About Husch Blackwell LLP
Our clients demand the highest level of legal services, customized to fit their specific needs. To deliver these services efficiently and effectively, Husch Blackwell is structured by industry rather than by practice. After all, our clients aren’t organized by practice; they’re organized around markets and industries.
At Husch Blackwell, teams of lawyers with a depth of experience within a particular industry work together, across practice specialties, to deliver comprehensive solutions to help our clients achieve their business goals. Our partners, associates and legal professionals collaborate closely on client matters, so that each client benefits from the collective expertise of the firm.
With offices in 15 U.S. cities and in London, Husch Blackwell has a heritage of nearly a century of exceptional legal service. We have a strong, sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our attorneys are dedicated to serving their communities through a wide variety of pro bono work.
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Area of practice
Husch Blackwell LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Franchise & Distribution
Investigations & Litigation
International Trade & Supply Chain
Labor & Employment
Regulatory & Government Affairs
Insolvency & Commercial Bankruptcy
Awards and recognitions
BTI Consulting named Husch Blackwell to The BTI Client Service 30 as one of the best law firms in the country for client service. Husch Blackwell was specifically recognized for being "a leader in anticipating client needs," in addition to 15 other areas.
In Lexology's 2014 Client Choice Guide - USA & Canada, Husch Blackwell was named the leading Missouri firm, having received the highest recognition by Missouri-based corporate counsel members scoring firms on customer service quality.
Husch Blackwell was named a 2014 Go-To Law Firm in the areas of litigation and labor and employment law by fifteen Fortune 500 companies, as featured in the 11th annual "In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies" guide from ALM, the publisher of Corporate Counsel magazine.
In 2015 Benchmark Litigation rankings, Husch Blackwell was named a "recommended" firm in Missouri and Nebraska, and 22 of our attorneys were named "local litigation stars" or "future stars." Additionally, Cynthia Cordes and Chris Miller were recognized in Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation.
Husch Blackwell received a 90 percent rating in the 2015 Corporate Equality Index administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The firm's high score reflects a commitment to equality for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender attorneys, staff and clients.
Chambers USA 2014 America's Leading Lawyers for Business named 40 Husch Blackwell attorneys as leaders in their respective fields. The firm also received top rankings in nine practice areas.
Best Lawyers selected 106 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2015 rankings as leaders in their respective areas of law, and named seven of our attorneys "Lawyers of the Year." Additionally, Husch Blackwell earned National Tier 1 rankings in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers' 2015 "Best Law Firms" survey in the areas of Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment and Real Estate law.
Husch Blackwell received the 2014 Seeds of Justice award from Nebraska Appleseed for outstanding pro bono contributions that advance the public interest by providing counsel and resources to ensure that children in Nebraska receive the healthcare they need.
The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) named Husch Blackwell the No. 5 law firm nationwide in its 2014 Top Honors list, with 141 AHLA members. In addition, we were ranked No. 1 in the South Central Region and have more AHLA members in Missouri and Texas than any other law firm in those states.
In the 2014 Super Lawyers listings, 81 Husch Blackwell attorneys were named Super Lawyers and 44 were named Rising Stars.
Husch Blackwell received the 2013 Pro Bono Publico firm award from the Missouri Bar's Young Lawyers' Section for actively encouraging its attorneys to provide pro bono services.
Intellectual Property Today named Husch Blackwell as one of the top trademark firms in the United States. We ranked 15th among 153 firms and individuals in 2013.
The firm received an "A" on the 2013 Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card, based on the hiring and retention of minority attorneys.
Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers selected Husch Blackwell as one of the "50 Best Law Firms for Women" in 2012. The firm was praised for its family-friendly policies and business development initiatives aimed at retaining women and advancing them into the leadership pipeline.
Diversity is at the very heart of our ability to serve our clients well. A diverse team, with a variety of insights, talents and experiences, provides the fullest range of perspectives and solutions to client matters. We believe that a culture of inclusivity and openness enhances our commitment to serve our clients, profession and community by building a workforce of people with varied backgrounds where individual differences are appreciated.
At Husch Blackwell, we reinforce diversity through a variety of actions and initiatives:
We are the largest law firm in the country with an African-American as its chairman.
Approximately 45 percent of our associates are women.
Women lead our Real Estate, Development & Construction industry group; our Springfield, Memphis and Denver offices; and hold key administrative leadership roles, including co-chief operating officer, director of finance, director of recruiting and director of risk management.
Our chairman and firm are active members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm leaders who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse profession.
We are a member of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law.
Since 2004, we have actively continued to develop True North, the firm's own professional enrichment program for female attorneys and clients.
Our lawyers and staff have played key leadership roles for the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair in Kansas City, Mo., and the St. Louis Diversity Job Fair.
We have supported scholarship programs that assist minority law students at Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas.
Under the firm's alternative work schedule policy, we encourage attorneys to request part-time or flex-time work schedules rather than leave the firm or the practice of law.
The firm's partner evaluation and commitment plans ask for specific actions that each partner has taken to foster our diversity enhancement efforts.
We are signatories to the diversity commitments and action plans of local bar associations, including the Kansas City Bar Association's Diversity Action Plan, Peoria County (Ill.) Bar Association's Diversity Action Plan and the Omaha (Neb.) Diversity Commitment.
Summer associate program
As a summer associate, you will receive challenging responsibilities and opportunities. You work alongside our partners and associates, contribute to trials, participate in the structuring and negotiating of business transactions, and take part in client conferences. You will be able to attend a writing workshop and other professional development training throughout the summer. We provide our summer associates a stimulating, real world experience to prepare them to take on the responsibilities of a practicing lawyer.