Tom Boyd, a shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, along with Marianne Short of UnitedHealth Group Inc. and David F. Herr of Maslon LLP co-wrote a chapter in an updated version of Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel published by Thomson Reuters. Their chapter, “Appeals,” addresses appeals in the civil litigation process. The chapter focuses on the management of appeals as much as on appellate procedure itself; and it provides a complete, but succinct, analysis of typical appellate procedure. While commenting on civil appeals, much of the authors’ discussion would apply with equal force to criminal proceedings. The focus of this chapter is on managing appellate work to optimize clients’ results while drawing on the combined contributions of inside and outside counsel.

May 7, 2021