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The POWER List: Catherine L. Hanaway

Staff Report//September 26, 2022//

The POWER List: Catherine L. Hanaway

Staff Report//September 26, 2022//

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Husch Blackwell, St. Louis

Catherine L. Hanaway
Catherine L. Hanaway

Catherine Hanaway now leads one of Missouri’s largest law firms after leading the Missouri House and the St. Louis federal prosecutor’s office.

Hanaway began chairing Husch Blackwel in recent years, leading the firm through multiple office expansions.

She served as House speaker from 2003 to 2005. That year, she was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. In 2009, she partnered with former U.S. Attorney General and current Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft to create the Ashcroft Hanaway Law Firm.

In 2013, she joined Husch’s team for government compliance, investigations and litigation. She led its government solutions team before she was tapped to lead the firm.

Hanaway ran for governor in 2016, losing against Eric Greitens, who she later represented on one of his two felony charges before he resigned in 2018.

Hanaway is a member of the American Bar Association’s white-collar section and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She earned her law degree from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 1990.

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