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Smart legal solutions that support our clients' innovations.

Technology drives change, and change drives opportunity. Husch Blackwell helps technology companies seize opportunities with insightful guidance on everyday corporate matters ranging from financing to investment management. Our team is especially skilled at drafting and negotiating commercial contracts that maximize results and minimize costs. 

We understand client challenges in the technology industry, from protecting intellectual property to navigating the rapidly evolving regulatory environment. In an industry that changes quickly, Husch Blackwell provides nimble and smart solutions that move technology businesses forward.

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

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
Articles | September 27, 2019
EQ: Why Startups Should Consider Litigation Risk
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
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 | March 14, 2019
Startups Drive Firm Innovation
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.

Articles | January 03, 2019
Denver Business Journal: 2018 was a watershed year for data and network security

Bob Bowman highlights several significant events and tipping points that marked 2018 as an important year in the history of cyberspace.

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
Articles | October 13, 2018
Silicon Prairie News Ensmarten Saturday: International IP issues for startups

Beau Jackson outlines recommendations and considerations innovators should consider regarding international IP law. 

Blog | October 05, 2018
International IP Issues for Startups
Blog | September 26, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – September 26, 2018
Blog | September 18, 2018
Petition Summary: Mattresses from China
Articles | August 23, 2018
Corporate Counsel: 5 Things Every GC Should Know About Their IT Environment

Megan Scheiderer outlines the basic information general counsel need to have about their company's key IT systems.

Articles | July 31, 2018
InBusiness Madison Legal LogIn: Technology can (and should) change the practice of law

Angela Quinn and Chris Smith outline a few examples of innovations within the legal industry that Husch Blackwell has have explored first-hand.

Articles | July 26, 2018
IPWatchdog: For Design Patent Owners (and Alleged Infringers), The Third Time is Not a Charm

Michael Annis and Myers Dill discuss how well-crafted design patents can offer broad protections against even slight infringements by competitors.

Articles | April 10, 2018
InBusiness Madison Legal Login: Blockchain is bigger than bitcoin

Bob Bowman explores how distributed ledger technology could disrupt multiple industries in the very near future.

Articles | December 13, 2017
The Missouri Bar: So, Now You Need...CLE
Podcast | November 05, 2017
[Podcast] TechWisconsin with Mindi Giftos
Alerts | October 18, 2017
Money and Beer: Investor Panel Happy Hour
Alerts | October 2017
Join Us at Techweek!
Speaking Engagements | August 30, 2018
USPTO China IP Road Show: What Missouri and Kansas businesses need to know

Beau Jackson will participate in the panel, "Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S." at the USPTO China IP Road Show Thursday, August 30.

Speaking Engagements | October 6, 2017
Join Us at Techweek!
Seminars | September 13, 2017
Barrels and Brushes: A Happy Hour Experience
News Releases | June 10, 2020
Husch Blackwell Secures ITC Win for TricorBraun-Led Importers

Working with Husch Blackwell’s Washington, D.C.-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.

News Releases | March 05, 2020
Husch Blackwell Encourages Startups to Apply for Get Started Omaha Pitch Competition

GSO-eligible startups are those that have raised less than $200,000 in funding and generated less than $200,000 in revenue. The application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020.

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
Media Mentions | January 15, 2020
Patently O: Cancelling a Covenant-Not-To-Sue
News Releases | January 07, 2020
Husch Blackwell Wins Patent Dispute over Mortgage Loan Application Technology

The victory on behalf of Meridianlink represents the third time in the last couple of years that Telscher has led a trial team to victory on Alice grounds.

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 16, 2019
Husch Blackwell to Co-Sponsor MultiPass Startup Program

The training will cover best practices for starting a business, finding financing sources for startups, protecting intellectual property and identifying potential legal issues as businesses grow.

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 | September 04, 2019
Husch Blackwell Hosts CCPA Webinar Update

Husch Blackwell attorneys Robert J. Bowman, Lauren Cabral, Ephraim Hintz and David M. Stauss will review and discuss the fate of numerous assembly bills (AB) and the impact of any amendments on CCPA compliance efforts.

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 | 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 14, 2019
Transportation Companies Dominate 2018 List of Top U.S. Postal Service Suppliers

Husch Blackwell announced today the publication of its Top 150 U.S. Postal Service Suppliers list, an annual look at the companies with the largest supplier relationships with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). 

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.

Media Mentions | October 26, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: See Kansas City's Best of the Bar for 2018

Four Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2018 "Best of the Bar."

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 | September 26, 2018
Relativity Blog: 5 Reasons Lawyers Can't Wait for Relativity Fest

Tessa Jacob shares what she looks forward to doing and learning at the e-discovery/legal technology conference Relativity Fest.

Media Mentions | September 26, 2018
Legaltech News: The GDPR Created a 'Wild West' for Website Domain Registration

Caroline Chicoine is quoted regarding concerns with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

News Releases | September 24, 2018
Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to KC Techweek 100

Kansas City Techweek has named three Husch Blackwell attorneys--Jeff Simon, Nathan Oleen and Ed Wilson--to its 2018 Techweek 100.

Media Mentions | September 20, 2018
Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs (9/20/18)

Rudy Telscher, Kara Fussner and Steve Holtshouser are recognized as "Legal Lions" by Law360 for the week ending September 21, 2018.

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 | September 04, 2018
Denver Post: Colorado's new consumer data protection law among the most demanding in the country

Erik Dullea comments on a new Colorado law that gives the state some of the most demanding standards for consumer data protection in the country.

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 | 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 12, 2018
Post & Parcel: Husch Blackwell Publishes Top 150 USPS Suppliers List

According to a statement posted by Husch Blackwell last week, USPS spent $13.9 billion on outside purchases and rental payments during fiscal year 2017, with about half of that total on transportation-related purchases.

News Releases | March 06, 2018
Transportation and Technology Contractors Lead 2017 List of Top Postal Service Suppliers

David Hendel releases his annual look at companies that have the largest supplier relationships with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

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 | 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.

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.

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
Husch Blackwell's International Trade Group Expands D.C. Practice

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

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

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

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 | November 16, 2017
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 11/16/17

The Missouri Bar Association highlights Mary Pat Carl's arrival at the firm and the team of Husch Blackwell lawyers who won the 2017 August Steinhilber Award for “Best Brief” from the Education Law Association (ELA).

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.

News | October 02, 2017
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News Releases | August 15, 2017
Husch Blackwell Places 156 Lawyers in 2018 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 156 Husch Blackwell lawyers in its 2018 directory, breaking the firm’s old record of 151 set last year. The firm also has 10 attorneys listed as “Lawyers of the Year” and 15 lawyers who have made the list for the first time.

News Releases | July 24, 2017
Husch Blackwell IoT Group to Present at InfoAg
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