Husch Blackwell Partner Joan K. Archer, Ph.D. was appointed to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the American Judicial System Subcommittee on Federal Courts. Paulette Brown, president of the ABA, appointed Archer to a 3-year term, beginning in August, 2015.
Archer said, “I’m honored to serve the judicial system and federal courts in this role. This committee has the important task of working with others to support and improve fair and effective administration of justice in the federal court system.”
Archer is a Fellow of the American Bar Association and was appointed last year to the Council of the ABA Section of Litigation. As a Fellow, she is a member of a peer-elected, invitation-only honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. She also has been honored with numerous awards and is a leader of several local and national organizations, ranging from agriculture to the arts.
“This appointment demonstrates Joan’s significant capabilities and ever-present desire to serve, whether it’s her client or the federal judicial system,” said Jeff Simon, managing partner of Husch Blackwell in Kansas City.
Archer is a member of the Husch Blackwell Food & Agribusiness strategic business unit. She has tried cases and provided domestic and international intellectual property and business counseling to a wide variety of companies, including those in the food, agribusiness, animal health, life sciences, fashion, and technology industries. Her clients range from new entrepreneurs to Fortune 1000 companies.