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June 30, 2022

Berkowitz Oliver Paralegals Parmenter, Long Present to 2022 KCMBF Student Law Academy

On June 22, 2022, Berkowitz Oliver paralegals LeeAnn Parmenter and Samantha Long participated in a panel discussion with the 2022 KCMBF Student Law Academy, comprised of local high school juniors and seniors with an interest in pursuing careers in the legal profession. Parmenter , Kansas City Paralegal Association ( KCPA ) President, and Long , KCPA Second Vice-President, participated on the panel with others, discussing the different paths they took to the same career and highlighting what being a paralegal means in the …

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April 29, 2022

John Shaw Hosts Fireside Chat as MU Scholar-in-Residence

Partner John Shaw hosted a fireside chat at the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science on May 5 as the 2022 William Francis English Scholar-in-Residence. Topics included: The differences in what students are assigned to read today vs. 50 years ago, and what it might mean;How to truly teach students a love of reading and learning; andWhy literature enhances students’ education no matter their field of study. The William Francis English Scholar-in-Residence Program is a result of the fund established by family, friends, and business associates of Dr. …

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February 2, 2022

Gilman Delivers Guest Lecture at University of Kansas Business School

Partner Stacey Gilman delivered a guest lecture to University of Kansas Business School students on February 1, 2022. This marks roughly two years of Gilman lecturing on intellectual property, privacy, and business law at the Business School. She covers an array of laws and legal issues that may be relevant to students as future marketing and business professionals, and encourages them to partner with lawyers to help them navigate toward their goals. Her message to the students is to ask lawyers how they can achieve their objectives, …

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December 16, 2021

Durone Joins Board of Lyric Opera

Partner Anthony Durone joined the Board of Trustees of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City in November 2021. Founded in 1958, the Lyric Opera brings high quality live operatic performances to the people of the Kansas City area and five-state region at the state-of-the-art Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts . Upcoming Lyric performances in the 2021-2022 season include The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Tosca .

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December 13, 2021

Gilman Appointed to Federal Courts Advocates Section Nominating Committee

Partner Stacey Gilman has been appointed to serve on the Kansas City Missouri Bar Association’s Federal Courts Advocates Section (FCAS) Nominating Committee to identify the slate of leadership for 2022. FCAS connects federal court practitioners with federal judges, magistrate judges, and other federal court practitioners; and also develops and executes continuing education programs to help practitioners navigate the federal courts system and stay up-to-date with relevant developments. Stacey was appointed to FCAS’s 2021 Nominating Committee by the current FCAS President, who had come to know Stacey as opposing counsel in federal …

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December 9, 2021

Costello Receives 2021 President’s Award from Association for Women Lawyers

On December 7, 2021, at the annual holiday party for the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City , partner Megan Costello was awarded the 2021 President’s Award. Outgoing AWL President Nicole Fisher announced that Costello received the award based on her work as a board member in 2020 and 2021, when Costello served as chair of the organization’s Marketing and Communications committee. During the pandemic, Costello helped keep AWL’s members connected with AWL events and other community developments through the organization’s monthly Spotlight newsletter. Regarding her award, Costello …

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November 18, 2021

Twelve Berkowitz Oliver Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Twelve attorneys at Berkowitz Oliver have been named 2021 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The 2021 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers are: Stacey Gilman , for Business Litigation Jim Humphrey , for Securities Litigation Jeff Morris , for Criminal Defense: White Collar Shazzie Naseem , for Criminal Defense: White Collar Kathleen Nemechek , for Employment & Labor David Oliver , for Business Litigation Tom Schult , for Class Action John Shaw , for Securities Litigation Christina Wahl , for Criminal Defense: White Collar Jennifer Wieland , for Class Action Two attorneys were named 2021 Rising Stars: Carson Hinderks , …

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November 4, 2021

Three New Associates Join the Firm

Three new associates have recently joined Berkowitz Oliver. Blake Saffels is a 2021 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law . He also graduated from KU’s Business School in 2013. He managed operations for 2 companies in different industries before attending law school. He focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense and general business litigation. Billy Hupp is a 2020 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law . He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in history and philosophy in 2015. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Employment Law Journal …

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