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Courtney Hayes

NONPROFIT/GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION Attorney, AG Financial Solutions Speak to Courtney Hayes for any length of time, and it’s clear what animates her personal and professional lives. “God gives grace to everybody, so I try to extend the same,” she said. “If ...

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Keith Williamson

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel Centene Corporation They say you can never go home again. For Keith Williamson, that didn’t quite turn out to be the case. Thirteen years ago, Williamson found himself in need of ...

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Christine M. Ramatowski

HEALTH CARE Vice President, Employment and Benefits Law, BJC HealthCare Christine M. Ramatowski has spent her legal career focused on employment law. She’s pretty sure her grandfather would have wanted it that way. Ramatowski serves as vice president of employment ...

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Sean Murphy

HEALTH CARE Vice President, Advocacy and General Counsel, American Association of Orthodontists “As you might imagine,” Sean Murphy said, “there are not a lot of attorneys out there that on their bio or CV say that they practice dental law.” ...

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Electronic efficiencies: Thompson Coburn program saves banks from citation messes

Thompson Coburn has launched a technology innovation designed to handle headaches for banks as easily as state court systems will allow. Banks, particularly large retail and commercial operations, face a barrage of legal filings each month. When a party wins ...

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Medical-pot law could trip up employers, employees alike

Tedrick Housh began his discussion of Missouri’s new medical-marijuana constitutional amendment just after the audience finished its afternoon break, complete with coffee and snacks. “Did everyone enjoy the brownies?” Housh, an attorney at Lathrop Gage, said at a labor and ...

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Arbitration vs. job debated in Supreme Court

What is a job worth? So far, the answer from Missouri courts is: not enough to enforce an arbitration contract, at least if the employee is at-will. Now a series of cases pending this fall in the Missouri Supreme Court ...

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Business Premises Act Replaces ‘Muddied’ Caselaw

The precise parameters of when a Missouri business can be held responsible for a crime that occurs on its property has long been determined on a case-by-case basis. But in late August, a new law comes into play. On July ...

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Lawyers ignore media at their clients’ peril

Attorney and journalist Dan Abrams has some key advice to lawyers who find themselves on the business end of a reporter’s question: No matter what you think about the media, don’t ignore it.

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