Author Archives: Scott Andera

New bankruptcy law for small businesses provides welcome changes


Though news of businesses reorganizing under Chapter 11 is fairly common, many of the practical realities for small businesses are not as well known: the rules are complicated, challenging, and not traditionally well-designed for their needs. Small businesses entering Chapter ...

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Mary M. “Molly” Shaffer

PUBLIC COMPANY Head of HSE & Real Estate Law for Crop Science, Bayer U.S. Molly Shaffer’s path to winning an In-House Counsel Award included a hike along the Inca Trail in Peru. That’s fitting for someone who majored in environmental studies ...

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Kathleen “Katie” Ryan

PUBLIC COMPANY Senior Corporate Counsel, H&R Block Katie Ryan spent about six years as a litigator at H&R Block before moving to financial services and working as in-house counsel in 2014. The move certainly came as a marked change at ...

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Mary Ann Mackey

PUBLIC COMPANY Assistant General Counsel Bearrister, Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. As Mary Ann Mackey tells it, ending up at Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. was “very random.” The lifelong St. Louis resident was working in the real estate department at Greensfelder, Hemker & ...

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