October 21, 2009

John Mandler Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Faegre & Benson is pleased to announce that John Mandler, a partner in the litigation practice, has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. John's extensive trial experience is indicative of the depth Faegre & Benson has to offer our clients in the food, agriculture and biofuels industry.

Since joining Faegre & Benson in 1988, John has tried a variety of commercial contract matters and product liability cases. He is the leader of the firm's agribusiness litigation practice and has litigated product liability, class action and toxic tort cases across the country for clients such as BASF Corp., Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Pioneer and Syngenta. John recently represented DuPont in a four-month trial of the claims of four bellwether plaintiffs from a group of over 400 farmers alleging off-target movement of herbicide applied by the Bureau of Land Management on government-controlled, fire-damaged land to control invasive weed species.

John has worked closely with in-house counsel and business people to obtain success for our clients in the courtroom. When teamwork is essential, he exhibits strong leadership, strategic insightfulness and a collaborative approach.

The Faegre & Benson food, agriculture and biofuels group includes over 100 lawyers and represents many of the world's leading companies in the agriculture and food industry.

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Fellowship into the college is extended by invitation only to lawyers with at least 15 years of trial experience and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest ethical and moral standards and exemplary personal character. The fellowship comprises only 5,000 lawyers throughout the United States and Canada and represents all branches of trial practice to provide a balanced voice on important issues affecting the administration of justice. Lawyers who make up the fellowship are widely regarded as the best within their state or province, as membership can never exceed more than 1 percent of the total lawyer population within that state or province.

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