May 31, 2020

Polsinelli PC


2018 Go To Thought Leader Award Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation.

In 1972 Jim Polsinelli and colleagues formed the firm to serve business and real estate clients in a small office in the historic Country Club Plaza District in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm has continued to see impressive growth over its 40+ year history with expanding practice areas and office additions, most recently in Seattle. The addition of these offices is part of our strategic plan to better serve the increasing needs of our clients.

We strive to align our services with our clients' business goals. Doing so has allowed us to attract experienced attorneys across the country seeking a platform best suited to their clients' priorities. With our firm’s concentration of presence in lower-overhead markets, we are able to offer more comprehensive services than local or regional firms and more competitive overall cost than national firms concentrated in higher cost markets.

Contributing authors from Polsinelli PC:

Maggie M. Arcaro, Polsinelli, Entertainment Licensing Lawyer, Copyright Enforcement Attorney
Associate
Maggie Arcaro is inspired by the passion and creativity of the clients with whom she serves, and she strives to develop practical and innovative options aimed at furthering their goals....
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Jane E. Arnold Office Managing Partner St. Louis  Compliance Fraud and Abuse, Stark
Office Managing Partner | Practice Chair
Jane Arnold develops strong relationships that often begin with acquisitions or formations of new enterprises, continue through operational ups and downs, and follow clients on to their...
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Robyn AstGmoser, Polsinelli Law Firm, Patent and Trademark Litigation Attorney
Associate
Robyn Ast-Gmoser represents clients in all aspects of patent and trademark litigation, including initial case assessment and strategy development, fact and expert evidentiary case...
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Keia Atkinson Employment Attorney Polsinelli Law Firm
Associate
Keia James Atkinson advises clients on a wide variety of sensitive workplace matters, including single plaintiff and complex class action wage-and-hour litigation, high profile workplace...
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Axel, Polsinelli, Phoenix, Shareholder
Shareholder
Jennifer helps clients navigate through all stages of complex commercial litigation, whether in federal or state courts, or any number of arbitration forums. She frequently works with...
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Philip Bledsoe, Polsinelli Law Firm, Denver, Litigation Law Attorney
Senior Partner
Philip Bledsoe is a trial lawyer. But he knows that litigation, much less a trial, is rarely a client’s first choice, and in many cases settlement is the best and most appropriate option. ...
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Jack Blum Polsinelli Employment Attorney
Associate
Jack Blum is an associate in the firm’s Employment Disputes, Litigation, and Arbitration practice, where he represents employers in connection with a wide range of employment law issues....
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Jonathan Blum, tax Attorney, non-profit, charities, Dallas, Polsinelli Law FIrm
Shareholder
Jonathan Blum understands the nonprofit sector from a unique vantage point. He gained a wealth of experience while serving as in-house general counsel for a major international charity and...
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Associate
JJ firmly believes that the best way to effectively represent clients in development and transfers of intellectual property matters is to fully immerse himself in understanding the client’s...
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Shareholder, Practice Chair
Mary Clare Bonaccorsi serves as outside general counsel and trusted business adviser to health care and life sciences companies. Those clients include domestic and international medical...
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Jill M. Borgonzi, Polsinelli, arbitration proceedings lawyer, employment policies attorney
Jill Borgonzi is passionately dedicated to working collaboratively with clients to resolve the issues they face running their business. Jill devotes her practice to representing employers...
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Associate
Rockwell Bower is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on commercial litigation, antitrust, class actions, and information privacy.  He works to understand and advance the client's...
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Alex Boyd data privacy lawyer Polsinelli
Associate
Alexander D. Boyd is an associate in the Technology Transactions and Data Privacy practice. Working with Polsinelli attorneys in the Intellectual Property Department, he advises clients on...
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Elizabeth H. Bray Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorney Polsinelli Chicago, IL
Shareholder
Liz Bray understands and works with clients to design, implement and ensure the compliance of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements with the Internal Revenue Code,...
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Ken Briggs, Polsinelli Law Firm, Healthcare Attorney
Associate
Ken Briggs helps all entities engaged in health care make sense of the modern business and legal environment. He focuses on finding comprehensive solutions to address health care regulatory...
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Matthew C. Cooper, Polsinelli Law Firm, Washington DC, Securities and Corporate Law Attorney
Associate
As an associate in the Securities and Corporate Finance practice, Matt Cooper understands the opportunities and challenges companies face as they navigate their businesses through today’s...
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Andrew B. Cripe  Chicago Shareholder  Practice Chair Employment Advice & Investigations Employment Litigation False Claims Act Defense
Shareholder | Practice Chair
Andy Cripe focuses on supporting management, human resources and in-house legal teams with all aspects of workforce management. Clients also look to Andy for general counsel in connection...
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Elizabeth Cummings, Polsinelli Law Firm, St. Louis, Litigation Law Attorney
Shareholder
Elizabeth Cummings’ creative problem-solving skills both in and out of the courtroom make her an asset to the toxic and mass tort practice as a whole. Elizabeth works on behalf of her...
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Marissa Curran, Polsinelli Law Firm, St Louis, Environmental Law Attorney
Associate
There are several thousand pages of state and federal chemical, environmental, health, and safety regulations that affect clients in the day-to day operation of their businesses.  Marissa...
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Mary Kathryn Curry, labor and employment lawyer, polsinelli, law firm
Associate
Mary Curry is dedicated to helping clients efficiently and effectively address their litigation needs. As a member of the firm's Labor and Employment practice, Mary represents employers...
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Shareholder
Bill develops creative and practical solutions to help companies identify and manage risks, regulatory burdens, and potential liabilities throughout strategic planning and litigation.    ...
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Dennis Dobbels, Polsinelli Law Firm, Toxic and Mass Tort Attorney
Shareholder, Practice Chair
With his 25 years of trial and appellate experience, Dennis J. Dobbels offers clients an extensive background in all aspects of product liability, toxic tort and legacy liability, tax...
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Shareholdermclardy@polsinelli.com
Michelle Clardy Dobbs prides herself in keeping clients informed on case developments and strategy. She works with businesses of all sizes to solve their commercial litigation, product...
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Senior Partner
Doreen Dodson brings good judgment, practical solutions, and extensive experience to serving the immigration and employment needs of clients in a variety of industries. For more than 35...
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R. Montgomery Donaldson, business counseling, litigation attorney, Polsinelli law firm
Shareholder
R. Montgomery ("Monty") Donaldson, a seasoned veteran who has litigated and provided consultation in connection with a wide range of matters across an equally wide spectrum of industries,...
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Darren Donnelly Patent & IP Lawyer Polsinelli
Principal
Darren Donnelly represents clients in patent and other technology and intellectual property disputes. Leveraging 20 years of experience in all aspects of complex patent litigation and...
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Daniel J. Donohue, Polsinelli, contract compliance issues lawyer,
Senior Partner
Dan Donohue represents clients with federal and state government contracts and commercial contracts for services, supplies and construction and advises on contract compliance issues. He has...
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W. Andrew Douglass, Polsinelli PC, Executive Compensation Attorney, Fiduciary Responsibilities Lawyer
Shareholder/Practice Chair
Andrew Douglass approaches legal counsel through the lens of the client. By focusing on the client’s definition of success, he tailors his employee benefits counsel so that it is centered...
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Denise K. Drake, Polsinelli, Workplace Lawsuits Attorney, multi-defendant employment actions lawyer
Shareholder
Denise Drake is known for her creative and practical approach to employment law issues, as well as her sincere interest in helping employers improve their workplaces, proactively avoid...
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Darryl Drevna, Polsinelli PC, Government Affairs Attorney, Shifting Policy Lawyer,
Policy Advisor
Darryl Drevna’s understanding of the legislative and regulation process help clients make informed decision in a complex and shifting policy environment. As a government affairs...
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Meredith A. Duncan, Polsinelli PC, Government Regulation Attorney, Medical Licensing Lawyer,
Shareholder
A litigator at heart, Meredith Duncan has the skills and experience to advocate for clients before government regulators, administrative law judges and courtrooms alike. She uses those...
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Lauren Z. Groebe, Polsinelli, HIPAA Compliance Attorney, Health Care Provider Lawyer
Associate
Lauren Groebe tackles client’s issues with a high level of commitment and enthusiasm every time. She brings a passion for the practice of health care law and a genuine interest in its...
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Elizabeth T. Gross, Polsinelli, Banking Industry Lawyer, financial services employment litigation, attorney
Shareholder
Elizabeth Gross offers practical and focused solutions for employers facing employee management issues, from daily counseling matters through the litigation process. She understands the...
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Virginia C. Gross, Polsinelli PC, Tax Counseling Matters Lawyer, Corporate Governance Attorney
Shareholder
Virginia Gross has dedicated her career to counseling tax-exempt organizations. She advises clients on legal compliance issues and planning opportunities to more effectively advance their...
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Jennifer R. Growcock, Polsinelli PC, Alternative Dispute Resolution lawyer, Employment Litigation matters Attorney
Shareholder
Jennifer Growcock is well-versed in trial and appellate practice. Her unique array of litigation and appellate experience empowers her to represent clients’ litigation needs. While Jennifer...
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Andrew M. Grumet Nonprofit Organizations Polsinelli New York, NY
Shareholder | Practice Chair
Andrew partners with some of the largest multinational nonprofit organizations, foundations, mission driving companies, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists around the globe. For over...
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Erica H. Gruver Polsinelli Associate Employment Class Actions Employment Disputes, Litigation and Arbitration
Associate
Erica H. Gruver is an associate in the Employment Class Action practice group. She is committed to understanding the industry in which clients operate and provides counsel to employers on a...
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Thomas N. Guillen, Polsinelli, Dispute Resolution Attorney, Toxic Torts Lawyer
Attorney
Tom Guillen has always been a problem-solver, and his business experience prior to attending law school often required him to find new ways to do so. As Director of Customer Service for an...
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Jeanna Palmer Gunville Health Care Attorney Polsinelli Chicago, IL
Shareholder
Jeanna Palmer Gunville’s practice focuses on corporate health care transactional work and regulatory matters. Her breadth of experience and in-depth understanding of the health care...
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Bobby Guy, Polsinelli Law Firm, Nashville, Corporate and Health Care Law Attorney
Shareholder
Bobby Guy believes that the uncertainty surrounding the US healthcare market presents the greatest investment opportunity in healthcare for the last half century. He is a healthcare deal...
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Stan Hill, Polsinelli PC, Class Action Lawsuits Lawyer, Labor Discrimination Attorney, Atlanta,
Associate
Stan Hill is a strategic thinker, both inside and outside the litigation context, with an unwavering focus on achieving his clients' goals. Stan's passion for employment law began during...
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Christopher L.E. Hines, Polsinelli PC, Patent Preparation Lawyer, Infringement Litigation Attorney
Associate
An experienced patent attorney and computer programmer, Christopher Hines focuses on a variety of intellectual property assets, including patents and trademarks, with an emphasis on the...
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Robert J. Hingula, Polsinelli, Education Matters Lawyer, Discipline Procedures Attorney
Shareholder
Robert Hingula primarily focuses his practice on trial and counseling work involving labor and employment law.  Most recently, he has devoted a significant amount of his practice to...
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Melissa Ho antitrust lawyer Polsinelli
Shareholder
Melissa Ho is a trial attorney with a detailed understanding of government regulations and business litigation. A former prosecutor, she is sympathetic to the disruption and chaos a...
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Melissa S. Ho Shareholder Phoenix Antitrust, Antitrust - Health Care Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, Stark, Financial and Securities Litigation, Financial Technology, Regulation Government Investigations, Health Care Litigation
Shareholder
Melissa Ho is a trial attorney with a detailed understanding of government regulations and business litigation. A former prosecutor, she is sympathetic to the disruption and chaos a...
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Meredith A. Hoberock, Polsinelli, Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Complex Litigation Matters Attorney
Associate
Meredith Hoberock’s strong work ethic, professionalism, and passion for serving others complements her legal practice and ability to help clients resolve disputes.  As a former judicial law...
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Julius W. Hobson, Jr., Polsinelli PC, Public Policy Attorney, Long Term Care Regulation Lawyer,
Senior Policy Adviser
Julius W. Hobson, Jr., strives to meet client public policy goals and objectives based upon the client needs and capabilities. Julius has more than 40 years’ experience in public policy,...
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William Hoffman Health Care Lawyer Polsinelli
Shareholder
Bill Hoffman is a dedicated Shareholder based in Polsinelli's St. Louis office. He is passionate on providing guidance on regulatory issues, such as licensure and accreditation, Medicare...
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Associate
Kevin Hogan finds fulfillment in helping businesses prosper. He is driven by his interest in helping clients achieve their goals in an efficient, yet thorough manner, which makes him an...
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Associate
As a former federal law enforcement agent and an experienced litigator, Jason Hoggan understands what is at stake when individuals and corporations face government investigations or complex...
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W. Taylor McNeill, Polsinelli PC, Anti-Kickback Statute Matters Lawyer, False Claim act Investigations Attorney
Associate
Taylor McNeill possesses a deep interest and curiosity for understanding every aspect of our clients' cases. An associate in Polsinelli's Government Investigations practice, he has...
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Matthew Melfi Associate Denver Health Care Industry Health Care Services Hospitals and Health Systems
Associate
Matthew Melfi has a natural inclination to understand issues and solve problems. After recently receiving a Masters of Laws in Health Law from Loyola University in Chicago, Matthew joined...
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Shareholder
From a company’s inception to its exit and everything in between, Cortney Mendenhall represents business clients through all aspects of their life cycle. As an attorney focused on the life...
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Justin Alphonse Mercurio Capital Markets & Commercial Lending Polsinelli Kansas City, MO
Associate
Justin Alphonse Mercurio is an associate in the Capital Markets and Commercial Lending practice. Justin’s practice is focused on all aspects of commercial financing transactions.  Prior to...
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Adam B. Merrill,Employment related Compliance Lawyer, Wage and Hour Issues Attorney
Associate
No matter the issue, complaint or dispute, clients can count on Adam Merrill to represent their interests and support their priorities. His experience litigating employment-related cases in...
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T.J. Mitchell Commercial Litigation Lawyer Polsinelli Law Firm
Associate
Thomas (T.J.) Mitchell is an associate in the Commercial Litigation practice group. T.J. partners with Polsinelli’s seasoned attorneys to provide litigation solutions in complex financial...
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C. Ryan Morgan Associate Clinical Integration and Alignment Compliance (Fraud and Abuse, Stark) Health Care Industry Health Care Services Hospitals and Health Systems Specialty Pharmacies Health Care Litigation
Associate
Ryan Morgan understands that success in today's complex and competitive health care marketplace requires innovative ideas powered by intelligent legal guidance. Ryan's experience on both...
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Associate
Brian Morris is an associate in Polsinelli’s Labor and Employment Litigation practice. He received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 2011, where he was a Staff Editor...
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Jenny Cascone Mosh Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorney Polsinelli Kansas City, MO
Shareholder
Jenny Cascone Mosh is a shareholder in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group in Kansas City. Jenny leverages over 20 years of experience to counsel clients in a...
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Erin Muellenberg Medical Staff Law Attorney
Principal
Erin Muellenberg brings a strong skillset to her exclusive practice of medical staff law. As a former Director of Medical Staff Services in a large community-based hospital, she is...
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Neal Shah, Polsinelli Law Firm, Healthcare Law Attorney
Associate
Neal Shah applies his experience in government, private practice, and health care delivery to help identify practical legal solutions to complex regulatory and transactional problems,...
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Luke Shannon Intellectual Property Attorney
Shareholder
Luke Shannon believes that there is no “secret formula” for success; rather, success requires careful attention, informed analysis, and sensitivity to each client’s particular needs. He...
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Associate
Emily Shaw approaches problems with diligence, creativity, and enthusiasm. She combines her passion for health care law with her commitment to each client’s individual business needs to...
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Charles Sheets, Polsinelli Law Firm, Healthcare Attorney
Shareholder
Charles Sheets is an active member of the health law community, staying up to date on all the emerging trends and changing legal landscape. He concentrates his practice on government...
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Dmitry Shifrin Shareholder Chicago, Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation, Commercial Litigation ,False Claims Act Defense,Health Care Industry
Shareholder
Dmitry Shifrin believes the foundation of any client relationship is to act as a trusted advisor instead of simply as a litigator, considering all aspects of a client’s business and what...
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Tyler Short, Polsinelli, Transactional Attorney, private equity firms lawyer
Associate
As a corporate and transactional attorney, clients rely on Tyler Short for guidance on a multitude of matters. Tyler draws upon his experience in mergers and acquisitions (including...
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Julie E. Shroyer MSW, Advocacy Coalition Attorney, Regulatory Language Lawyer
Senior Policy Adviser
Julie Shroyer’s long-term relationships with health and education policy decision makers allow her to be a forceful voice for clients’ interests. With 25 years of government relations...
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Melvin J. Sims, Polsinelli, Device commercialization lawyer, Patent Portfolios Attorney
Associate
Melvin Sims understands that intellectual property is often a company's most valuable asset. Melvin is dedicated to providing clients with the quality assistance they need to protect their...
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Katherine Smith Immigration Attorney Polsinelli Law Firm
Associate
Kate Smith counsels clients in a wide array of immigration and workforce mobility matters, including employment eligibility verification (I-9 and E-Verify) best practices and ICE audits....
404.253.6039
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Matthew J. Smith, Polsinelli, Patent Licensing Lawyer, Portfolio Determinations Attorney
Shareholder
Matthew Smith is passionate about helping clients protect their intellectual property. He concentrates his practice on providing clients counsel across a wide spectrum of issues, including...
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Lauren Wojtowicz Cohen, Polsinelli, contract manufacturing relationships lawyer, medical equipment matters attorney
Associate
Prior to becoming a lawyer Lauren managed contract manufacturing relationships in the medical equipment and bio tech industries. This real-life experience in business organizations gives...
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Stephanie A. Wolters Compliance Analyst Polsinelli
Compliance Analyst
Stephanie Wolters uses her depth of knowledge in the affirmative action field to help clients find a solution. She offers a broad range of EEO and Affirmative Action compliance services...
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Paul R. Wood, Polsinelli, customer fraud lawyer, raiding and recruitment attorney
Shareholder
Paul Wood has tried more than 50 cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels in 17 states. He thrives on securing positive results for his clients and, over the course...
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John T. Woodruff Houston Polsinelli, Business Transactions, International Tax, Tax,Tax Planning
Shareholder
For each engagement, John Woodruff’s goal is to provide strategic, practical, and efficient recommendations for our clients’ complex tax matters. John counsels clients on all aspects of...
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Practice Chair
As practice group chair, Patrick C. Woolley has helped to grow the firm's Science and Technology practice from its inception to over 35 lawyers and scientists.  In his practice, Mr. Woolley...
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Eric S. Wu, Polsinelli, Capital Markets Lawyer, securities transactions attorney
Shareholder
Eric S. Wu has a capital markets background that allows him to serve his clients as a reliable resource and practical adviser. Eric concentrates his practice in business transactions,...
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