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2020 In-House Counsel Awards: Sven Fickeler

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When he first came to the United States in 2002 to intern for Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis, Sven Fickeler planned to stay for only four months before returning to his native Germany.

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2020 In-House Counsel Awards: Jenny Herner

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Jenny Herner is responsible for MiTek’s global COVID-19 compliance at 116 locations in 22 countries. This year, she worked her first-ever 100-hour week.

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2020 In-House Counsel Awards: Beatrice Zdrodowski

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With law degrees from three countries, fluency in five languages and post-graduate job offers in Paris, Beatrice Zdrodowski figured she would leave St. Louis behind after completing Saint Louis University’s one-year master’s in law program for foreign lawyers.

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2020 In-House Counsel Awards: Lauren Allen

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A self-defined “book nerd” with a master’s degree in law and government who once spent time studying abroad at Oxford, Lauren Allen surprises no one by having an Instagram page called TheDopeLibrarian.

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2020 In-House Counsel Awards: Alexander Bean

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Some kids grow up with dreams of being an astronaut, or perhaps a pro athlete or movie star. As the son of a Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard founding member, Alex Bean had a more singular vision.

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2020 In-House Counsel Awards: Laura Staley

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Like many other employment attorneys who have faced an avalanche of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura Staley has had no shortage of workplace issues on her plate this year.

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2020 In-House Counsel Awards: Charles Etherington

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During the past 24 years, Chuck Etherington has had a front-row seat to the growth of American Century Investments through his work in the company’s legal department.

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2020 In-House Counsel Awards: Peter Wimmer

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Sixteen years ago, Peter Wimmer received the offer he couldn’t refuse. He was a partner at Stinson Leonard Street in the financial institutions group, handling mergers, acquisitions and securities.

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