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H&R Block hires new general counsel

H&R Block Inc. named Brian Woram general counsel almost two years after the tax company’s previous general counsel exited. Woram, the chief legal and compliance officer for Dallas-based homebuilder Centex Corp., will start work at H&R Block Sept. 14, the ...

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Husch Blackwell puts up with quarterly payment ‘noose’

Husch Blackwell Sanders attorneys dropped their impassioned plea for monthly payment for work on the Brooke Corp. bankruptcy case. The motion for the monthly payments was altered to request payment every three months, said Albert Riederer, trustee for insurance sales ...

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Former Commerce general counsel joins Husch Blackwell Sanders

Former Commerce Bancshares Inc. general counsel J. Daniel Stinnett joined Husch Blackwell Sanders as of counsel in the banking and finance department. Stinnett, a 34-year Commerce Bancshares veteran, also served as vice president and secretary for the $17 billion bank ...

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Husch partner links with H&R Block

Lawyers flip-flop from law firm to in-house positions, and vice versa, all the time. Less common is the position held by Jim Ash, a Husch Blackwell Sanders partner. He’s serving as interim general counsel for Kansas City-based tax company H&R ...

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The allure of the Missouri law firm

McGregor "Greg" Johnson (pictured) always meant to come back to Missouri. He just didn't intend to do it so soon. The 2008 University of Missouri law school grad started his career in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, but he was one of at least 190 attorneys laid off by the firm early this year. So Johnson found a niche this year as an associate in the tax practice at Husch Blackwell Sanders' Kansas City office. He is one of several attorneys who have made their way recently from big firms based out of larger markets to Missouri law firms with national ambitions.

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Not quite stealth layoffs at Husch

Husch Blackwell Sanders has let go 10 attorneys in practices hit hard by the recession. The cuts were firmwide at the 650-attorney Husch Blackwell, Co-chairman Joe Conran said. “We’re constantly monitoring attorney staffing to make sure we match the level ...

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Above the Law picks up Husch layoff story

The Above the Law blog today cited Heather Cole’s story on Husch Blackwell Sanders letting go 10 of its attorneys. A subscriber passed along the story to Above the Law, which also included some unflattering commentary from the submitter about ...

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Sonnenschein cuts associate salaries, revamps compensation

Starting salaries for St. Louis associates will drop to $104,000 and first-year Kansas City associates will make $100,000 under associate base salary cuts announced by Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. The Chicago-based firm is also changing its associate compensation next year ...

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