MoveMakers & NewsMakers for July 15, 2020
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Evans & Dixon, LLC is pleased to announce that Denise Bloch has joined the firm. She brings with her over 27 years of experience addressing the legal and operational challenges businesses encounter while navigating the complex web of health care rules and regulations. Bloch specializes in crafting solutions that comply with regulations while mitigating regulatory burdens, and she focuses her practice on healthcare fraud and abuse, HIPAA privacy, and compliance matters.
Travis McDonald joins Baker Sterchi’s St. Louis office as an associate. His practice is focused on litigation with an emphasis in insurance defense in product liability, premises liability, and personal injury claims. His practice is also concentrated on first party litigation, as he regularly handles complex property and casualty cases.
McDonald earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2014 and his undergraduate degree in environmental science from Missouri State University in Springfield, graduating cum laude in 2011. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Breanna Spackler has joined the litigation and dispute resolution practice group in the firm’s Kansas City office. Her practice focuses on assisting clients across a wide range of industries in complex civil and business litigation.
“Spencer Fane continues to prioritize additional resources to effectively address our clients’ most important legal matters,” said Patrick J. Whalen, managing partner at Spencer Fane. “We continue to grow our litigation team in the markets where we see a need, and Breanna will be a strong addition that deepens our bench in Kansas City.”
Prior to entering private practice, Spackler served as a law clerk for Judge M. Douglas Harpool in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, from 2014-2016.
She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia with degrees in political science and psychology, and she later earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Law, where she served as lead articles editor of the Missouri Law Review.