Maurice became Chairman of Husch Blackwell in 2012. In this role, he is responsible for developing and communicating the firm’s strategic direction and ensuring that its policies and culture align with this direction. He serves as the firm’s visible leader and public ambassador.
Maurice’s practice focuses on representation of educational institutions, including public and private schools and school systems and colleges and universities, along with regional and national education associations. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts in complaints brought by employees for employment discrimination, harassment and alleged violations of statutory and constitutional rights and cases filed by students for alleged violations of statutory and constitutional rights.
Maurice has advised public, private and nonprofit boards in sensitive investigations of misconduct involving executives, administrators and directors. He regularly speaks at national and regional meetings and conferences on the legal rights of students and employees in the school setting and also works with boards on best governance practices.
Throughout his career, Maurice has been an advocate for children, serving on the boards of schools, national education associations and children’s hospitals and supporting their interests in federal legislative matters.
Before joining Husch Blackwell, Maurice was a senior aide to U.S. Sen. John Danforth in Washington, D.C.