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Judah A. Druck

Associate

3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
New York
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota
  • E.D. New York
  • S.D. New York
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit
  • Eighth Circuit

Leadership & Community

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Cardozo Society: Program Committee 2018-present
  • Congregation Darchei Noam: President-elect 2020-present
  • The Advocates for Human Rights: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer

Overview

Judah Druck represents corporate and individual policyholders in insurance coverage and complex business disputes. Judah’s experience includes advising clients and litigating actions concerning product liabilities, environmental and toxic tort liabilities, directors and officers-related liabilities, first-party property loss, business interruption, and broker negligence. Judah has recently represented clients in insurance coverage disputes concerning COVID-19 losses.

Judah also maintains a robust commercial litigation practice spanning multiple industries and forums, ranging from representing investment banking firms in federal appeals, to representing medical device manufacturers in federal and state courts, to litigating putative class actions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Judah’s pro bono practice includes seeking orders for protection with The Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project and applications for asylum with The Advocates for Human Rights.

Judah is a cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School, where he served as an editor on the Cornell Law Review and a managing editor of the Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Bulletin. He earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Before joining Maslon, Judah practiced at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Experience

  • Navigators Specialty Insurance Company v. Depomed, Inc. n/k/a/ Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2019). Representation of opioid manufacturer seeking coverage under life sciences product liability policies for hundreds of opioid lawsuits brought as part of the nationwide opioid litigation.
  • Insurance coverage counsel for Fortune 100 manufacturing company regarding mass tort and environmental liabilities.
  • Insurance coverage counsel for health club chain related to claims against insurer for COVID-19 business interruption.
  • Insurance coverage counsel for former owner and officer of energy trading company regarding broker’s negligent procurement of D&O policy.
  • Counsel for heavy equipment manufacturer against managers of corporate owned life insurance program (COLI) and associated broker-dealers.
  • Insurance coverage counsel for industrial fan manufacturer regarding coverage under CGL policies.
  • Counsel for global medical device manufacturer in tort matters related to PMA and 510k medical devices in federal and state courts throughout the country.
  • Counsel for bank holding company in litigation concerning bondholder dispute.
  • Long v. Miller, 2017 WL 1968630 (D. Minn. May 11, 2017). Represented former CEO of multimillion-dollar business in shareholder oppression and wrongful termination dispute. Successfully moved in federal court to compel private arbitration.

Pro Bono

  • Pro bono representation of transgender woman facing potential deportation after fleeing anti-LGBTQ+ persecution in her home country, referred by The Advocates for Human Rights.
  • Pro Bono litigation regarding copper-sulfide mining project – Member of team of Maslon lawyers providing pro bono counsel to environmental organizations in several related and complex challenges to a copper-sulfide mine project proposed to be built within the Lake Superior watershed and in close proximity to the Boundary Waters. Representative case: Matter of NorthMet Project Permit to Mine Application Dated December 2017, A18-1952, __ N.W.2d __, 2020 WL 130728, at *1 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2020).
  • Pro bono representation of amici curiae American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, League of Women Voters Minnesota, Jewish Community Action, Education Minnesota, and Project Vote in petition to the Supreme Court of Minnesota regarding voter eligibility dispute. Representative case: Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Simon, 885 N.W.2d 660 (Minn. 2016).

Honors

Attorney of the YearMinnesota Lawyer, 2019

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018-2019 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 (These awards recognize attorneys, who are earlier in their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.)

November 12, 2019
October 29, 2018
November 15, 2012

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