Haley Schaffer is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and member of Maslon's Governance Committee, which is a three-person committee that manages the law firm. Haley represents local and national clients in a wide range of high-stakes business disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. Haley has significant experience handling complex breach of contract disputes and various aspects of intellectual property disputes, including licensing, trade secrets, unfair competition, and royalty-related cases. She also has significant expertise in ownership and governance disputes in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
Haley has repeatedly received state-wide recognition for her litigation skills and business acumen. She has been selected for inclusion on the 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, and she was on the Rising Stars list from 2005-2015. She also has been recognized on the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list by Super Lawyers® from 2012-2016. Most recently, Haley was selected as a 2016 Women in Business Award Winner by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, whose honorees were recognized for their professional achievements, leadership, and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community.
Haley frequently presents to the Minnesota Bar on a wide range of civil litigation and appellate topics and publishes regularly on these topics, including co-authoring two chapters in the recent Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual.
Additionally, Haley is a current member of Women President's Organization, an organization formed to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs and to promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries.
She is also very committed to pro bono service. Together with colleagues at Maslon, she has spent nearly 10 years representing a death row inmate in Texas.
Prior to joining Maslon, Haley completed a clerkship for The Honorable
David S. Doty of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Haley received her law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University Law School, where she was a member of Northwestern's law review. She also is a member of the Order of the Coif and a recipient of the Bell, Boyd & Lloyd Appellate Advocacy Award. She received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Princeton University.
Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2016 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2005-2015 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2012-2016 (The annual edition of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list features attorneys who received the highest point totals in the previous year's Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)
Pro Bono Award, for commitment to pro bono service, Maslon LLP, 2009, 2016
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)