MoveMakers & NewsMakers for April 12, 2022
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome associates Liam Brannon and David Vaughn IV to their St. Louis office.
Brannon’s practice is focused on representing corporations, insurance carriers, and healthcare companies of all sizes in a variety of commercial, employment, and tort related matters. He earned his law degree from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois. Brannon is admitted to practice in Missouri.
Vaughn has significant experience defending physicians, hospitals, and other medical professionals in medical malpractice claims as well as personal injury defense matters. He earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Vaughn is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois.
St. Louis-based law firm Lewis Rice donated $10,000 to the Mound City Bar Foundation’s Campaign for the Future, a new capital campaign developed to renew and strengthen the working relationship between the Black bar and the St. Louis legal community. The first of its kind, the campaign will also celebrate the Mound City Bar Association’s 100th anniversary.
The Mound City Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and the charitable arm of the Mound City Bar Association, the oldest Black bar association west of the Mississippi River. With the help of Lewis Rice’s gift, the Mound City Bar Foundation and Association will:
- Professionalize and advance the infrastructure of the organizations to provide more opportunities for growth and sustainability.
- Build a pipeline to identify, recruit, and place more Black lawyers in successful careers through programs and initiatives.
- Use the law as a vehicle for social change and regional improvement.
“Lewis Rice is proud to continue working with the Mound City Bar Foundation in pursuit of our shared goal to expand opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the St. Louis region and the legal profession as a whole,” said Richard B. Walsh, Jr., firm chairperson. “We look forward to helping build the infrastructure needed to recruit, mentor, and retain the next generation of diverse attorneys.”
The campaign and its inaugural donors, including Lewis Rice, were announced at a reception March 30 at the Missouri Athletic Club.
The Faulstich Law Firm PC has moved into larger office space at 130 S. Bemiston, Suite 604, in Clayton.
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC is pleased to announce that David Wasserman has joined the firm as an associate in its employment & labor practice group.
Wasserman advises clients in matters related to employment and labor law and defends employers in both state and federal courts against allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract. As a child of two deaf parents, one of whom experienced workplace disability discrimination, he has dedicated his work to counseling employers on workplace issues and compliance training. He also serves on the executive board of directors at DEAF, Inc.
Before joining Greensfelder, Wasserman served as a plaintiff-side employment lawyer at a nationally recognized St. Louis law firm. During law school, he was president of the Employment Law Association, managing editor of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and an extern at the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.
Wasserman was the recipient of the Judge Robert G. Dowd Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award and an employment law certificate from the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law.
Wasserman earned his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in political science from Rockhurst University in Kansas City.