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William E. Corum and Melissa Marglous Merlin named among 2009 BTI Client Service All-Stars

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Husch Blackwell Sanders Partner William E. Corum and Melissa Marglous Merlin, named Partner in 2009, have been named to the BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms 2009. This award is given to those attorneys who are determined to give superior client service to Fortune 1000 clients.

Bill Corum focuses his practice in Construction & Design Law and Business Litigation from the firm’s Kansas City office. He is an experienced trial lawyer and represents national and global companies. He has prosecuted and defended construction and commercial/business disputes for corporate clients through arbitration and in state and federal courts. Melissa Merlin focuses her practice in Business Litigation and Products Liability & Toxic Tort matters from the firm’s St. Louis office. Melissa has represented a wide range of clients in high-stakes products liability cases and complex commercial disputes across the country. Prior to joining the firm, she served as chambers counsel for the Honorable David R. Herndon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois.

The BTI list honors 176 attorneys nominated by clients for superior client service accomplishments. Over 270 interviews were conducted with corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies and large organizations. The listed attorneys meet their clients’ needs, set priorities, are relied on, and offer exceptional quality of service and client satisfaction.