Adjunct Faculty C-E
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Michael R. Cannon is Executive Vice Chancellor & General Counsel at Washington University, where among his other administrative responsibilities Prof. Cannon provides legal representation and counsel to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and to all academic and administrative components of the University, including the School of Medicine and its faculty practice plan. In that capacity Prof. Cannon directs a legal department of 20 (including 13 attorneys).
Responsibilities of the University's legal department include helping to assure compliance with all the laws and regulations affecting education, health care and sponsored research; managing university litigation in all areas, e.g., licensing disputes, business torts, medical malpractice, fair employment, etc; providing counsel on a wide range of commercial transactions, e.g., tax-exempt public financing, managed care contracts, real estate sales and leasing contracts, health care joint ventures, insurance arrangements, construction contracts, etc; and developing internal policies in areas relating scientific misconduct investigations, research conflicts of interest, personnel grievances, etc. Prof. Cannon's non-administrative activities at the University have included teaching a course in Liability Insurance Law at Washington University School of Law from 1995-2000, chairing the University's Postgraduate Scholarships and Fellowships Committee, and serving as an undergraduate academic advisor.
Before arriving at Washington University in 1993, Prof. Cannon practiced law in several large Washington D.C. law firms for twelve years where he enjoyed a general commercial law counseling and litigation practice with a major emphasis on insurance contract litigation, counseling and negotiation. He represented insurance carriers and corporate insureds in coverage disputes involving environmental, mass tort, occupational exposure, libel, title defect, fidelity and directors/officers liability claims, and in business transactions involving special insurance concerns.
Prior to private practice, Prof. Cannon served as a federal prosecutor of government corruption cases for the United States Department of Justice.
Prof. Cannon received an AB in Economics from Washington University in 1973, attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship from 1973-75 where he completed a graduate degree in Politics, and then received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1978. Click here for profile in Washington University in St. Louis Magazine.
David Capes is a partner in the St. Louis firm Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan. Mr. Capes received his bachelors degree from Rhodes College, his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas, and an LL.M. (Taxation) degree from Georgetown University. Mr. Capes served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1975-78 and as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri from 1978-80. He has specialized in federal criminal defense cases as a private practitioner since 1980 and has been an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law since 1981.
Gerard Carmody is associated with Carmody MacDonald P.C. Click Here to View Profile
Judy L. Cates
Judy L. Cates was recently elected to the Illinois State Appellate Court for the 5th Judicial District. Prior to joining the Bench, Justice Cates was a trial practitioner with over 30 years of litigation experience. Prof. Cates is a former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, is admitted to practice in several states and federal courts across the country, and is recognized as one of the best 100 trial lawyers in the United States. Her practice has included filing class action lawsuits for plantiffs, including a consumer lawsuit against Publishers Clearinghouse. Prof. Cates has also defended class actions. She received her B.A. in Government from Cornell University and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1977.
Chancellor William B. Chandler III
Chancellor Chandler is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Click here for his profile.
Harry Charles is a sole practitioner whose practice is limited to federal, state and local tax audits and collections. He received his A.B., MBA, and LL.M. degrees from Washington University and his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois. He holds a CPA certificate and is the former Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee of the ABA Taxation Section as well as a frequent writer and lecturer on IRS Collection practice. He is currently co-authoring an electronic book on independent contractors for the tax publisher, Commerce Clearing House, Inc., due to be completed in 2001.
Kathi Chestnut received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1983. Kathi is an Officer with the law firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in St. Louis, practicing in the Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. During her career she has handled a wide variety of cases in both federal and state court, including employment, employee benefits, civil rights, personal injury, and first-party insurance cases. Kathi has tried well over 75 first chair jury trials to conclusion during her 26 year legal career.
Since joining Greensfelder in 1999, Kathi has concentrated her practice in the area of employment litigation and day-to-day counseling exclusively on the side of management. She has experience representing a wide variety of business organizations, including retail organizations, health care organizations, manufacturers, and telecommunications businesses. Many of the clients she works with have locations in multiple states. Kathi handles all facets of employment related litigation on behalf of businesses, including employment discrimination lawsuits, discrimination claims before state human rights agencies and the EEOC, Department of Labor investigations, arbitrations, employment contract disputes, non-compete and non-solicitation disputes, employee benefit litigation, whistleblower lawsuits, and employment related tort lawsuits.
Kathi also advises companies on day to day human resource issues, including developing strategies to prevent litigation, advising regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations, internal investigations, and employee discipline and terminations. Kathi also has substantial experience drafting and reviewing employment policies and employee handbooks, providing anti-harassment and other training to clients, and legal updates to human resource managers. In addition, Kathi drafts employment agreements, and negotiates and drafts separation agreements.
Prior to joining Greensfelder in 1999, Kathi practiced for over 13 years with another firm in St. Louis and then for 3 years in her own law firm.
Caroline G. Chicoine
Caroline Chicoine is of counsel at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. practicing in the area of Intellectual Property. She earned her Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and earned her JD from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where she was an editor of the Software Law Journal. Prof. Chicoine was the recipient of the 2002 International Trademark Association's Volunteer Service Award for Advancement of the Association. She is currently Vice Chair of the International Trademark Association's Internet committee, and previously chaired the Domain Name System and Administration subcommittee of the Internet committee (2006-2007) and the State Law subcommittee of the Dilution committee (2004-2005). Prof. Chicoine has authored a chapter on domain name governance in the International Trademark Association's "Trademark Law and the Internet" treatise and the article "INTA and the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers" in The Trademark Reporter (2003), and has been a repeat presenter at the International Trademark Association's "Trademarks in Cyberspace" conference. She also served a three-year appointment to the Names Council of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers representing intellectual property interests. More information about Prof. Chicoine may be found at http://www.fredlaw.com.
Joel Christensen is associated with Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. Click here for his profile.
Rebecca M. Christensen
Rebecca M. Christensen is an attorney at Lashly Baer. Click here for her profile.
J. Bennett Clark is a partner at Bryan Cave LLP. Click here for his profile.
Ryan J. Clark
Ryan Clark specializes in providing accounting and consulting services to businesses and law firms. Mr. Clark’s accounting experience encompasses both the technical fields of accounting principles and auditing standards and a variety of business disciplines, including: operations, accounting and business processes, systems and controls and tax and financial statement reporting requirements. His consulting experience includes analyzing damages in complex litigation cases, class actions and intellectual property infringement matters as well as providing expert witness testimony at trial. Mr. Clark, who is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst, received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Truman State University and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from St. Louis University. He is one of the co-founders of Hoffman Clark, LLC, Board Member of the Hausstette Charitable Foundation and the International Institute Commercial Development Corporation, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of CPAs and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Thomas E. Clark, Jr.
Tom is currently a partner with The Lowenbaum Partnership, LLC, a labor and employment firm based in Clayton. He provides counsel to both employers and retirement industry service providers in all aspects of employee benefits law. He also is a litigator with the firm specializing in ERISA and commercial litigation. Tom also serves as general counsel and ERISA counsel to FRA PlanTools, a fiduciary consulting and technology firm based in Charlotte, NC. For 5 years, Tom served as legal counsel representing employee/plan participant rights in prominent ERISA litigation filed in numerous district courts, as well as appeals to the 2nd, 3rd, 7th, and 9th Circuits and the US Supreme Court. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Fiduciary Matters Blog and the ERISA Litigation Index, which tracks and provides updates for prominent ERISA litigation and is read by nearly 10,000 in the retirement industry on a monthly basis. Tom is a double Washington University in St. Louis Law School graduate, receiving his J.D. in 2007 and his LL.M. in Taxation with an emphasis in employee benefits in 2008.
Morry S. Cole
Morry S. Cole practices at Gray, Ritter and Graham, P.C. in the areas of wrongful death, aviation, products liability, professional negligence, and complex corporate litigation. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from Baylor University in 1993 and a juris doctor from the University of Missouri in 1997. While at the University of Missouri, he served as an Editor of the Missouri Law Review, a Research Assistant to Professor Martha Dragich, an Intern to the Honorable Judge Duane Benton, Missouri Supreme Court and a part-time Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward D. Robertson, Jr., Missouri Supreme Court. After graduation, he served a year as a full-time research attorney and law clerk for Judge Robertson. Since joining Gray, Ritter and Graham, P.C., Mr. Cole has practiced before the Missouri Courts of Appeal for the Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Missouri and the Missouri Supreme Court and he has tried cases in many Missouri Counties and the Eastern and Western District Federal Courts. He has served as a member of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors and the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council (Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair).
John Coffman is a consumer advocate attorney who regularly practices before state public utility commissions and in the courts. His clients include AARP and a variety of other public interest organizations. Coffman serves as general counsel to the Consumer Council of Missouri, a statewide consumer advocacy organization that focuses on issues relating to utilities, insurance, and consumer fraud. Coffman began his utility law career at the Missouri Office of the Public Counsel where he participated in complex litigation involving electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, and sewer companies. He was ultimately appointed the director in 2002. During the period that he served as the head of this consumer advocate agency, its litigation division was solely responsible for securing over $300 million in ratepayer savings. Coffman practices primarily in Missouri, but has participated in several other public utility commission proceedings in states throughout the Midwest, and in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Coffman drafted the renewable energy standard adopted by initiative in the city of Columbia, Missouri. He was instrumental in developing ratepayer protections that were incorporated into the ordinance, including the addition of a 3% rate cap. The rate cap has been credited with helping the initiative gain approval by 78% of the voters during the November 2004 election. The new ordinance has successfully led to increasing amounts of that city’s electricity being generated from wind power and from landfill gas—and without any detrimental rate impact for consumers. This ordinance then became a model for Proposition C—the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative, which passed with 66% of the vote on November 4, 2008 and applies to all investor-owned electric companies statewide. Coffman received his law degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia in 1989.
Jeff Cohen is a partner at Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan. Click here for his profile.
Dianna R. Collins
Dianna R. Collins is an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri. She works primarily in White Collar Fraud Task Force. Prior to becoming a Federal Prosecutor, Dianna worked in private practice in the area of construction litigation. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Engineering and the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Law.
Kevin Curran is an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Eastern District of Missouri. Prior to joining the federal system, he was Director of the Capital Division of the Missouri State Public Defender System, which he helped create in 1989.
Ms. Darst has been a prosecutor with the St. Louis City Circuit Attorney’s Office since 1989 and the First Assistant Circuit Attorney since 2001. She is a co-director of the School’s Prosecution Law Clinic. Ms. Darst is a 1988 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and a lecturer at National District Attorney’s Association training programs.
William E. Dailey, Jr.
William E. Dailey, Jr., practices general business litigation, family law, and criminal defense in St. Louis, Missouri. Before opening up his own firm in 2010, Will worked for five years with a major law firm in Clayton, Missouri, representing nursing homes, major corporations, and individuals in matters involving labor and employment, toxic torts, and various areas of business litigation. He is currently licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. In addition to serving as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University’s School of Law, Will sits on several Boards, including the Mound City Bar Foundation and Global Exchange Institute. Will received his law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law, where he earned Academic Excellence Awards in Criminal Law and Legal Research and Writing, served on the Public Law Review, received an appointment as Faculty Fellow for Professor Camille Nelson, and worked as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Moot Court classes. During law school, Will served as President of the SLU Black Law Students Association and as the National Financial Secretary of the National Black Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Will worked for four years in commercial banking for two national bank holding companies in downtown St. Louis. He received his Bachelors degree in Finance from Xavier University of Louisiana and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Eric Dannenmaier is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Click here for his profile.
James Delworth, a St. Louis University School of Law graduate, has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the past 19 years. He is currently lead attorney in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force involved in prosecuting large scale drug trafficking networks. Prior to this, he worked as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for 8 years and was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert Kingsland, United States Magistrate Judge. Mr. Delworth has tried over 100 jury trials both as a prosecutor and a public defender and has argued more than 50 cases before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the DEA Director’s Award, United States Postal Inspection Service Director’s Award and personal letter of recognition from the Director of the FBI.
Jeffery T. Demerath
Jeff Demerath is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale. Click here for his firm profile
Uyless M. Dewberry
Uyless M. Dewberry is associated with Husch Blackwell LLP. Click here for his firm bio.
Megan Dolton received her B.A. in Government magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 2003. While at Loyola, she was a tutor in the Legal Writing Program and a member of the Law Journal. She practiced law in Chicago for several years before continuing her practice in St. Louis for nearly four years. Her experience includes the various stages of civil defense litigation, with a particular focus on representing hospitals and medical providers in the defense of malpractice actions.
Michael Downey is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale. Click here for his profile.
Thomas Duda is a principal in the law firm of Rosenblum. Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft, P.C. He graduated from Rockhurst University in 1985 with a B.S.B.A. with an emphasis in Accounting and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1989. Since 1989, he has been licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri, and he has practiced primarily in the areas of general tax law, tax-deferred exchanges, real estate law, corporate transaction law, estate planning, affordable housing law, historic preservation law, estate and gift taxation, probate law, and employee benefits. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. Since 1998, he has been an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Science in Taxation Program at Fontbonne College, teaching a course entitled "Taxation of Partners, Partnerships and Subchapter S Corporations."
Scott Eidson is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale. Click here for his profile.
Kimberly Shaw Elliott
Kim is a three-time graduate of Washington University, having earned her J.D. (1979), LL.M. (1985), and executive M.B.A. (1996) here. She is pleased to be back. As an ERISA investment lawyer for Edward Jones, Kim engages in a multi-disciplinary practice advising business leaders about selecting products to meet retirement needs, designing compliant distribution methods, drafting and administering employee benefit plans and satisfying operational, tax, disclosure and reporting duties. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Kim worked in a variety of both legal and business roles, serving as general counsel of a broker dealer and registered investment advisor, insurance company executive, and lead employee benefits attorney for a major company. She began her career in private practice and is licensed as an attorney in Missouri and Illinois. She is also registered with FINRA as a Registered Representative (Series 7), Investment Adviser Representative (Series 66) and General Securities Principal (Series 24) and holds the Fellow, Life Management Institute designation. In addition to various civic activities, Kim is a long-time director of the Association of Corporate Counsel (St. Louis Chapter) and a frequent speaker on employee benefits and securities-related topics.