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Pat Whalen to Speak on Cybersecurity at Knowledge Group Event / May, 2015

Pat Whalen to Speak on Cybersecurity at Knowledge Group Event

Spencer Fane Chairman Pat Whalen was recently asked to speak on cybersecurity as part of The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast Series.

Spencer Fane Successfully Defends the Interests of Birch Subscribers

Spencer Fane recently obtained a significant victory for the privacy interests of Birch Communications subscribers.  In a case interpreting the reach of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the firm obtained an order quashing a private party’s subpoena for Birch’s customer records.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Jane Dueker to Governmental Affairs Group

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Jane Dueker has joined the firm in its St. Louis office as Of Counsel in the Governmental Affairs practice group.

Blane Markley Initiated Into Ingram’s 2015 Class of 40 Under 40

Spencer Fane Partner Blane Markley was highlighted in this month’s issue of Ingram’s as a new member of the publication’s 2015 class of 40 under 40. The annual feature recognizes the 40 most accomplished individuals under the age of 40 in the Kansas City metropolitan area based on professional successes as well as community involvement.

Spencer Fane Expands its Trust and Estate Planning Practice Group

Springfield, Missouri – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate to its Springfield office. Nicholas Irmen will join the firm’s Trust and Estate Planning Practice Group where he will aid clients in estate planning, business transactions, tax advice, trust and estate administration, and charitable planning.

Fano Shares Insight on Employer Background Checks in Law Week Colorado

Last week’s issue of Law Week Colorado featured Spencer Fane Partner Ron Fano in an article on the ever-increasing issue of compliance with Fair Credit Reporting Act regulations during employer background checks.

The Kansas City Star Spotlights Spencer Fane Charitable Giving Program

Following last week’s announcement of Spencer Fane’s new charitable giving program, the firm was highlighted in The Kansas City Star for the program’s planned contributions to its inaugural recipient, the Kansas City Art Institute, as well as the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council.

Willman Recognized as Baron of the Boardroom by KC Counselor

Spencer Fane Partner Sue Willman was featured in this month’s issue of KC Counselor as a recipient of the KCMBA’s prestigious Baron of the Boardroom award. This recognition is bestowed annually to Kansas City attorneys with distinguished careers in the area of corporate and business law. Willman’s nomination, submitted by fellow Spencer Fane Partner Nate Orr, outlined Willman’s rise to success both as a national expert in the field of preventative and proactive employment law and as a leader in the firm.

Spencer Fane Expands its Intellectual Property Practice Group

Kansas City, Missouri – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of an associate to its Kansas City office. Chinenye Okafor will join the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group where she will focus on patent and trademark acquisition as well as intellectual property litigation matters.

Spencer Fane Launches New Charitable Giving Program

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the launch of its new charitable giving program with the mission of renewing the firm’s commitment to the arts and innovation community while maximizing the impact of its annual giving. The program will pilot in the firm’s Kansas City offices and later debut in its Springfield, Mo., St. Louis, Mo., and Denver offices.

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