MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The law firm of Maslon LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Katie Maechler has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the law firm’s Litigation Practice Group. In this capacity, Maechler joins Partner James Killian, co-chair since 2016, to help guide the strategy and direction of the practice group, with particular attention to client service, attorney training and development, and competitive effectiveness.
Maechler specializes in product liability litigation and has successfully represented device manufacturers in federal and state courts throughout the country. She has extensive experience defending federal preemption of claims involving FDA-approved medical devices and creating strategies for related litigation claims centered on device safety notifications and recalls. Maechler particularly excels in deposing fact witnesses and health care providers as well as deposing and defending medical, human factors, and technical experts.