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Spencer Fane works closely with state and local political leaders and regulatory decision makers to affect changes in laws and regulations to meet our clients' needs.

Joe Bednar Receives 2018 Carnahan Award for Public Service

Spencer Fane LLP Partner Joe Bednar has been named recipient of the 2018 Governor Mel Carnahan Award for Public Service. The award, named after the former Missouri Governor, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions through their public service, both paid and volunteer, in the government, education, nonprofit, or legal sectors.

Gov. Brad Henry and Andy Lester Write Article on Death Penalty Reforms

Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Governor Brad Henry and Andy Lester recently collaborated to write an article published in both Tulsa World and The Oklahoman about death penalty reforms. The article discusses their time serving as co-chairmen of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission, including identifying a broken system and their recommendations to fix it.

“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 Attorney Jane Dueker Named Among The Missouri Times 100 List

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce attorney Jane Dueker has been named to The Missouri Times’ 100 List. The publication’s biennial list features “100 people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know”.

Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry Joins Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has joined the firm.

Alderman Jack Coatar Joins Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Jack Coatar to its St. Louis office as counsel in its Governmental Affairs and Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice groups.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Rita D’Agostino to its Governmental Affairs and Real Estate Practice Groups

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Rita D’Agostino has joined the firm in its Kansas City office as Of Counsel in the Governmental Affairs and Real Estate practice groups.

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.

Thirty-One Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013

Thirty-one Spencer Fane attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Five Attorneys Advancing to Partner

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne Chairman Mike Saunders announces the names of five attorneys who will become Partners of the firm on January 1, 2012.

Keith Wenzel Joins Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP has expanded its office in Jefferson City, Mo., with the addition of veteran attorney and administrative law and insurance law expert, Keith Wenzel as Of Counsel.