Trial Law Firms and ACC Minnesota on September 21, 2018. David Suchar, also a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, will serve as co-chair of the event.

Steve will present on "Telling the Corporate Story: Advantages and Potential Pitfalls of Good Conduct Evidence." During his presentation, Steve will address messaging against corporate bias at all stages of litigation—from motion practice to trial, including evidentiary issues and best practices.

Nicole will serve as a panelist for a presentation titled "MDL – To Centralize or Not Centralize, That is the Question," which will explore initial considerations in the MDL process and beyond, including: the number of cases currently filed; the potential growth of litigation with common questions of fact; the likelihood of inconsistent rulings and competing scheduling orders; and more.

Katie will serve as a panelist for a presentation titled "Ethics and Social Media – Is It Truly Old Wine, New Bottle?" Panel members will discuss how social media shapes the duties of competency, evidence preservation, and confidentiality, in addition to addressing how social media may be used for investigations, discovery, and trial.

David is a skilled trial attorney as well as chair of Maslon's Construction & Real Estate Litigation Group and co-chair of the firm's Government & Internal Investigations Group. He regularly represents clients in government and internal investigations, construction and insurance coverage disputes, and a variety of commercial litigation. As a former federal prosecutor, David has years of experience counseling and representing clients at trial and through all aspects of government, administrative, and internal investigations as well as over a decade of experience litigating various contract and commercial matters in state and federal courts across the country. The 2018 edition of Chambers USA ranks David as one of the top construction lawyers in Minnesota.

Steve has 22 years' experience as a trial lawyer and serves as co-chair of Maslon's Government & Internal Investigations Group. He concentrates his work on high stakes civil litigation and products liability cases, government and internal investigations, and white-collar criminal matters. Before joining Maslon, Steve spent his career as a prosecuting attorney. He has had numerous jury trials and has prosecuted many criminal cases, including murder and other violent crime; complex narcotics conspiracies; racketeering; organized crime; fraud; and civil rights violations.

Nicole is the co-chair of Maslon's Litigation Group and co-chair of Maslon's Tort & Product Liability Group. She focuses her practice on product liability litigation, and she has successfully defended major medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in federal and state courts throughout the country. Nicole has significant experience with the issues of federal preemption and regulatory control over claims involving FDA-approved medical devices. She also has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of commercial disputes, including construction law and intellectual property disputes.

Katie focuses her practice on product liability litigation, and she has successfully represented major medical device manufacturers in federal and state courts throughout the country. Katie has experience defending preemption of claims involving FDA-approved medical devices and creating strategies for related litigation claims centered on medical device safety notifications and recalls. Katie 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.

For more information or to register, go to: Trial Network's Products Liability SuperCourse.


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