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Partner Jim Eisenbrandt on Professionalism in Litigation

February 7, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver partner Jim Eisenbrandt participated in a panel entitled “Professionalism: Litigation by the Masters” at the Kansas Legal Revitalization Conference on February 3, 2017. The panel also included Henry A. (Hank) Meyer III, Hon. Janice Miller Karlin, Morgan Chu, and Rudolph F. Pierce.

Partner John Shaw Presents on 21st Century Litigation

February 2, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver partner John Shaw presented at the Kansas Legal Revitalization Conference on February 2, 2017, regarding Litigation in the 21st Century. Speaking on a panel with the Hon. Stephen Bough, Liesa Richter, Lynn R. Johnson, and Steven Gensler, the presentation addressed issues involving the intersection of evidence the civil rules, and video/technology. For a link to the presentation materials, click here.

Partner Tim West on 2017 Missouri Bills Considered By Judiciary Committee

January 23, 2017

Partner Tim West writes that though we are still early in the 1st Regular Session of Missouri’s 99th General Assembly, a number of bills have been referred to the Judiciary Committee, including one to update Missouri’s Commercial Code to match the UCC, one to create a new rule of evidence re: breath analyzers, and more.

For the full article, click here.

Partner Christina Wahl on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Federal Bank Fraud Statute

December 21, 2016

The Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in Shaw v. U.S., 580 U.S. — (Dec. 12, 2016), which unanimously rejected the defendant’s arguments that would have limited the application of the federal bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. 1344.

For the full article by Christina Wahl, click here.

Partner Stacey Gilman on Amendments to Federal Rules

December 7, 2016

As people across the country wondered why they found themselves, yet again, muttering “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” while rolling out of bed on December 1, a series of amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure magically sprang to life.  The new and revised rules govern all proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2016, as well as all pending proceedings “insofar as just and practicable.”

For the full article by Stacey Gilman, click here.