Missouri Lawyers Media will honor attorneys from around the state with its 2018 In-House Counsel awards, recognizing their successes in navigating complicated contract negotiations, steering high-stakes litigation and defending their companies’ assets.
For the second year, Missouri Lawyers Media will present the awards, which grew out of its annual Missouri Lawyers Awards.
Honorees include Missouri attorneys from a broad range of industries and organizations operating throughout the state and beyond.
They will be recognized at a breakfast ceremony set for Thursday, Nov. 8 at the St. Louis Club in Clayton.
Health Care Organization:
Robin Foster, senior vice president & general counsel for Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics
Christine McCoy, senior vice president, legal services and general counsel of Ascension Healthcare
Nonprofit or Government Organization:
Lana Knedlik, counsel, University of Missouri System
Lindsay Chapman, general counsel, University of Central Missouri
Private Company With Annual Revenues Up to $500 Million:
Lisa Green, general counsel, HOK
David P. McCool, vice president, general counsel & secretary, Watlow
Jeannie M. Aumiller, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Real Estate at McBride & Son Homes Inc
Private Company With Annual Revenues Over $500 million:
Steven Gallant, executive vice president and general counsel, Maritz
Thomas F. Whittaker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, JE Dunn Construction
David Abernathy, vice president and general counsel, Spire Inc.
Martin P. Akins, senior vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary, Express Scripts
Jamie Davis, senior assistant general counsel, Bayer Crop Science (formerly Monsanto)
Verona Dorch, executive vice president, chief legal officer, government affairs and corporate secretary, Peabody
Caryn Fine, Director and Assistant General Counsel, Ameren Services Company
Chrissy Teske, senior attorney, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Nicole Iannacone, senior vice president and general counsel, Enterprise Bank & Trust
Josh Bade, assistant general counsel and administrative director, CoxHealth
Justin Arnold, general counsel, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
David R. Aplington, senior vice president and general counsel, BJC HealthCare