June 01, 2022
Brief 14: Steve Schleicher on Control in Cross-Examination

Steve Schleicher shares how he stayed in control during his cross-examination of the defence expert on use of force, during the trial of Derek Chauvin.


In these 'Brief' episodes, we select highlights from previous interviews. This Brief is taken from episode 14.

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Steve Schleicher

Steve L. Schleicher is a Partner of Maslon LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s Government & Internal Investigations Group. Steve’s work focuses on high stakes criminal and civil litigation, government and internal investigations, and appellate practice. In his white collar criminal defense practice, Steve represents individuals accused of financial crimes involving health care, agriculture, and corporate embezzlement. His investigation practice includes high profile investigations of private security companies, and into government compliance on behalf of health care providers, including hospital systems and physicians.

Steve also served as a prosecutor on the Jacob Wetterling case in 2016, prosecuting Danny Heinrich on federal child pornography charges that led to his confession to Jacob’s kidnapping and murder as well as the recovery of his remains. Steve was recognised as an “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer for his work.

As a former federal prosecutor, Steve worked for 13 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, serving as the Deputy Criminal Chief of the Special Prosecution Section (2014- 2016). Steve also has experience in military courts, having served as a JAG Corps Officer in the United States Army Reserve for 10 years.

Steve has won a number of awards, including Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer of the Year for his extensive pro bono work, the Minnesota State Association of Narcotics Investigators Presidents Award, the Minnesota State Bar Association Public Law Section Julius E. Gernes Prosecutor Award, and the International Association of Arson Investigators (Minnesota Chapter) Arson Prosecutor of the Year.