• 06.01.11

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Benjamin W. Hulse to be Panelist at Association for Corporate Growth Conference on June 21, 2011

    Blackwell Burke P.A. partner Benjamin W. Hulse will participate as a panelist at the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) 2011 Upper Midwest Connection Conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 21st. Brian Boyle, Food and Beverage Specialist with McGladrey Capital Markets, will moderate the panel entitled, “The Changing Landscape of the Food and Beverage Industry.” The ACG is “the global community for middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders focused on driving growth.” Mr. Hulse will be discussing the regulatory issues and litigation risks involved in the acquisition of food and beverage companies. Before joining Blackwell Burke P.A. in June of…
  • 03.09.11

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partners to Present at GMA Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference on May 5, 2011 in Chicago

    Blackwell Burke P.A. partners Jerry W. Blackwell and Corey L. Gordon will present a session entitled, “The Wizard of Oz and the ‘Expert’ Behind the Curtain: Deconstructing Junk Science and Winning your Case” on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference in Chicago. The GMA is the main trade group of the food industry. Its members include the makers of food, beverages, and other consumer products. Plaintiffs rely on expert testimony in nearly every foodborne illness lawsuit. This presentation will offer a practical discussion and presentation of successful approaches to Daubert motions and jury trials,…
  • 03.04.11

    Governor Dayton Appoints Jerry W. Blackwell to the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Appointments

    Today Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of Jerry W. Blackwell as an at-large member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection. The Commission solicits judicial candidates, evaluating their credentials, and recommending candidates to the Governor for appointment. Governor Dayton’s press release is available here. Mr. Blackwell is a founder and Chairman of the Board of Blackwell Burke P.A. He serves as national counsel for several major corporations, having represented them in federal and state courts in 47 states, Australia, England, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Mr. Blackwell has broad expertise in civil litigation, specializing in class action defense, products liability…
  • 02.07.11

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Congratulates Senior Associate Micah Mitchell Hines on Her Appointment to the Dayton Administration

    Minneapolis law firm Blackwell Burke P.A. congratulates senior associate Micah Mitchell Hines on her appointment to serve as Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Ms. Hines begins working for Governor Dayton today. “Ms. Hines’s intelligence, creativity, and work ethic will serve Governor Dayton and the people of Minnesota well,” said Jerry W. Blackwell, Blackwell Burke P.A.’s chairman and founding partner. “We will miss her professionally and personally, but we share in the excitement of her appointment.” Ms. Hines joins the Dayton administration after having been a senior associate at Blackwell Burke P.A. since 2009. At Blackwell Burke P.A.,…

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