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Jane Fedder Provides Insight on Messy Citizen Suit Standing Principles

Spencer Fane attorney Jane Fedder published an article featured in Law360 discussing the recent court ruling in Environment Texas Citizen Lobby v. ExxonMobil Corp.

Andrew Brought Presents at REGFORM Compliance and Enforcement Seminar

Spencer Fane attorney Andrew Brought presented at the Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri (REGFORM) 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Seminar on the factors in environmental prosecution.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Provide Insight on Revisions to NWP 12

Spencer Fane attorneys Jessica Merrigan, Kathleen Whitby, and Andrew Brought recently published an article featured in POWER.

Paul Jacobson Explains Impact of OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidance

Spencer Fane attorney Paul Jacobson recently published an article in Risk Management Monitor discussing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidance on COVID-19- related issues.

Jessica Merrigan Named Fellow of American College of Environmental Lawyers

Spencer Fane attorney Jessica Merrigan was recently elected as one of the 2020 class of Fellows of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). She is one of only 28 attorneys nationwide to receive this prestigious recognition this year.

Paul Jacobson to Present on Environmental Compliance During COVID-19

Spencer Fane attorney Paul Jacobson will present at the upcoming Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Monthly Meeting on environmental compliance during COVID-19.

Spencer Fane Adds Jane Fedder to Environmental and Energy Group in St. Louis

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce Jane Fedder has joined the firm’s St. Louis office in the Environmental and Energy Practice Group.

Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Earn Recognition in 2020 Chambers USA

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that twelve of the firm’s attorneys and six practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. Attorneys throughout the firm have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas including Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environmental, Labor & Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Mediators Litigation, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigations and Real Estate.

EPA’s New Definition of Federal Waters – John Watson Provides Insight

Spencer Fane attorney John Watson recently published an article in ColoradoBiz on the new scope of federally regulated water (Waters of the United States).

A.J. Ferate Reviews Supreme Court Decision on Herrera v Wyoming

Spencer Fane attorney A.J. Ferate recently conducted a teleforum call for The Federalist Society on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Herrera v. Wyoming.

Four Spencer Fane Attorneys to Present at MECC Conference

Spencer Fane attorneys Andrew Brought, Jessica Merrigan, Jim Price, and Baerbel Schiller will be presenting at the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) in Kansas City.

Spencer Fane Announces Addition of 2 Partners in Kansas City Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two partners to the firm’s Kansas City office. Brent Erwood joins the Banking and Financial Services practice group, while Jessica Merrigan joins the Environmental and Energy practice group.

John Watson Provides Guidance on Dissolved Methane Monitoring

Spencer Fane attorney John Watson recently discussed issues regarding regulatory requirements and sampling procedures for methane monitoring at oil and gas sites at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) Member Spotlight Luncheon.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 59 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 59 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Serve as Guest Lecturers on Environmental Due Diligence

Spencer Fane attorneys Ryan Pulkrabek and Shelby Wood recently presented at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law about the importance of environmental due diligence in real estate transactions.

Eric Combs joins Spencer Fane in Oklahoma

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of associate Eric Combs to its Environmental and Energy practice in the firm’s Oklahoma City office.

Mike Hockley Elected Treasurer of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

At the recent annual meeting of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, Spencer Fane Partner Mike Hockley was elected Treasurer, and will be one of four Officers leading the College for the upcoming year.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Attorney Jacob Reeves to Environmental and Energy Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Jacob Reeves has joined the firm’s Environmental and Energy practice groups as Of Counsel in Oklahoma City.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Carrie Vaughn to Environmental and Energy Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that it will once again be joined by Carrie Vaughn, who rejoins the firm as an associate in its Environmental and Energy practice.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 58 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 58 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Ryan Pulkrabek to Environmental & Energy Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of associate Ryan Pulkrabek to its Environmental & Energy practice.

Andrew Brought and Mark Thornhill Provide Insights on DOJ Worker Endangerment Initiative

Andrew Brought and Mark Thornhill spoke to health and safety leaders at Kansas City companies about federal civil and criminal enforcement of worker endangerment laws. The presentation was part of the Midwestern Construction Safety Conference sponsored by The Builder’s Association of Kansas City.

Paul Jacobson Provides Update on Hazardous Waste Regulations at A&WMA Conference

At the February Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Technical Conference, Spencer Fane attorney Paul Jacobson updated attendees on the recent changes in federal regulations regarding the management of hazardous waste.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands, Adding Three New Associates in Kansas City And One in St. Louis

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of four new associates. Three will be added to its Kansas City, MO. office, as well as one new associate addition to its St. Louis, MO. office. David Hrabik will be joining the firm’s Corporate Practice Group; Paul T. Jacobson and Shelby Wood will be added to the Environmental Practice Group. In St. Louis, Soo Hyun Cho will join the Corporate Practice Group.

Baerbel Schiller Shares Insights on Leadership and Legal Careers

On Monday November 9, Baerbel Schiller participated in a panel discussion at St. Louis University School of Law focusing on careers paths that can stem from a degree in law.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Participate in SIOR Development Day

Attorneys from Spencer Fane’s Real Estate and Environmental teams exhibited Thursday 9/24 at SIOR Development Day, hosted by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

Andrew Brought Presents on Accidental Release and Chemical Accident Prevention Programs at Missouri Environment and Energy Conference

Spencer Fane Partner Andrew Brought was selected to present at this year’s Missouri Chamber of Commerce Environment and Energy Conference.

Andrew Brought Shares His Insights on Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

Spencer Fane Partner Andrew Brought was recently featured as a guest columnist in SIOR Professional Report, a quarterly publication of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

Andrew Brought Shares His Insights on Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Property Transactions

Spencer Fane Partner Andrew Brought was recently featured as a guest columnist on Midwest Real Estate News sharing his vast knowledge and insight on environmental site assessments. The article, titled “Top 10 things you need to know about Phase I Environmental Site Assessments,” outlines the role and common misconceptions of environmental site assessments in a property transaction.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska Super Lawyers®

Spencer Fane congratulates 44 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska Super Lawyers®. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Attorneys are selected for inclusion by their peers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

Mike Hockley Participates in “The Military Factor: Economic Might, Talented Workers” Forum

Mike Hockley, a Spencer Fane partner, participated in Ingram’s industry outlook roundtable discussion on July 9, 2014. The discussion’s focus: “The Military Factor: Economic Might, Talented Workers.” It included men who have served in the military and are now executives in Kansas City businesses.

Mike Hockley has been awarded the Overland Park Rotary’s Highest Honor

Spencer Fane is proud to announce that Mike Hockley, a Partner in our Kansas City office, has been awarded the Overland Park Rotary’s highest honor, The Ben Craig Distinguished Service Award.