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February 16, 2018

David Oliver to Serve on Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judge

David Oliver has been selected by Chief Judge David Gregory Kays to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for the next United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Missouri . The position will be located in Kansas City to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Sarah W. Hays on September 1, 2018.  

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February 6, 2018

Jennifer Wieland on Dismissal for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction in Kansas Federal Court

Jennifer Wieland recently published another article analyzing a recent decision in the federal court in Kansas dismissing a breach of fiduciary duty case for lack of personal jurisdiction. For the full article, click here . Wieland regularly writes on jurisdiction issues in federal courts.

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January 25, 2018

Tim West Elected as Director for Jackson County Law Library

The Jackson County Law Library Board of Directors recently elected Tim West as the newest Director.  Tim joins an impressive group of Directors including the Honorable Susan Long.  The Law Library was founded in 1871 and has a rich tradition of providing exceptional service to practitioners in the Kansas City area.  More information on the library can be found  here .  

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January 9, 2018

Kansas City Business Journal Asks David Oliver What He’s Watching in 2018

The Kansas City Business Journal recently included David Oliver in its series What They’re Watching in 2018 – a series in which the Journal asks thoughtful and interesting people in business what they will be paying attention to in 2018. The article with David’s thoughts is available here .

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December 14, 2017

John Shaw Elected Co-Chair of Strategic Development Board at MU

John Shaw has been elected co-chair of the Strategic Development Board of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri .  The Strategic Development Board is comprised of distinguished alumni and faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences. The Board provides leadership and support to the college.

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December 7, 2017

Megan Rhodes Selected to Board of Association for Women Lawyers

Megan Rhodes was invited to join the Board of Directors of the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City for the 2018 term. Megan will serve as Vice Chair of Community Support, where she will assist in facilitating a new partnership between the AWL and the Women’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization created to promote equality and opportunity for women of all ages through research, philanthropy, and policy solutions.

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December 6, 2017

John Shaw Conducts “Fireside Chat” with Retired Delaware Justice Myron T. Steele

John Shaw conducted a “ fireside chat ” with Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware Former Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery Myron T. Steele at the 4th Annual ACI M&A Liability Summit in New York City. The topic of the discussion was “The View from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on M&A and Securities Litigation.”  

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November 28, 2017

John Shaw Named to Federal Bench-Bar Committee in Kansas

John Shaw has been named to the Bench-Bar Committee for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The Bench-Bar Committee has general advisory and liaison roles with respect to the operation of the court , among other things: (1) Provides a forum for the continuous study of the operating procedures of the court; (2) serves as liaison among the court, its bar and the public; (3) studies considers and recommends the adoption, amendment or rescission of the Rules of Practice of …

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