NALA - 6.00
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Includes - Ethics - 1.00
Approved for up to 6.0 hours of on-demand CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education. No more than 15.0 hours of on-demand CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
NALA - 6.00
Includes - Ethics - 1.00
JOHN FARICY JR. is the managing partner of the Faricy Law Firm, P.A., in Minneapolis. Mr. Faricy is a complex insurance recovery and business litigator who seeks justice for his clients. He and his firm have extensive experience in large cases, including the recovery of billions of dollars of insurance assets in the asbestos arena. A New York federal district court judge appointed Mr. Faricy a subclass representative in the epic Johns-Manville class action. In that case, he obtained the $10 million "war chest" that was parlayed into a multi-billion dollar insurance recovery. Mr. Faricy represents individual and corporate policyholders in obtaining disputed insurance coverage. He is listed in the Marquis editions of Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. Mr. Faricy was named as a 2005 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. He earned his B.A. degree from Tulane University and his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law.
DAVID P. GRAHAM is a member of the products and professional liability practice group in Dykema's Minneapolis office. He defends products liability litigation for clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device and food industries. Mr. Graham has experience defending health care clients in False Claims Act cases, government investigations related to allegations of fraud, and long-term care malpractice claims. He also has experience representing clients in multi-district litigation, class actions, and consolidated state court proceedings, as well as FDA and USDA food labeling, advertising, and safety matters. In addition, Mr. Graham teaches food law at Hamline University School of Law. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (member, Product Liability and Health Law sections; chair, Food and Drug Law Section), the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute (Product Liability and Medical Device committees), the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, and the Volunteer Lawyers Network (co-chair, Benefactor Board). Mr. Graham earned his B.A. degree from St. Olaf College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law.
MATTHEW SCHAAP is a commercial litigation attorney with Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. He regularly assists small business owners in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including shareholder and member disputes. Mr. Schaap is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin in both state and federal court. He has been actively involved in a variety of cases and has first-chaired many matters, including in a six-day arbitration centered on a business asset sale in which his client was awarded $110,315.50 on a promissory note, $215,000.00 in past due patent royalties and $1.6M in future patent royalties, plus attorneys' fees. Mr. Schaap has also presented successful oral arguments in a number of significant appeals before the Minnesota Court of Appeals (summary judgment in favor of mortgage industry client upheld) and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. (summary judgment in favor of client upheld in Ohio patent infringement litigation against a Wisconsin client). He has been repeatedly named to the Minnesota Rising Stars® List since 2007. Most recently, Mr. Schaap co-authored the lead article in the November/December 2014 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine entitled, "From Workaholism to Work-Life Balance: Change is Within Reach."
BROCK J. SPECHT is a partner with Nichols Kaster, PLLP, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Specht has a nationwide practice representing plaintiffs in complex, class-action lawsuits typically brought on behalf of workers, consumers, and retirees. His experience includes successfully representing clients in complex lawsuits in numerous federal courts across the country, in private arbitration, and before administrative agencies. Mr. Specht also has significant appellate experience arguing cases in both state and federal courts of appeals. Prior to joining Nichols Kaster, PLLP, he practiced with a major Twin Cities law firm for several years, representing both individuals and major corporations in nationwide litigation involving a wide variety of substantive areas of law. Mr. Specht’s pro bono practice includes multiple appointments as a special assistant state public defender, representing clients before the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, teaching appellate brief writing. Mr. Specht has been repeatedly recognized as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers. He graduated with his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, and he earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
HON. BRIDGET ANN SULLIVAN is a District Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial District in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Judge Sullivan was appointed in 2014 and currently presides over family related court cases. She graduated with her B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame, she was a graduate Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and she earned her J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.