Maslon is pleased to announce that attorneys Adam Duerr, Erica Holzer, Stephanie Laws, and Susan Markey have been elected to the law firm's Partnership, effective January 1, 2021. The election acknowledges their tremendous skill, experience, professionalism, and commitment to client service.
Adam is a partner in Maslon's Corporate & Securities Group and assists both public and private companies as well as private equity funds in an array of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and internal reorganizations. He also advises clients on corporate governance, operating, compliance, and contractual matters. Before joining Maslon, he served as in-house counsel at a Global Fortune 6 company, providing legal corporate governance support to its domestic and international subsidiaries. Adam also brings beneficial experience from having worked at two large private law firms.
Erica is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and represents clients in complex commercial disputes primarily in the areas of tort and product liability, consumer fraud, business torts, and breach of contract actions. Her 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. Erica is also an experienced appellate attorney. Erica has authored, co-authored, and edited dozens of appellate briefs, and is frequently sought out to provide advice on appeals in the Eighth Circuit and the appellate courts of Minnesota. Along with her dedicated work for clients, Erica is committed to advancing the profession through leadership, education, mentorship, and pro bono service. She regularly devotes several hundred hours each year to pro bono work on behalf of the ACLU of Minnesota, the Innocence Project of Minnesota, individual pro bono clients, and the MSBA.
Stephanie is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group. She represents businesses in product liability and consumer protection matters, internal investigations, and other complex civil litigation in Minnesota and nationwide. Stephanie's product liability bandwidth covers multiple industries, focusing on defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in actions involving FDA-regulated products. Following multiple client secondments, she understands the interplay between litigation and business needs, and partners with clients to solve problems in a way that works for them. Stephanie serves on Maslon’s Pro Bono Committee and maintains an active practice, including representing victims of domestic violence seeking orders for protection against their abusers and representing asylum seekers, among other endeavors. Prior to joining Maslon, Stephanie was a product liability litigation defense attorney in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and also worked as an employment litigator at Littler Mendelson P.C.
Susan is a partner in Maslon's Corporate & Securities Group and represents clients in general corporate, taxation, and nonprofit matters. She draws from a diverse background in government, accounting, and law to serve as a holistic business advisor, and strongly believes that tax and corporate advice should be both easy to understand and practical. Susan assists clients with a wide array of tax issues, including tax controversies, audits, appeals, planning, and structuring, as well as researching tax law, drafting legal appeals, and memoranda. In addition to her tax practice, Susan counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, business formation, joint ventures, and general corporate matters, while leveraging her tax background to help guide them toward profitable solutions.