Jevon Bindman, David Herr, and Erica Holzer, attorneys in Maslon's Litigation Group, will present at Minnesota CLE's 2020 Civil Litigator Update on January 30, 2020. David and Erica, co-chairs of the program, will provide a short welcome and introduction. Jevon will co-present a session titled "New Minnesota and Federal Rules," where he will discuss recent developments relating to the Minnesota Civil Rules, General Rules of Practice, and Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure as well as their federal counterparts, including a focused look at the new timing rules for Minnesota litigation effective January 1, 2020.
Jevon focuses his work on construction and appellate litigation as well as general commercial matters. He has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, and sureties in construction and design defect claims, delay and extra work claims, performance and payment bond claims, and mechanics liens. payment bond claims, and mechanics liens. Jevon has significant trial practice experience, having taken complex construction matters to jury verdict. He is skilled in all stages of pre-trial civil litigation, including leveraging written discovery and deposition testimony to improve settlement position, drafting successful dispositive motions to avoid trial risks, and working with expert witnesses. Jevon was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence.
David is a highly regarded appellate lawyer and complex case litigator. 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. David is past president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, past president of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, and regularly argues cases in the Minnesota appellate courts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He annotates the Federal Judicial Center's Manual for Complex Litigation, published and distributed nationally by Thomson West. For many years, David has served in a reporter role for the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committees on the Rules of Civil Procedure, General Rules of Practice, and Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure.
Erica represents clients in complex commercial disputes primarily in the areas of tort and product liability, consumer fraud, business torts, and breach of contract actions. Erica's product liability defense work spans many industries, with particular experience in FDA-approved medical devices, representing a major medical device manufacturer in federal and state courts throughout the country. She has also developed specialized experience providing advice and compliance support to government contractors and companies on public law issues, particularly state and federal open records laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and the federal Freedom of Information Act. Erica was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure.
For more information, go to: 2020 Civil Litigator Update.