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More than 200 attorneys, legal professionals and others joined Missouri Lawyers Media to celebrate winners of its 2019 In-House Counsel awards, which recognize their successes in navigating complicated contract negotiations, steering high-stakes litigation and defending their companies’ assets.
Missouri Lawyers media honored 22 attorneys from a broad range of industries and organizations operating throughout the state and beyond during a breakfast event Nov. 8 at the Saint Louis Club in Clayton. Keith Williamson, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel of Centene Corporation, received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
“[These honorees] are more than good attorneys,” said Missouri Lawyers Media Publisher Liz Irwin. “They play a critical role as business leaders. They participate in the vision that helps guide their companies to new heights of success.”
Health care organization
Sean Murphy, vice president, advocacy and general counsel, American Association of Orthodontists
Christine M. Ramatowski, vice president, employment and benefits law, BJC HealthCare
Nonprofit or government organization
Monica J. Allen, vice chancellor and general counsel, Washington University in St. Louis
Courtney Hayes, attorney, AG Financial Solutions
Private company with annual revenues up to $500 million
Robert Budenholzer, vice president & general counsel, North America, Curium
Wendy Knudsen, executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary, TierPoint
Donovan Olliff, assistant general counsel, HOK
Private company with annual revenues over $500 million
Ryan Fehlig, assistant general counsel, Bunzl Distribution NA
Nick Kriegel, senior vice president & general counsel, Safety National
Meredith Perkins, vice president, associate general counsel, secretary, Enterprise Holdings
Erika Schenk, general counsel & vice president of compliance, World Wide Technology
Ryan Turnage, litigation counsel, Schnuck Markets Inc.
Brian E. Anderson, senior vice president-legal, general counsel and corporate secretary, Belden Inc.
Matthew Aplington, associate general counsel, Spire Energy
Reachel Beichley, vice president and general counsel, MRIGlobal
Gregory Billhartz, vice president, legal, human resources and communications for North American region, Bunge
Michael J. Keating, vice president of litigation and arbitration, Emerson
Rebecca Kujawa, general counsel, Huttig Building Products
Mary Ann Mackey, assistant general counsel bearrister, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Kathleen “Katie” Ryan, senior corporate counsel, H&R Block
Mary M. “Molly” Shaffer, head of HSE & real estate law for crop science, Bayer Crop Science
Michelle Myers, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Cultivation Capital
Keith Williamson, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel, Centene