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September 6, 2022

Firm Sponsors Cooling Station at Association for Women Lawyers Golf Tournament

Berkowitz Oliver was proud to serve as the 2022 Cooling Station Sponsor at the Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas City’s Annual “I’m Not Serious About Golf Tournament” on August 26, 2022. The tournament, held this year at Painted Hills Golf Course in Kansas City, Kansas, benefits the Association for Women Lawyers Foundation . The firm is a Gold Sponsor of the Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas City (AWL). The group was founded in 1976 to advance the role of women in the legal profession in Kansas City. The AWL Foundation is the charitable arm of AWL. It has …

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August 11, 2022

Wieland Presents on Depp/Heard Defamation Trial

Partner Jennifer Wieland presented on “Lessons Learned from the Depp v. Heard Defamation Trial” at the Kansas City Paralegal Association’s 2022 Annual Seminar on August 10. Highlights included learning about the doctrines of collateral estoppel, res judicata, and comity; the elements of defamation; hearsay examples from the trial; witness demeanor and the corresponding jury instructions; trial publicity and “ TikTok’s Amber Heard hate machine “; and anticipated issues on appeal.

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July 8, 2022

Firm Named Top Missouri Firm for Federal Criminal Litigation

Berkowitz Oliver LLP was recently named Federal Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Missouri for 2022. The Lawyer Network annually recognizes firms as the best in their practice group globally. Partners Jeff Morris , Shazzie Naseem , Christina Wahl , and Nick Kurt lead the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group .

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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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