NAFUSA member Catherine Hanaway has joined, effective September 3, 2013, the St. Louis office of Husch Blackwell. She will lead the firm’s Government Compliance and Investigations team. Hanaway served as the first female Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives (2003-2005) and as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri (2005-2009) before returning to private practice with the Ashcroft Law Firm. She earned her J.D. from The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America (1990) and began her legal career at the law firm Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel & Hetlage, a predecessor firm to Husch Blackwell.
On how she feels about her move, Hanaway said,
When I left Peper Martin 20 years ago, the firm had about 100 attorneys in four offices. Now, Husch Blackwell has offices in 16 U.S. cities, including three newly added locations in Texas, and an exciting strategic direction and industry focus. The firm’s focus on clients and deep immersion into their industries, their worlds and their issues is compelling, and I’m thrilled to join the team at this exciting time.
Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with attorneys in locations across the United States and in London, serving clients with domestic and international operations. They represent national and global leaders in major industries that include agribusiness, food and beverage, energy, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, real estate, construction, manufacturing, technology and transportation.