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Manufacturing

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Husch Blackwell’s Manufacturing team partners with companies to develop long-term strategies for growth and reducing risk while resolving day-to-day issues. We advise companies in the chemicals, consumer goods, distribution, industrial goods and raw materials sectors on transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, OSHA compliance, product safety, trademark and patent preparation and filing, and labor and employment. Our attorneys also guide new and established businesses on optimizing growth through the Internet of Things and other emerging technologies.
 
Additionally, our attorneys have extensive experience handling commercial disputes as well as toxic tort, product liability, class actions, intellectual property and other litigation that can be a fact of life for manufacturers. Our team serves as regional and national coordinating counsel for several clients, including Olin Corp. and Bayer (formerly Monsanto). We also provide counseling on compliance, permitting and enforcement in substantive environmental matters, including land use, pesticide regulation, site remediation, toxic chemical regulation and hazardous wastes.

Learn more about our guidance to clients in the manufacturing sector:

Case Study
WPC Technologies

Our team achieved a unanimous decision and helped a small American manufacturer level the playing field by achieving fair pricing for its core product.

Case Study
Stelfast Inc.

We stood by our client when the U.S. Government mistakenly billed it $200 million in customs duties.

Client Success
Contract Lifecycle Management for a Large Packaging Distributor

After nearly a year of working with the new contract management system and technology solutions, the company’s CFO remarked how much he appreciated Husch Blackwell’s proactive posture as a “value-added supplier.”

Articles | August 2020
KC Counselor: Mankind Is Our Business
Blog | June 17, 2020
Pitfalls of Remote Depositions
Blog | February 17, 2020
Summary of 2019 Talc Verdicts
Articles | December 10, 2019
Rock Products: Get to Work
Blog | September 11, 2019
Watch Out for the FTC with your #SponCon
Blog | August 01, 2019
The USPTO is Taking Filings Online
Blog | April 09, 2019
Protecting Your Startup's Brand
Alerts | April 04, 2019
Clarity at Last? FDA Announces Plans for Meeting on Cannabis-Derived Compounds

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to hold a meeting to discuss its regulatory approach to products that contain cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD).

Articles | February-March 2019
Protecting Your Brand: Trademark Considerations for Startups

Husch Blackwell associate Myers Dill outlines key points about trademarks that startups should consider.

Blog | February 20, 2019
Toxic Tort Monitor – February 20, 2019
Insight | January 24, 2019
ACG Kansas City: Tariffs & Trade Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?

2018 will forever be remembered as a wild year in the realm of international trade.

Blog | December 18, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – December 18, 2018
Blog | December 04, 2018
November Trade Law Newsletter
Blog | November 12, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – November 12, 2018
Blog | November 05, 2018
October Trade Newsletter
Blog | October 24, 2018
Petition Summary: Magnesium from Israel
Blog | October 05, 2018
International IP Issues for Startups
Articles | October 03, 2018
Industry Week: A Closer Look at the NAFTA Replacement Deal

A trio of international trade lawyers explain some of the key provisions of the U.S., Mexico, Canada trade agreement.

Blog | September 26, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – September 26, 2018
Blog | September 18, 2018
Petition Summary: Mattresses from China
Blog | January 17, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – January 17, 2018
Blog | December 18, 2017
Wisconsin Tightens Air Quality Standards
Articles | December 13, 2017
The Missouri Bar: So, Now You Need...CLE
News Releases | June 10, 2020
Husch Blackwell Secures ITC Win for TricorBraun-Led Importers

Working with Husch Blackwell’s Washington, DC-based International Trade Remedies team headed by Jeffrey Neeley, TricorBraun developed a coordinated strategy to protect the current supply of glassware available to small and mid-market businesses across the U.S.

News Releases | April 14, 2020
Husch Blackwell Names Catherine Hanaway Chair-Elect

Based in St. Louis, Hanaway has led Husch Blackwell litigation teams on some of the most sensitive and commercially significant matters handled by the firm.

Media Mentions | March 02, 2020
The Enterprise: Industry Briefs 3-2-20
News Releases | February 18, 2020
David Rudd Joins Husch Blackwell
Media Mentions | February 18, 2020
Yahoo! Finance: David Rudd Joins Husch Blackwell
News Releases | February 06, 2020
J.Y. Miller Honored for Support of Women's Advancement in Legal Field

The TIM Initiative Award is presented to a man who is an active champion for women’s advancement in the legal profession.

Media Mentions | January 15, 2020
Patently O: Cancelling a Covenant-Not-To-Sue
News Releases | December 23, 2019
Megan Bricker Joins Husch Blackwell in St. Louis
News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | December 02, 2019
Jessica Prosperi Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Prosperi focuses her practices on asbestos liability and premises claims. 

Media Mentions | November 25, 2019
Hydrocarbon Engineering: Chart Appoints New Director
News Releases | October 30, 2019
Malia Rogers Joins Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Teams

Rogers focuses on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues and provides counsel to numerous clients on issues regarding California Consumer Privacy Act compliance.

Media Mentions | October 16, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/16/19
News Releases | October 08, 2019
Jennifer Hoekel Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Hoekel is a highly regarded IP litigator and was named as an IP Litigator of the Year in 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America.

News Releases | October 07, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

News Releases | October 02, 2019
Nicole Bashor Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago-Based Intellectual Property Team

Bashor provides strategic legal counsel at all stages of technology development and routinely manages and maintains large patent portfolios on an international basis with aggregate values of over $20 billion.

News Releases | September 30, 2019
Jerry L. Rios Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Rios focuses his practice on product liability defense and has particular experience with clients in the transportation industry.

News Releases | September 11, 2019
Singleton McAllister Named a Top Lawyer and Influencer by Lawyers of Color

Lawyers of Color is devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | July 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Ault and Mullineaux Receive 2019 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Awards

The Missouri Bar presents its Pro Bono Publico Awards annually to attorneys who have rendered outstanding pro bono service to indigent or low-income persons in need of legal assistance.

News Releases | May 30, 2019
Stephen Howe Joins Husch Blackwell's Milwaukee Office

His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging start-ups.

News Releases | May 21, 2019
Danielle Luisi Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Luisi defends product liability, premises liability, toxic tort and environmental claims.

News Releases | May 20, 2019
Jeff Nobles Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Nobles handles a variety of litigation matters for clients, including business disputes, media defense, probate matters, political controversies and bankruptcy issues.

Media Mentions | May 14, 2019
Kansas City Business Journal: KC attorney: What to expect as trade tensions heighten

Beau Jackson talks about developments in tariffs and international trade with the Kansas City Business Journal's James Dornbrook.

News Releases | March 19, 2019
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Recognizes Two Husch Blackwell Attorneys with 2019 Women's Justice Awards

Sonni Nolan and Larissa Whittingham are Husch Blackwell's Women's Justice Awards honorees for 2019.

News Releases | February 26, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Third Straight IPR for Cascades

PTAB had previously determined that Essity’s asserted patents were invalid because their claims were anticipated by prior art or obvious.

News Releases | February 18, 2019
David Stauss Joins Husch Blackwell in Denver

Stauss, who will co-lead Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response team, brings "demonstrated excellence in handling these matters for clients," says Joseph Orlet, head of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

News Releases | February 15, 2019
Michael Hultquist Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Michael D. Hultquist has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | February 13, 2019
Erin Olshever Joins Husch Blackwell's Chattanooga Office

Erin Olshever has joined Husch Blackwell’s Chattanooga office as senior counsel in the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | November 29, 2018
Singleton McAllister Named to Women Inc. 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors

The 2018 edition of Women Inc.'s 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors, which recognizes "women’s professional excellence at the highest level," lists Singleton B. McAllister.

News Releases | October 11, 2018
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 28 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell is recognized as a top litigation firm in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, with 28 attorneys across six offices listed.

Media Mentions | October 04, 2018
The Manufacturing Institute: NAM, Husch Blackwell, Associated Industries of Missouri to Open Doors, Open Minds on Manufacturing Day

Husch Blackwell is providing substantial support for the nation’s largest one-day celebration of manufacturing, which focuses on showing young people, parents and educators the opportunities a career in manufacturing offers.

Media Mentions | September 30, 2018
Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight: Julianne Story

Julianne Story can argue with the best of them, as her courtroom record makes clear. But the Husch Blackwell partner believes that “being a good listener” is the foundation of her client service that aims to provide more comprehensive and valuable solutions for businesses.

Media Mentions | September 12, 2018
Wisconsin Law Journal Names Eisenmann and Vercauteren to 2018 ‘Up and Coming' List

Erik Eisenmann and Jeff Vercauteren represent Husch Blackwell on a list recognizing the rising stars of Wisconsin’s legal community.

News Releases | September 05, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 10 Attorneys in 2018 IFLR 1000 United States

Ten Husch Blackwell attorneys have earned rankings in the IFLR 1000, a directory of leading transactional attorneys. The firm also earned rankings in three state jurisdictions.

Media Mentions | August 16, 2018
National Women's History Museum Welcomes New Board Members

Husch Blackwell's Singleton McAllister has been named to the National Women's History Museum (NWHM) Board of Directors.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 10, 2018
Hamilton County Herald: The quiet adventure of transactional law

Catharine Hall Giannasi has never been one to back down from a challenge that takes time.

Media Mentions | June 05, 2018
Above the Law: Email Threading: One Of The Most Overlooked Gems In eDiscovery

Tessa Jacob provides insight into best practices for email threading in E-Discovery.

Media Mentions | June 04, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Commerce Dept. drowning in 9,500 tariff exemption bids

Nithya Nagarajan comments on the backlog of exemption requests flooding the Department of Commerce in the wake of new tariffs.

Media Mentions | May 28, 2018
Law360: What Does Gender Parity In The Legal Industry Look Like? (log-in required)

Gina Carter provides perspective on how law firms can measure gender parity.

Media Mentions | May 21, 2018
Fantasy Sports Trade Association: FSTA Files Amicus Brief in Indiana Fantasy Sports Right of Publicity Case

Rudy Telscher and Kara Fussner are mentioned in connection with their representation of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

News Releases | May 07, 2018
Husch Blackwell Sponsors Startup Milwaukee's TANGIBLE Program Series

The new quarterly program series will focus on consumer product startup companies in southeastern Wisconsin, and each installment will feature pitches from startups.

Media Mentions | April 27, 2018
Platts: Former Commerce official decries US 'drive-by shooting' approach to trade

Nithya Nagarajan explains how the U.S.’s approach to Section 232 is causing market uncertainty.

News Releases | April 19, 2018
Husch Blackwell Launches
Initial Coin Offering Team

The firm’s interdisciplinary, cross-office group of ICO lawyers will address the evolving legal challenges associated with this innovative instrument and capital-raising option.

Media Mentions | April 12, 2018
Platts: Rusal US contract customers can receive aluminum until June 5

Cortney Morgan comments on the impact of new sanctions on U.S.-based customers of Rusal, the Russian aluminum producer.

News Releases | April 12, 2018
Giftos Named to Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors

The Wisconsin Technology Council has appointed Husch Blackwell partner Mindi Giftos to its Board of Directors, effective this week.

Media Mentions | April 10, 2018
KSHB-TV: Kansas City law firm hosts forum to guide companies through tariff talks

Nithya Nagarajan and Beau Jackson explore the implications of new tariffs on U.S.-based businesses.

News Releases | April 09, 2018
Husch Blackwell Represents American Airlines in Massive Boeing Order

Husch Blackwell represented American Airlines in a transaction at the center of American’s strategy to revamp and simplify its existing fleet of long-haul aircraft.

Media Mentions | March 30, 2018
Grow KC: A Conversation with Jeff Simon

In a wide-ranging interview, Jeff Simon discusses the need to stem violence in Kansas City and shares the best advice he’s ever received.

News Releases | March 30, 2018
Ann Maher Named to BTI Client Service All-Stars 2018 List

Ann Maher is one of 326 attorneys noted for providing superior client service by corporate counsel of leading business organizations.

Media Mentions | March 19, 2018
Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog: Venture Cafe Night - Going Global

Matt Diehr and Mike Annis discuss trade secrets and information protection programs at National Ag Day program focusing on innovation.

Media Mentions | March 16, 2018
Law360's 2018 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

Cortney Morgan is a member of Law360’s 2018 advisory board offering feedback on Law360's coverage and insight on shaping future coverage.

Media Mentions | March 06, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area companies already lining up for relief from Trump tariffs

Nithya Nagarajan comments on “substantial impact” of Trump Administration tariffs.

Media Mentions | March 01, 2018
2018 NLJ Intellectual Property Trailblazer--Rudy Telscher

Rudy Telscher describes what led him as an electrical engineer to the study of patent law.

Media Mentions | March 01, 2018
ABA Journal: The dangers of digital things: Self-driving cars steer proposed laws on robotics and automation

Mindi Giftos comments on projected standards for drivers of fully automated cars.

News Releases | March 01, 2018
Telscher Named National Law Journal IP Trailblazer

Rudy Telscher is noted as one of the country's premier intellectual property litigators.

News Releases | February 23, 2018
Tiller to Receive Women in International Business Legacy Award

Linda Tiller receives an award that honors women with longstanding careers in international trade.

News Releases | February 22, 2018
Husch Blackwell Names Erik Dullea Partner

Erik Dullea focuses on administrative and regulatory law, with an emphasis on workplace safety in heavily regulated industries including mining, energy and aviation.

News Releases | February 05, 2018
Jackson Joins Husch Blackwell's International Trade Team

Beau Jackson brings significant litigation experience to Husch Blackwell's growing International Trade team.

Media Mentions | February 02, 2018
The American Lawyer: Husch Blackwell Lands Handful of New Lawyers in Chicago, DC (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell adds three partners in Chicago to its burgeoning higher educational practice, while also adding two lawyers to its international trade group in the nation's capital.

Media Mentions | January 31, 2018
Law360: Husch Blackwell Adds 2 Int'l Trade Attys To DC Office (log-in required)

Nithya Nagarajan and Stephen Brophy expand Husch Blackwell's International Trade practice group.

Media Mentions | January 29, 2018
SportsHandle: The NBA Has Zero Legal Claim to One Percent of Sports Bets

Rudy Telscher comments on the National Basketball Association’s claim to a piece of sports wagering.

News Releases | January 25, 2018
Six Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Coffey, Hayes, Manzo, White, Dlugosz, and Wezowski land on Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Media Mentions | January 23, 2018
Precision Ag : Where Agriculture and Blockchain Could Meet

Bob Bowman discusses the application of Blockchain technology to the agricultural industry.

News Releases | January 23, 2018
Mindi Giftos Presents at Greater Milwaukee Blockchain Event

Mindi Giftos discusses the growth of Blockchain technology at Milwaukee business event.

News Releases | January 23, 2018
Husch Blackwell's International Trade Group Expands D.C. Practice

Nithya Nagarajan and Stephen Brophy boost Husch Blackwell's International Trade practice group.

Media Mentions | January 16, 2018
Precision Ag: Blockchain: Making Data, Cleaner, More Secure

Bob Bowman provides an overview of Blockchain technology from an agribusiness perspective.

News Releases | January 16, 2018
Ann Maher Named to Wisconsin Law Journal Leaders In the Law

Ann Maher is honored as a top member of Wisconsin’s legal community.

Media Mentions | https://www.law360.com/articles/993208/1st-circ-won-t-revive-28m-monsanto-pcb-liability-suit
Law360: 1st Circ. Won't Revive $28M Monsanto PCB Liability Suit (log-in required)
Media Mentions | December 07, 2017
Clayton Times: Husch Blackwell elects 18 to partnership
News Releases | December 04, 2017
Husch Blackwell Elects 18 to Partnership
Media Mentions | November 30, 2017
Wisconsin Law Journal: Law Journal honors its 2017 Unsung Heroes

Paralegal Julie Hughes of Madison and senior paralegal Peter Sewell of Milwaukee were honored as 2017 Unsung Heroes of Wisconsin's Legal Community.

Media Mentions | October 19, 2017
Law360: 6 Possible Iran Deal Scenarios
Media Mentions | October 18, 2017
Ingram's: The 2017 Ingram's 250

Jeff Simon and Maurice Watson are profiled in the 2017 edition of the Ingram's 250, a compendium of Kansas City's 250 most influential executives.

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