Alumnus and National Council Member Hunter Receives Mound City Bar Association Award

Jerry Hunter, JD ’77, received the Mound City Bar Association’s (MCBA) 2014 Legal Legend Award. Hunter, a member of the law school’s National Council, is a longtime partner at Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis.

MCBA champions issues instrumental to the legal, local, and African-American community. The Legal Legend Award celebrates the accomplishments of unsung African Americans in the legal profession who have made an outstanding contribution to the legal profession or have been historical supporters of African-American attorneys.

Hunter is a member of Bryan Cave’s Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Client Service Groups. His practice involves representing businesses in litigation matters and all phases of labor and employment law, including preventive labor relations and supervisory training; affirmative action and diversity issues; labor arbitrations; handling charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor, and state and local civil rights agencies; and defending cases filed in federal and state courts in which plaintiffs allege unlawful discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, sex, sexual harassment, age, disability, retaliation, and other alleged unlawful criteria.

Earlier in his career, Hunter worked as an attorney for the NLRB and the EEOC. Gov. John Ashcroft appointed him director of the Missouri State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations in 1986; he was later appointed general counsel for NLRB by President George H.W. Bush.