Minnesota Lawyer named product liability and mass torts partner John Mandler and finance and restructuring partner Jane Maschka as “POWER 30: Business Litigation” honorees. The recognition focuses on those whose mere presence on a case signifies the stakes, who have influenced the direction of the law, whose leadership in the community is pervasive and whose respect within the bar is undeniable.
To select honorees, the publication interviewed respected attorneys and other leaders around the state, reviewed outcomes of myriad significant cases handled by these and other attorneys, and consulted its archives to highlight people whose achievements and influence are recognized as powerful business litigators in Minnesota.
In Mandler’s profile, Minnesota Lawyer highlighted his career at the firm, which started more than 32 years ago, and his focus on toxic torts and the food and agribusiness industries. The very complexity of the cases is what he likes about them, he said. Mandler also noted some of his clients’ current litigation concerns, as well as his pro bono work on a class action pending in the New Mexico Supreme Court. Read John's profile.
In an interview with the publication, Maschka discussed how the question often arises whether a corporation is what it appears to be, particularly in two types of situations: fraudulent or fraud-like activity by the parent and mass tort situations in which the parent did not capitalize the subsidiary. She also mentioned recent favorable rulings for defendants and federal court guidance to banks. Read Jane's profile.
Read the full “POWER 30: Business Litigation” list to learn more (the full article is available for Minnesota Lawyer subscribers).