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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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August 4, 2017

Jim Eisenbrandt Speaks on Professionalism in the Profession

Videos from the Kansas Legal Revitalization Conference are now available via the District Court’s website . The KLRC, held in Kansas City in February 2017, featured an all-star faculty bringing a wealth of knowledge and new perspectives on the federal legal system. Click here for Jim Eisenbrandt’s panel entitled “Professionalism: Litigation by the Masters.”

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August 1, 2017

Jim Eisenbrandt Elected Secretary of Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Jim Eisenbrandt has been elected Secretary of the Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Foundation is dedicated to improvement in the quality of trial and appellate advocacy, the ethics of the legal profession and the administration of justice. The American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada.

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July 31, 2017

Anthony Durone Represents H&R Block in Case Seeking Injunction

The Kansas City Business Journal recently reported on a case in which Anthony Durone  represents H&R Block against a former franchisee. The suit alleges that defendants violated a non-compete by setting up a competing business near their former franchise, which H&R Block reacquired. H&R Block is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against the defendants. Click here for the article: HR Block Continues to Protect Its Turf in Court .

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