MoveMakers & NewsMakers for July 21, 2021
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Flower has joined the firm’s environmental group. He joins as a partner in the firm’s St. Louis office.
Flower brings 20 years of experience in complex environmental and business litigation, with a focus on working with clients nationwide in the chemical and manufacturing industries. With his clients’ goals at the forefront, he helps businesses strategically approach high-profile cost recovery and contribution actions. He regularly helps clients navigate complex Superfund site negotiations so they can secure cost-effective and environmentally protective remedies through coordination with technical consultants and agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies.He also defends clients in judicial and administrative environmental enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Additionally, Flower represents clients in litigation involving alleged environmental contamination resulting in exposure and toxic torts claims, including personal injury and property damage lawsuits.
“Jason brings an invaluable amount of experience both in case work and leadership,” said Andrew Brought, leader for the environmental co-practice group leader for the firm. “As we continue to grow, we’re excited to bring someone on who shares our commitment to client service and strengthens our bench in environmental litigation.”
Flower completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served on the Washington University Law Quarterly.
The Sader Law Firm is pleased to announce Tabinda Naseer has joined the firm as an associate. Her work primarily focuses on consumer bankruptcies and assisting individuals and families experiencing financial hardships.
Naseer previously worked for a litigation firm in Wichita, Kansas, practicing immigration law, and most recently spent time with Legal Aid of Western Missouri. There, she worked in the Housing Unit representing tenants in various matters.
“Tabinda has developed her legal research and analytical skills through work in diverse areas of law,” said Neil Sader, managing member at the firm. “She brings a strong attention to detail and takes great pride in assisting clients who are often in a vulnerable and challenging situations. We are very excited to have her join the team and believe she will add both depth and quality to our growing consumer and business bankruptcy practice.”
Naseer emigrated from Pakistan when she was 10 years old and grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. She completed her undergraduate studies and earned her J.D. at the University of Kansas. While at the University of Kansas School of Law, Naseer served as a judicial law clerk at the Third Judicial District Court in Topeka, Kansas, and interned for the law school’s Project for Innocence Clinic and Legal Aid Clinic.
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Carlota (Coty) Hopinks-Baul has joined the firm’s environmental group. She joins as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Austin office.
“Coty brings deep experience helping clients develop creative solutions to environmental compliance matters,” said Andrew Brought, leader for the environmental co-practice group leader for the firm.
Hopinks-Baul focuses her practice on environmental, safety and health regulatory compliance and litigation, focused on wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, air, waste, and health and safety matters, and assists with environmental due diligence for complex commercial transactions and contracts entailing environmental issues.