Catherine Hanaway, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri and former speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives, is leaving Ashcroft Hanaway for Husch Blackwell.
Hanaway confirmed that she will begin working at Husch on Tuesday but would not comment further at this time.
The news of Hanaway’s move broke because she filed a motion to withdraw from her representation of Burton Douglas Morriss in a civil action filed by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Attorney Lisa Ottolini is making the move with Hanaway.
The two lawyers had to withdraw from the Morriss case because Husch lawyers had served as local counsel for Ron Nixon, who sued Morriss two years ago in St. Louis County.
Hanaway joined the law firm started by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2009.