David Herr, an appellate attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, has authored two publications—the 2016 edition of the Annotated Manual for Complex Litigation Fourth and the 2016 edition of the Multidistrict Litigation Manual: Practice Before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation—both published by Thomson West.
The Annotated Manual provides attorneys and judges with detailed guidance on the management of complex litigation, analyzing cases that construe Federal Judicial Center Manual provisions. It also examines case management techniques, including issues of class action, certification, mass torts, and the power of the Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to transfer cases. Many consider this treatise the most authoritative single-volume resource on these subjects.
The Multidistrict Litigation Manual: Practice Before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation covers the increasing role of the panel, providing guidance on how it operates and decides important motions. It also provides detailed annotations to the Multidistrict Litigation Statute and was cited and quoted with approval by the United States Supreme Court in 2014. Additionally, the book offers guidance for facing a potential transfer of a case filed in a home district and tries to answer many of the practical questions that can arise from that situation.
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. David is past president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, past president of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, and regularly argues cases in the Minnesota appellate courts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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