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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Feb. 19, 2021


See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis | Kansas City 

St. Louis

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice welcomes two lawyers to St. Louis area locations.

Jessica S. Holliday joins the Belleville office as of counsel. Her practice focuses on labor and employment, education, commercial litigation and personal injury matters, and since March 2020, her practice has expanded to include the impact of COVID-19 on employers. She earned her law degree from Saint Louis University in 2010.

John T. Brooks joins the St. Louis office as an associate. His practice focuses on the defense of personal injury, premises and product liability matters. Prior to joining Baker Sterchi, Brooks represented governmental entities. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2018.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC is pleased to announce that Robert J. Zafft, of counsel in the firm’s St. Louis office, has been named a Fellow of World Commerce & Contracting (WorldCC), a global business association. 

“We congratulate Robert on his many accomplishments that have earned him this distinction as a World Commerce & Contracting Fellow,” said Kevin T. McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer of the firm. 

A member of the firm's business services group, Zafft advises businesses on cross-border trade and investment, domestic commercial matters, governance, and IT. He teaches business ethics at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of the recently published book The Right Way to Win: Making Business Ethics Work in the Real World.

Zafft has participated in numerous WorldCC events and has written for the organization’s Contracting Excellence Journal. WorldCC will distribute a mini course on business ethics by Zafft, who also will have roles in future WorldCC programs and corporate training.  

Fellows of WorldCC comprise professional, academic and business leaders who have made significant contributions to the development of contract and commercial management. Formerly known as the International Association of Contract and Commercial Managers, WorldCC is a not-for-profit global organization that seeks to promote standards and raise capabilities in commercial practice and to equip members with knowledge and networks that support successful contracts and commercial relationships.

Kansas City

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice welcomes Joanna B. Orscheln as an associate in its Kansas City office. Her practice focuses on the defense of corporate clients in the areas of product liability, premises liability and personal injury. She is a former Jackson County prosecutor and earned her law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2014.




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