Max Heerman

Max Heerman

Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation, Medtronic

Max Heerman is Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation (in-house) for Medtronic, world's largest stand-alone medical device company. He manages the company's defense in high-risk product liability cases, including federal MDL's and other high-volume coordinated proceedings. He also manages high risk commercial cases, such as shareholder class actions. Heerman has extensive experience developing and executing litigation strategy, managing substantial litigation budgets, and overseeing all work conducted by outside counsel. He manages key components of Medtronic's network of preferred outside counsel, and work with outside groups on litigation reform issues of significant concern to the company.

Heerman's experience also includes advising business executives on litigation strategy and risk, supervising internal investigations, responding to government investigations, managing employment litigation, developing and executing on process improvements to bolster the efficiency of the Medtronic legal department, and mentoring and supervising junior attorneys, paralegals, and administrative professionals. Prior to joining Medtronic, he accummulated almost 15 years of large law firm experience litigating product liability and business disputes, including financial fraud cases and class action wage and hour claims.