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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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November 20, 2017

Ten Berkowitz Oliver Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers

Congratulations to the following Berkowitz Oliver attorneys, all of whom were designated as Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas in 2017:  Nicholas L. DiVita (Business Litigation) James L. Eisenbrandt (Criminal Defense: White Collar) Stacey R. Gilman (Business Litigation) Nick J. Kurt (Business Litigation) Jeffrey D. Morris (Criminal Defense: White Collar) Shazzie Naseem (Criminal Defense: White Collar) David F. Oliver (Business Litigation) Thomas P. Schult (Class Actions) John W. Shaw (Securities Litigation) Christina M. Wahl (Criminal Defense: White Collar)  

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November 20, 2017

Wallner, Rhodes, Hinderks Named 2017 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers has named Berkowitz Oliver associates Timothy Wallner , Megan Rhodes  and Carson Hinderks to its list of 2017 Rising Stars for Missouri and Kansas.  Tim Wallner is a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law; he primarily practices in Securities Litigation.  Megan Rhodes is a 2010 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law; her practice focuses on employment defense.  Carson Hinderks is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law; he practices primarily in Business Litigation.  Congratulations to …

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October 19, 2017

John Shaw Moderates CLE on Federal Law Enforcement Trends

John Shaw moderated a CLE presentation entitled “Investment and Financial Fraud – Trends and Current Issues in Federal Law Enforcement.” The CLE was sponsored by the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the University of Kansas School of Law , and took place at the Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. The presentation included participants from the SEC Denver Regional Office, the CFTC Division of Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas and the Kansas City Office of the FBI.

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October 7, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver Sponsors Association for Women Lawyers’ Annual Golf Tournament

Berkowitz Oliver kept golfers hydrated as a drink cart sponsor at the 2017 “I’m Not Serious About Golf” tournament at Hillcrest Country Club on October 6th. Sponsored by the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City , this annual event benefits AWL Foundation, AWL’s charitable arm. This year the firm’s golf team finished with a competitive score, and the drink cart (piloted by Berkowitz Oliver attorneys Jennifer Wieland and Megan Rhodes ) was a big hit on the course. More importantly, the event raised more than $27,500 to support the advancement …

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August 31, 2017

Jennifer Wieland on New District of Kansas Patent Local Rules

The federal court for the District of Kansas has adopted new Patent Local Rules . These rules apply to cases filed after August 14, 2017. For a link to an article by Jennifer Wieland summarizing the new rules, click here .

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