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The MSBA Appellate Practice
Annual Dinner & Meeting

"Coleman v. Franken: The Importance of Legal Narrative and the Rule of Law"

Marc E. Elias, Perkins Coie, Partner

Marc Elias was lead counsel for Senator Al Franken in the 2008 Minnesota Senate election recount and contest – the largest recount and contest in American history. He successfully argued the case before the Minnesota State Supreme Court that resulted in a unanimous decision affirming that Franken had received the highest number of votes legally cast in the 2008 general election for United States Senator.

Marc specializes in representing public elected officials, candidates, parties, and corporations in connection with campaign finance, ethics and white-collar criminal defense matters. Marc’s clients include the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and numerous U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors and their campaigns. Marc also represents fortune 500 companies, national non-profit organizations, prominent lobbying firms, Am Law 100 law firms, and individuals in matters related to campaign finance, lobbying disclosure and government ethics.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for



Date:   Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Time: Social Hour- 6:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting- 6:45 p.m.
Dinner and Program 7:00 p.m.
Location:   Christos
214 4th Street East- Union Depot
Saint Paul, MN 55101 

*Entree choices will be provided at the Christos


Section Members:  $30.00
Non-Appellate Practice Section members :  $35.00