Husch Blackwell has added Jonathan R. Waldron as an Associate in the firm’s St. Louis office. He will practice as a member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, specifically representing clients facing complex environmental litigation matters, including industrial/environmental cleanup actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Before entering private practice last year, Waldron was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Environmental Tort Litigation in Washington, D.C. (2008-2012). His nationwide, federal practice defended the United States and its agencies in complex litigation involving alleged toxic exposure to persons and property from formaldehyde, herbicide, asbestos and mold. Originally hired through the DOJ’s Honors Program, Waldron received special commendations for outstanding service for his roles in the In re: FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation and the Adams v. United States “Oust” herbicide litigation.
Before the DOJ, Waldron worked as a judicial law clerk for two years (2006-2008) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, for U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson.
Waldron earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (2006), where he served as a note and comment editor for the Journal of Dispute Resolution. His law school honors include receiving the John E. Burruss Memorial Award, a CALI Award, the Theodore C. Beckett JD Prize for work done in pretrial litigation and the William L. Eckhardt Scholarship for work done in property, and being named a Moot Court top 10 finalist.
He earned two undergraduate degrees from Saint Louis University (2003), both with departmental honors: a B.A., summa cum laude, in political science with a senior honors thesis; and a B.A., summa cum laude, in communications with a technology emphasis. He also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha, and was a Pre-Law Scholar.
Clients rely on Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team of more than 100 multidisciplinary attorneys to handle industry-specific challenges head-on. From sourcing and transporting raw materials to distributing manufactured products globally, the firm is immersed in all aspects of the industrial production sector.