Stephanie Laws focuses her practice on product liability litigation defense, representing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in complex product liability and consumer protection actions nationwide. Prior to joining Maslon, Stephanie worked at two large national law firms practicing product liability and employment litigation defense. She has also completed multiple client secondments, providing powerful insights into in-house legal operations and client business needs.
Stephanie has substantial experience in all phases of pre-trial civil litigation, including successful early dismissal of claims based on federal preemption and other grounds, factual investigation and risk assessment, written discovery and depositions, dispositive motion practice, and settlement negotiations. As a problem solver, Stephanie leverages this experience, along with her understanding of client business needs, to either effectively implement early resolution strategies or vigorously defend against claims as appropriate.
Stephanie is a 2012 cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an associate editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law. She earned her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2018 (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.)
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)