Maslon is pleased to announce that attorney Keiko Sugisaka has been appointed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton as an at-large member of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The Commission on Judicial Selection solicits, considers, and recommends candidates to the Governor for vacancies in the District Trial Courts and the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals. Upon request by the Governor, the Commission has also considered candidates to the appellate courts. It is a joint Commission—appointed by the Governor and the Supreme Court—made up of nine at-large members, including the Chair, and four district members from each of the ten Judicial Districts. Commission members appointed by the Governor serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
Keiko is the chair of Maslon's Tort & Product Liability Group as well as a partner and trial lawyer in Maslon's Litigation Group. She focuses her practice primarily in the areas of products liability, complex business, and intellectual property cases, including consolidated and multi-district litigation. Keiko has broad experience successfully representing clients in federal and state courts nationwide involving product liability defense; patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; director/officer liability; trade secret misappropriation; unfair competition; and commercial disputes. She also has extensive experience in all stages of complex and large-scale discovery and e-discovery issues. At Maslon, Keiko serves as a member of the firm's recruiting committee, co-chair of its diversity committee, and chair of its technology committee.