Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Patrick J. Whalen has been recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as an inaugural member of the Ingram’s 250 list of the most influential business leaders in the Kansas City region.
The list reflects what the regarded magazine views as the 250 most important, influential and powerful business leaders throughout the Kansas City metro-area. Those highlighted on the list have worked to shape and direct the Kansas City metropolitan business community through decisive leadership and vision.
Under Mr. Whalen’s direction, Spencer Fane has experienced accelerated growth and established its undeniable presence on the legal landscape. While many law firms have experienced slowing revenue and income growth in recent years, Spencer Fane has seen double digit growth under the strategic vision and actions of Mr. Whalen. The firm has also experienced significant expansion in practice area, attorney count and geographic reach. Spencer Fane provides representation in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo., Omaha, Neb., Overland Park, Kan., Jefferson City, Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., as well as three new office openings in the last year in Oklahoma City, Okla., Dallas, Texas and Cape Girardeau, Mo. These expansion efforts have not been haphazard, but rather, calculated and strategic.
Mr. Whalen serves the Kansas City area in numerous capacities and boards, including the Kansas City Area Development Council and the Kansas City Civic Council. He has been noted and awarded throughout his career, including being recognized by general counsel as a Nation’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal, “the top choice for IP Litigation,” by the Kansas City Business Magazine, a Top 40 Business Leader Under 40 in Kansas City, an eight-time Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer, a Law Firm Leader of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and “among the best in the world in Internet and E-commerce law,” by Business Research, Ltd. He has been widely published and invited to speak to a broad range of groups and organizations, sought for his experience and legal leadership.
Read the full Ingram’s article here.