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April 25, 2015 3:08 AM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Company Overview

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. provides legal advisory services to corporate and institutional clients. The firm focuses on areas that include antitrust and trade regulation, appellate practice and trial consulting, arbitration, corporate governance, employee benefits, estate planning, and strategic issues management. Additionally, it provides business litigation, government enforcement and compliance, public policy, federal taxation, and intellectual property consulting services. Shook, Hardy & Bacon caters to agribusiness and food systems, banking and financial services, real estate, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and distribution sectors. The firm was founded in 1889 and is based in Kan...

2555 Grand Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64108

United States

Founded in 1889

Phone:

816-474-6550

Fax:

816-421-5547

Key Executives for Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Key Developments

Shook, Hardy & Bacon to Open Chicago Office Next Month

Shook, Hardy & Bacon will open an office in Chicago next month. The Chicago office is the fourth office Shook has opened in a new city in the past three years. Other new offices included a Denver office that opened last June, a Seattle office that opened in 2013 and a Philadelphia office that opened in August 2012. Shook has a total of 13 office locations, including two in Europe.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Announces Appointment of Attorneys

Shook, Hardy & Bacon named 9 attorneys to partnership from the firm's Kansas City office, effective Jan. 1. Zach Chaffee-McClure is a member of the firm's Business Litigation team, where he focuses on claims for breach of contract and breach of warranty, defending class actions brought under state consumer protection laws, banking litigation, business tort litigation and appeals. Kristina L. Burmeister is a member of the firm's Tort group. Her practice focuses on the defense of companies engaged in technical services and manufacturing, and she spends much of her time handling cases involving significant property damage, fire suppression systems and alarm systems. Megan M. Egli is a member of the firm's Global Product Liability group. She defends corporations in individual and complex product liability cases. She has served on numerous trial teams and achieved successful results throughout the country in state and federal courts. Cory Fisher is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Prosecution & Counseling team, focusing on patent analysis, infringement and validity. M. Katie Gates Calderon is a member of the firm's Global Product Liability team. She defends corporations in individual and complex tort, product liability and consumer protection matters. Christine Guastello is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation team. She focuses on litigating complex intellectual property disputes, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Guastello has worked in a wide range of technology areas, including coal combustion technologies, pharmacy automation, computer software, telecommunications, computer networking, Internet technologies, health care information systems and medical informatics, online gaming, encryption, and chemical compounds. Ann Peper Havelka is a member of the firm's Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation group and the Agribusiness and Food Safety team. In addition to defending pharmaceutical and agribusiness clients in productliability and consumer labeling class action lawsuits across the country, Havelka regularly counsels companies on matters governed by the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture, ranging from facility inspection, labeling, regulatory compliance, recalls and risk management. She helps clients prepare for and interact with FDA and USDA and assists companies with corrective actions, product recalls and market corrections, and customs holds. Micah L. Hobbs is a member of the firm's Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation group. She represents clients including Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Company, Bausch & Lomb, Covidien and C.R. Bard. She has defended and managed national litigation on behalf of product manufacturers, including pharmaceutical, medical device and tobacco manufacturers. Her experience includes defense of complex cases, including class actions, MDL proceedings and third-party contribution cases. Elena K. McFarland is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Prosecution and Counseling team; her practice focuses on representing clients in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications in many technology areas. She also counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including patent infringement and validity analysis and intellectual property licensing.

Shook Hardy & Bacon Opens New Denver Office

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. announced that it is expanding with the opening of a new Denver office. The office opens June 1 and will include four lawyers, formerly of the boutique commercial litigation firm Sander Ingebretsen & Wake PC. Attorneys Kirk Ingebretsen, Richard "Chip" Sander, Dan Wake and Dan Rohner practice in a number of areas, including banking and financial services, employment, insurance, corporate governance and securities.

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