MoveMakers & NewsMakers for March 28, 2023
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Two lawyers from Lewis Rice were selected for programs with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).
Member Jerina D. Phillips was selected for LCLD’s 2023 Fellows Program. Designed for mid-career attorneys who have demonstrated leadership skills, are engaged in their community, and have proven their commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Fellows program offers professional development opportunities, leadership training and networking with class meetings, regional sessions, virtual learning, and more.
Associate Sarah L. White was chosen to participate in the LCLD 2023 Pathfinder Program – designed for high-potential attorneys with three to seven years of practice experience who are dedicated to legal diversity and inclusion. The program provides tools for developing professional networks, foundational leadership skills, and career development strategies. In addition to participating in meetings, regional sessions, and virtual learning, White will also utilize peer circles throughout the Pathfinder Program.
Comprised of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, LCLD is dedicated to building a more open and diverse legal profession. Lewis Rice has been a member of the organization since 2020.
Armstrong Teasdale announces the addition of Gregory D. Omer as partner to the firm’s St. Louis office.
Omer has more than 25 years of experience in banking and corporate law. With a background that includes both government and in-house experience, he has extensive knowledge of a variety of banking and corporate issues, including mergers and acquisitions; regulatory issues and applications; interstate banking; cybersecurity; issues relating to anti-money laundering; and examination, supervisory, and enforcement matters. Omer has represented clients ranging from nationwide banking organizations to regional and community banks, along with other financial services companies. He is also experienced in drafting legislation and regulations.
“Greg’s experience in private practice and as general counsel to one of Missouri’s largest banks will be invaluable to our team,” said Paul Cambridge, leader of the firm’s financial services and banking industry team. “He further enhances our ability to serve as a one-stop shop for financial institutions and their holding companies.”
Prior to joining the firm, Omer was general counsel and executive vice president at a regional bank holding company. He was also previously a partner at two nationwide law firms and served as chief counsel for the Missouri Division of Finance, the state bank regulatory authority in Missouri.