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Ed Dowd elected President of NAFUSA Foundation

Founding Dowd Bennett partner Ed Dowd has been elected to serve as President of the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys Foundation.  The Foundation raises funds for a variety of causes including award money for information leading to arrests and convictions in unsolved crimes.  Dowd, who was U.S. Attorney…

Jim Bennett named to the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College

Dowd Bennett founding partner and Westminster College alumnus, Jim Bennett, was named to the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster in Fulton, Missouri.  The honor was conferred during the 50th anniversary dedication of St. Mary the Virgin, a Christopher Wren chapel that was moved from London to the Westminster…

Sheena Hamilton to be honored by BAMSL

Dowd Bennett attorney Sheena Hamilton will receive the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) at its annual Law Day event on May 2, 2019.  This award is given annually to a lawyer age 36 or younger who has been practicing less…

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Summary Judgment for Dowd Bennett client

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently decided Engelhardt v. Qwest Corporation, affirming the summary judgment awarded to a subsidiary of CenturyLink on claims brought by a former employee.  While employed by Qwest, the plaintiff had participated in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit…

Beth Carver inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Dowd Bennett partner Beth Carver was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers on April 12, 2019, at the Academy’s spring meeting in Philadelphia.  The Academy was founded to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the…

Jay Nixon selected as a Harvard Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow

Partner Jay Nixon is a Visiting Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health from April 10-19, 2019.  Mr. Nixon is teaching graduate students in public health and law, among other topics, leadership in crisis management, getting hyper partisanship out of public health decisions…

Jim Martin & Michelle Nasser presented at BAMSL’s White-Collar Conference

On April 10, 2019, Dowd Bennett partners Jim Martin and Michelle Nasser presented at BAMSL’s first annual White-Collar Crime Conference.  Jim Martin was a panelist on “Important White Collar Developments,” and Michelle Nasser was a panelist on “It Doesn’t End with Upjohn: Preserving Privilege and Other Ethical Considerations in…

Elizabeth Carver mentors new women lawyers

On March 29, 2109, Dowd Bennett partner Elizabeth Carver served on a panel at the Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis’ March Membership/Mentorship Luncheon at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.  Dowd Bennett LLP has served as the WLA’s exclusive Membership/Mentorship Sponsor for four consecutive years.  Bi-monthly…

Jay Nixon sits down with Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Former Missouri Governor and Dowd Bennett partner Jay Nixon discusses his role as an advocate for clients as well as his home state.  A link to the Missouri Lawyers Weekly article is below. Nixon Relishes new role as advocate

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