Former U.S. Rep. Alan Wheat, D-Missouri, today joins Polsinelli as chair of the firm’s national public policy practice in Washington, D.C.
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Armstrong Teasdale has joined the ranks of Missouri law firms laying off attorneys and staff. The St. Louis-based firm this week let go seven lawyers and 23 staff members, or 6 percent of the firm’s total personnel, managing partner Michael ...Read More »
Husch Blackwell Sanders is doing fine so far this fiscal year, co-chairman David Fenley says, but he attaches a caveat to the statement: “A first quarter doesn’t make a year.” Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard managing partner Michael Forster echoes ...Read More »
Many of the MOney 20 firms adhered to the business basics in 2007: More lawyers mean more money. Make sure expenses don’t grow as fast as revenue, and watch profits per partner go up. Among the highlights in the 2008 ...Read More »
Citing a deteriorating economy, Bryan Cave is laying off 58 attorneys and 76 staff members firmwide and freezing salaries for 2009. The steps followed efforts throughout 2008 to slash expenses in an attempt to avoid layoffs. "Over the course of the past year, we implemented a number of measures to reduce our costs," Chairman Don Lents said in an e-mail sent firmwide Thursday. "Unfortunately, the economy has continued to deteriorate, and we have concluded that further steps are necessary to adapt to this business climate."Read More »
A development that might be the future home of the Polsinelli firm’s St. Louis office is in the hands of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. An aldermanic committee heard a presentation for a redesigned Ballpark Village plan Thursday. Four ...Read More »
Attorney General Chris Koster recruited two long-time litigators to take top positions in his office. St. Louis attorney Joel Poole will serve as chief counsel of the litigation division, and Jack McManus, a member of the office since 2007, will ...Read More »