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MoveMakers & NewsMakers June 19, 2019


June 19, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

June 19, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

Kansas City Area

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Kansas City Chapter will have a launch party at Tom's Town Distillery on Wednesday, June 26, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Chief Magistrate Judge James P. O'Hara of the U.S. District Court of Kansas. The event is free.

St. Louis Area 

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., is pleased to announce that Carson Maricle, an officer in the firm’s St. Louis office, has been selected for the FOCUS St. Louis 2019-2020 class of Leadership St. Louis (LSL). The program is designed for established and emerging leaders who have demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the St. Louis region.  

Maricle is among 63 individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors included in the new LSL class. The nine-month LSL curriculum explores such issues as economic development, racial equity, education, poverty and social services, arts and culture, and the criminal justice system. Participants visit key sites in the bi-state region, engage in face-to-face dialogue with regional decision makers, and gain a deeper understanding of leadership approaches that produce results.

FOCUS St. Louis produces experience-based leadership programs and civic issues education to help people better understand the St. Louis region and build their capacity for change. LSL was started in 1976.

A member of the firm's business services practice group, Maricle concentrates his practice in general corporate and financial transactional matters, particularly in mergers and acquisitions, debt refinancing, and the representation of start-up companies.

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Ahrenhoersterbaeumer to the firm’s St. Louis office. He will serve as of counsel in the litigation practice group. 

Ahrenhoersterbaeumer represents businesses in civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial matters, construction and insurance coverage and defense. His work includes successful outcomes in cases involving consumer fraud and violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and providing counsel to contractors in disputes related to complex projects. His extensive background in insurance law provides additional perspective to better serve clients in these areas.

“Tim’s strong track record in litigation makes him a perfect fit for our office,” said Frank Neuner, office managing partner for Spencer Fane in St. Louis. “His ability to navigate complex matters involving construction and insurance will reinforce the collaborative nature of our work in providing the best possible legal services to our clients. We welcome his insight and experience and look forward to utilizing his talents at Spencer Fane.”

Ahrenhoersterbaeumer has successfully tried cases in various courts in the State of Missouri and has also obtained favorable results in both administrative hearings and arbitration. His appellate experience includes successfully briefing and arguing appeals before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District and the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

A graduate of the University of Missouri, Ahrenhoersterbaeumer earned his Juris Doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law.

The Association of Corporate Counsel Chapter of St. Louis (ACC STL) held its annual Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI) May 15 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton. 

More than 300 in-house counsel attorneys, lawyers and legal professionals attended the all-day event where lawyers and in-house counsel attorneys presented on a variety of topics including block-chain and cryptocurrency, labor and employment issues, alternative billing, and third-party litigation financing. Lyda Krewson, mayor of the City of Saint Louis, and Judge Jimmie Edwards, the city's public safety director, served as keynote speakers during the luncheon.

Partnering with the ACC STL to host the CCI was The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).

Zoe Linza, BAMSL executive director, said, “I think the partnership between BAMSL and the ACC STL is unique and successful. Our organizations have worked together for more than 30 years on a variety of events to offer comprehensive, timely and strong continuing legal education to members of the St. Louis legal community, and each time we work together it is a win-win!”

“The CCI continues to be one of the largest CLE events in the Saint Louis region bringing together both in-house and private practice counsel from across the legal services industry,” said Chrissy Teske, ACC STL 2019 president and a senior attorney with Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

"We want to thank our 2019 CCI sponsors for their support. We couldn’t have such a strong and memorable program without their support,” added Teske.

Sponsors of the 2019 CCI included:

  • Event Sponsors: Bloomberg Law; Dowd Bennett LLP; Lathrop Gage
  • Breakfast: Stinson Leonard Street
  • Lunch and Cocktail Reception: Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Breaks: Polsinelli
  • Materials: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

The 2020 CCI is scheduled for May 14, 2020.

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