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Maslon Attorneys Stephanie Laws, Katie Maechler, and Jeremy Krahn Author Guest Post for Drug & Device Law Blog

December 10, 2021

Maslon Partners Stephanie Laws and Katie Maechler, co-chairs of the Tort & Product Liability Group, and litigation attorney Jeremy Krahn, have authored a guest post for the prestigious Drug & Device Law blog titled "Why These Minnesota Diehards Are Rooting for Wisconsin: Rennick and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine." In the post, the attorneys make a case for the adoption of the learned intermediary doctrine in Wisconsin. According to blog editor and renowned life sciences policy analyst James M. Beck, "Anybody planning to assert the LIR [learned intermediary rule] in Wisconsin should definitely study this post."

To read the article, go to: Drug & Device Law blog—"Guest Post – Why These Minnesota Diehards Are Rooting for Wisconsin: Rennick and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine"

Stephanie defends companies in product liability matters in state and federal courts nationwide, with a focus on FDA-regulated products. She is experienced in all phases of litigation—from fact investigation through trial—with particular experience with complex and large-scale discovery, including e-discovery issues and working with experts. In addition to aggressively litigating claims, Stephanie has a proven track record of leveraging early resolution strategies to further business goals.

Katie focuses her practice on product liability defense litigation, and has successfully represented clients of varying sizes across a range of product industries in federal and state courts throughout the country. She has particular expertise defending major medical device manufacturers’ FDA-approved devices in claims centered on medical device safety notifications and recalls, including significant experience deposing fact witnesses, health care providers, and medical, human factors, and technical experts. She can help you navigate every stage of litigation, from pre-suit claims through trial of complex lawsuits, while simultaneously strategizing to protect your business and reduce risk at every stage in between. She has a reputation for developing a deep understanding of her clients’ products, and for working diligently to successfully position matters for resolution prior to the expense of trial.

Jeremy is a business litigator concentrating on product liability defense, corporate trust litigation, and commercial disputes. Before joining Maslon, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Matthew E. Johnson at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and taught constitutional law as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Jeremy received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Mitchell Hamline, where he served as executive editor of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review.

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