Jenny Schwendemann, Husch Blackwell’s director of risk management and pro bono services, received the Enterprise Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly at its Women’s Justice Awards recognition event April 14 in St. Louis.
The Enterprise Award honors women entrepreneurs, executives, corporate counsel and other business professionals who have contributed to improving the justice system or the legal profession.
Schwendemann promotes Husch Blackwell’s pro bono efforts by coordinating new pro bono opportunities with nonprofit organizations and recruiting attorneys to handle the firm’s pro bono work. In her risk management role, she provides research and counsel on ethical and professional responsibility, supervises and provides training on conflicts clearing functions, and conducts risk management training and continuing legal education sessions.
A graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, Schwendemann is currently vice president of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. She is a well-known speaker on topics that include workers’ compensation, evidence, mentoring, ethics, volunteerism, trial preparation and bar association involvement.