Maslon litigator David Herr was invited by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Ligation to speak and lead panel discussions at the annual meeting of transferee judges in Palm Beach, Florida, on Oct. 28, 2009. The meeting brings together all the federal judges who have been assigned multidistrict cases by the Panel. David will make the opening plenary presentation on Wednesday morning on "Applying the Annotated Manual for Complex Litigation" in these cases, discussing his widely used annotations to the Federal Judicial Center's 2004 edition of the Manual
. David will also join Panel Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. (N.D. Ind.) and Prof. Theodore Eisenberg of Cornell Law School in two panel discussions of "Class Action Trends."
In addition to his Annotated Manual, David Herr is also the author of Multidistrict Litigation Manual: Practice before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
, the only single-volume treatise on practice before the Panel. Since its inception, the Panel has transferred over 210,000 actions to other districts to allow them to be heard before a single judge.
Herr is a highly regarded appellate lawyer and handles complex litigation cases. 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. Herr served as President of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (2006-2007) and President of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters (2007-2008). He regularly argues cases in the Minnesota appellate courts and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.