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Russell Jackson recently founded his own plaintiffs’ class action firm in St. Louis. Previously he was a partner at Skadden, Arps in New York and spent more than two decades defending companies in products liability, mass tort, and consumer fraud class actions and MDLs. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a columnist for the National Law Journal. He is a former Chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Products Liability Committee, and his former defense-oriented law blog was twice named to the ABA Journal’s “Blawg 100” in the torts category. Mr. Jackson has taught products liability as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School, and he has lectured to law students at NYU and Columbia.
Felicia Jones is an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Eastern District of Missouri.
Michael Kahn is a successful author and a principal of Kahn Gerber Law. Mike received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College and his M.A. from Northwestern University. He taught grade school in the Chicago Public Schools for a few years and then returned to school to get his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1979. As a lawyer, Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation and media law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the categories of intellectual property litigation, copyright, entertainment, media law and First Amendment. As an author, he has written The Flinch Factor, along with eight other legal thrillers and several short stories. Click here for the law firm biography.
Robert Kallen has taught for 25 years and is currently a visiting professor of economics at DePaul University and Director of the MS Program in Economics and Policy Analysis. While at DePaul University, he was the recipient of the 2007 Daniel Seiden-Adjunct Teaching Award and as an adjunct professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, he received the 2002 Distinguished Faculty Award and the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Teaching Excellence Award. He has also developed two new courses on business ethics, which concentrate on the critical divides of race, class and gender issues as well as a course on business, government and democracy. Bob also founded RSK Strategies, LLC, which provides expertise and capital to small and growing companies specializing in the food and education sectors. From 1984-1992, he was Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Bake-Line Products, Inc (a private-label cookie manufacturing company with national distribution and annual sales of over $100`million). Bob was also a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. (1982-1984) and at the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest (1993-1995). He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in the private sector over the last 20 years. Bob is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Concord Coalition Citizens' Council (a not-for-profit organization dedicated to deficit reduction), Treasurer of the Integrated Pest Management Institute and Treasurer of the Barat Education Foundation Board where he established Diversity-Forums.org, which provides panels to educational and corporate institutions to discuss issues surrounding race, class, gender, and business ethics. Additionally, Bob worked on the 1992 Clinton/Gore transition team for economics, was a legislative fellow in 1982 for Senator Paul Tsongas. Bob received a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Illinois, and a M.A. in Economics and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Finally, in 2002, Mr. Kallen was awarded a Rockefeller Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.
Eileen A. Kamerick is the Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey, a leading international investment bank and financial advisory firm. Prior to her appointment to this senior role at Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Kamerick served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer for TectaAmerica Corporation. In her role, Professor Kamerick was responsible for financial reporting, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, legal and regulatory affairs, taxes, treasury, and information technology. Previously, Professor Kamerick served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer for Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., the world’s leading international executive search and leadership development firm. She joined the company from her position as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bcom3, parent company of Leo Burnett and Starcom Media, following the successful sale of Bcom3 to Publicis, SA. Professor Kamerick has served as a senior legal and financial executive for several Fortune 500 companies. Among these positions, she was Vice President and Chief Financial officer, BP Amoco Americas, following the merger of British Petroleum, p.l.c. and Amoco. In that role, she was responsible for the management and integration of the US financial functions for BP, Amoco, and ARCO with a total asset value of over $100 billion. Prior to the merger, Professor Kamerick served as Vice President and Treasurer of Amoco Corporation, Fortune 20 oil, gas and petrochemical company. In that role, she oversaw many significant capital projects, including the acquisition and financing of Amoco’s fleet of international and coastwise crude oil and refined petroleum product tankers. Professor Kamerick led many significant international transactions during her tenure at Amoco, including joint ventures and financings in Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. As Vice President and Treasurer, she had responsibility for the company’s pension assets ($16 billion) and served on the pension investment committee. She served on the Board of Directors of BP Solar Company and on the Board of Directors of Vysis, a NASDAQ listed biotechnology company formerly owned by Amoco. Prior to joining Amoco, she practiced law with the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where she concentrated in the areas of securities law and mergers and acquisitions. Professor Kamerick graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Boston College, received a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and holds an MBA, with honors, in Finance and International Business from The Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. She is a lecturer at the University of Iowa College of Law and Northwestern University Graduate School of Business. Professor Kamerick is active in Women Corporate Directors and National Association of Corporate Directors and is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, Cove School, and the Juvenile Protection Association.
Keith Kehrer practices law in the St. Louis office of Bryan Cave LLP. He is a member of the Tax group where he concentrates his practice in the area of tax-exempt organizations, including issues related to the organization, qualification, operation, and combination of tax-exempt organizations. He received his CPA certificate in 1996. He is a 1999 graduate of Washington University School of Law (JD, Order of the Coif), and 2000 graduate of New York University School of Law (LLM in taxation). He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of tax-exempt organization topics. He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Vanessa K. R. Keith is a partner with Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Her practice is concentrated in commercial litigation and labor and employment law. She has spent the last 19 years as a defense attorney, specializing in commercial litigation, labor and employment law and personal injury, primarily, in the law firm environment and for Southwestern Bell Telephone company, now AT&T. Ms. Keith has represented clients in the defense of civil lawsuits before federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as their state counterparts. Ms. Keith received her J.D. degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, an M.A. degree from Howard University’s School of Political Science, and a B.A. degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Ms. Keith completed a study abroad program at Cemanhuac, S.C. in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Sigma Delta Pi honoraries. Ms. Keith is a past Co-chair of the Legal Procedures Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and recently co-authored a chapter in the ABA publication, Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation. More information on Professor Keith can be found on her law firm website. Click here for the law firm biography.
Bennett Keller is a member of Lathrop & Gage's wealth strategies and corporate practice areas, concentrating his practice in estate planning, probate, and general business, corporate law and succession planning. He is a past Chairman of the Region X Disciplinary Committee of the Missouri Bar, a current Disciplinary Hearing Officer for the Missouri Bar and a member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis. He is past Chairman of the Probate and Trust Law Steering Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and a member of the Durable Power of Attorney Subcommittee of the Missouri Bar. Mr. Keller is a former Board Member of AMC Cancer Research; the Alzheimers Association, the Lupus Foundation and the St. Louis Quarterback Club. Mr. Keller received his B.S.B.A, cum laude, in 1981 from the University of Missouri-Columbia (accounting) and J.D. degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1984, where he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Delta Theta Phi, and a Note and Comment Editor of The Missouri Law Review. Mr. Keller is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois Bar, the U.S. Tax Court and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust and Taxation sections). He is included in Missouri Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Cathy Kelly is associated with the Missouri Public Defender's Office.
John D. Kershman
John D. Kershman is a graduate of Washington University Law and is a Regional Team Leader over St. Charles, and Union, Missouri at Stange Law Firm, P.C. which has numerous offices focusing on Domestic Litigation and Appeals. He has been selected by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers annually since 2010. Mr. Kershman coached the National Civil Rights Appellate Advocacy Team to three consecutive National Championships by way of the law school capturing the 24th, 25th, and 26th Annual McGee National Civil Rights Competition held annually at the University of Minnesota. Members of the team capturing the 26th McGee Civil Rights championship went on to capture the law school’s first ever National Championship in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition the following year.
Robert (Bob) J. Kestelik
Bob Kestelik is a 1997 graduate of the Law School. Upon graduating from Washington University, Bob's first job took him to Mexico City where he worked on two US$5 billion transactions for Pemex, the state-owned oil company of Mexico. Thereafter, Bob joined a Houston-based law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, working on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for clients such as Enron. Bob followed several partners and associates to the Houston office of King & Spalding where, for approximately four years, he continued to work on international mergers and acquisitions as well a major development projects for UPS, Exxon-Mobil and Enron. Bob once again followed several partners and associates to the Houston office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld where he continued to work on projects for UPS and other state-owned oil companies such as ONGC Videsh Limited (the foreign investnment division of the state-owned oil company of India). In 2005 Bob left private practice to go in house at Mattel, Inc., the world’s largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of toys and other children's products based in Southern California. Bob is the Director of International Legal Affairs for Mattel and manages significant legal issues for the company. Bob's current practice includes US and international regulatory issues, international business transactions, material (non-IP) litigation outside the US, handling internal investigations as well as labor and employment issues that arise outside the US. Bob is a member of the New York, Texas and California state bars.
Tamara L. King
Tamara King received her J.D. in 1988 from New York University, where she was a member of the Review of Law and Social Change. From 1988 through 1990 she was an associate with the law firm of Kircher and Phalen in Cincinnati, Ohio, where her practice focused on labor law and asbestos cases. From 1990 through 1992 she was an associate with the law firm of Bartos, Broghal and DeVito in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prof. King engaged in general civil litigation. In 1992, she was appointed Assistant District Attorney for Northampton County, Pennsylvania. She remained in the District Attorney’s office for six years. Simultaneously, she started her own law practice in Easton, Pennsylvania focusing in the areas of small business practice, domestic relations, and personal injury law. In 1998 she moved to St. Louis. Since 1999 she has served as University Judicial Administrator at Washington University. Prof. King serves as the primary resource and liaison to members of the University community on matters pertaining to the administration of the University's Student Judicial Code. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Webster University in St. Louis (1999), Northampton Community College (1994 - 1998) and Pennsylvania State University (1993 - 1998).
Gregory J. Kirsch
Greg Kirsch is a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, a full service law firm having 200 lawyers, based in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices in Washington, DC, New York City, Jacksonville, FL and Frankfurt, Germany. Prof. Kirsch leads the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department, which includes 30 IP attorneys. Prof. Kirsch serves as patent counsel to numerous technology companies ranging from large multinational corporations to small start-ups and universities. He received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1990 and his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa.
Matt Kitzi serves as the Commissioner of Securities and was appointed to that position by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in December 2005. As Commissioner of Securities, Kitzi has issued over 250 administrative orders which involve billions of dollars in investor restitution, civil penalties and Investor Education and Protection Fund payments. Commissioner Kitzi currently serves as the chairman of the Enforcement Section Committee of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), which coordinates enforcement activities and special projects by state securities regulators. In addition to leading national enforcement efforts, Commissioner Kitzi chairs NASAA’s Dodd-Frank Studies Working Group that addressed the dozens of studies arising out of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform Act. He also chairs NASAA’s national task force on auction rate securities, which has secured over $60 billion in relief for investors aggrieved by that market’s meltdown nationwide. Prior to serving in the Secretary of State’s office, Kitzi worked in at the Armstrong Teasdale law firm in Kansas City. Commissioner Kitzi received his juris doctorate, with distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was an editor on the Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree in International Business from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
Frederick B. Kruger
Fred Kruger began the practice of law in 1980 with a large firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in 1984 joined the in-house corporate Legal Department of Anheuser-Busch Companies, where he specialized in complex corporate transactions. In early 2000, he was appointed head of the Corporate & Commercial Section, and assumed responsibility for all the transactional work of the company as well as its related contract and regulatory matters. About 20 to 25 professional and staff members of the company’s Legal Department were dedicated to this area of the company’s legal affairs. In this position Fred was responsible for handling a variety of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of various lines of business for the company. In addition, he was responsible for the planning, negotiation, structuring and documentation of diverse numbers and forms of joint venture transactions, some of whose roots lay in the company’s relationship with its largest and most important suppliers. Other joint ventures were formed by the company to facilitate its involvement in new business directions. The flexibility and variety of joint venture forms available also permitted their use in those situations where the company decided to withdraw its investment in a business and wind-up such a joint venture in a controlled, profitable manner. Fred retired from full-time employment with Anheuser-Busch in December, 2008. He received his J.D. from Indiana University (Bloomington), where he graduated magna cum laude, was awarded the Order of the Coif, and was an editor of the Indiana Law Journal.
Harlan Kwiatek is currently with Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co, C.P.A. He was previously with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP, and Tax counsel for McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Before that he was with Touche, Ross & Company, C.P.A.
Steve Laiderman is associated with The Laiderman Law Firm. Click Here for Profile
Dana Lasley is a Director in the Mergers and Acquisition Transaction Services practice at Deloitte Tax LLP in the St. Louis office. Dana has over 11 years of experience in corporate taxation. Her practice is concentrated primarily on tax matters involving domestic and cross-border corporate reorganizations, liquidations, acquisitions and dispositions, including geographic expansion/contraction/restructuring. She also provides clients with technical tax guidance and assistance with corporate formations, corporate capital structures, distributions and stock redemptions. In addition, she advises clients on the preparation of private letter rulings and technical advice memoranda for submission to the IRS National Office on a variety of tax issues. Dana received her B.S. degree in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University (1984), J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University (1994), and her LL.M. from New York University (1996). She was a judicial clerk in the Northern District of Texas for Federal Magistrate Judge Jane J. Boyle. She serves as an adjunct professor in the Masters Tax Program at Washington University Law School where she teaches Corporate Reorganizations. She is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the State Bar of Missouri, the State Bar of Texas, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Allison Schreiber Lee
Allison Schreiber Lee is a seasoned trial attorney. She has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and, in 2011, was co-lead counsel in one of the longest jury trials in the history of the City of St. Louis. Ms. Lee has also tried more than 100 non-jury trials to verdict, including representation of men and women in divorce and modification hearings. Ms Lee’s extensive trial experience has won her the respect of judges and juries throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Ms. Lee focuses her practice on family law and domestic relations, civil litigation, and civil trial practice. In family law matters, Ms. Lee represents both men and women in divorces, motions to modify child support, custody and maintenance, and in seeking and defending against Orders of Protection. Her representation of both husbands and wives allows her a distinctive understanding of what the other side is planning in litigation. Ms. Lee’s prior employment as a child abuse prosecutor provides her with particular insight into the investigation and allegations of child abuse. She has worked with clients both to protect their children from abusers, as well as protecting the rights of those wrongfully accused of both physical and sexual abuse. Ms. Lee has assisted clients when the Department of Social Services has been called to look into charges of abuse; she has successfully guided clients through what is often a contentious and emotional experience, whether they be on the side of the accuser or the accused. This is just another example of the well-rounded experience that adds to Ms. Lee’s unique and vigorous representation of her family law clients. In her representation of businesses and individuals, Ms. Lee has been responsible for all phases of litigation, from extensive pre-trial work through acting as lead counsel in complex trials. She has led the investigation and preparation of document-intensive multi-party products liability litigation from inception to trial. She has taken and defended depositions of a wide variety of expert and lay witnesses. She has appeared in federal and state courts throughout Missouri. Ms. Lee serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law, where she teaches Pretrial Practice and Procedure. She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
Denise Lieberman is a St. Louis lawyer and activist specializing in constitutional law, civil liberties and civil rights. Click here for more information.
Prof. Lipman is a Partner with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh in St. Louis, Missouri, working primarily on litigation matters, including a variety of civil and criminal cases. His practice focuses on media/communications law, intellectual property and new technologies, including transactional work. Prof. Lipman received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1991, where he was a member of the Law Quarterly and was a winner of the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court competition.
Robert D. Litz
Education: American College of E-Neutrals Electronic Discovery E-Neutral Training (2011); Washington University Civil Mediator Training (2005); USA&M Advanced Mediator Training (2005); NASD Arbitrator Training (2005); AAA Annual Arbitrator Updates (2002-2005); AAA Arbitrator II Training (2002); AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training (1999); AAA Arbitrator and Mediator Training (1993); J.D., University of Missouri- Kansas City (1981); B.A., Drake University, with honors (1979).
Accomplishments: Mr. Litz is Senior Vice President and Director of Arbitration of USA&M and an experienced civil trial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator. The majority of his practice has been concentrated in commercial lending and collections, lender liability and bankruptcy proceedings. He has arbitrated and mediated cases involving breach of contract, real estate, partnership dissolution, personal injury, loan defaults, general corporate, securities, products liability and computer contract matters. Mr. Litz is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington University teaching arbitration and mediation courses and has authored publications in numerous periodicals, including the Missouri Bar Journal, the Missouri Business Law Quarterly, and the Missouri Bar “Litigation Settlements” desk book ADR chapter. He has served as faculty for various ADR training programs and seminars, including the Practicing Law Institute (New York, NY), University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Washington University, The Missouri Bar and ADR Super Conferences (Washington D.C. and New York, NY). He is admitted to the Missouri Bar (1981); U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri (1981); 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (1981); and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (1989).
Affiliations: American Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Section); The Missouri Bar (Commercial Law Committee-Former Vice Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee- Chair 2003-2006); Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee- Chair 1997-2003, Business Law Section); American College of E-Neutrals (Fellow).
Harold (Hal) Lowenstein)
Hal Lowenstein is Of Counsel at Armstrong Teasdale. Click here for his profile.
Wanda is the owner of Professional Coaching Services which provides coaching services for individuals and corporations. She specializes in leadership development, interpersonal relations and retirement design. Her clients include corporate executives, law firms, healthcare facilities and individuals in transition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Human Resources and is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute and the Kansas Bar Family Mediation program. Wanda is also an active member of the International Coach Foundation and the Heartland Coaches Association. Her professional experience includes over 20 years in the healthcare field as a corporate executive, five years as a family mediator and multiple years as adjunct faculty at Washburn University School of Law, the University of Missouri School of Law, UMKC School of Law, Drake University School of Law and Missouri Western State University.