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About Husch Blackwell LLP

Formed from the 2008 merger of two Midwest firms, Husch Blackwell is a full-service business and litigation law firm. The firm operates on an industry-centered approach, working across different practice areas to provide comprehensive representation for each client. 

Many Mergers

In 2008, the firms of Husch & Eppenberger and Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin joined forces to form Husch Blackwell. Pre-merger, St. Louis-based Husch & Eppenberger consisted of 300 attorneys in eight offices across the Midwest, and Kansas City-based Blackwell Sanders had nine offices of its own. Later in 2008, the new Husch Blackwell merged again, this time with Chicago-based IP boutique Welsh & Katz. In 2011, a couple dozen lawyers from Jacobs Chase also joined the firm, bringing real estate and litigation expertise into the mix. Today, Husch Blackwell operates out of 18 offices across the United States.

Serving Industries from Every Angle

With its industry-focused approach, Husch Blackwell counsels its clients—companies of all sizes, universities, research facilities, and individuals—on everything from corporate transactions to regulatory issues to dispute resolution. The firm’s industries of focus include education, energy and natural resources, financial services, food and agribusiness, health care, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate, technology, and transportation.

The firm has been recognized for its corporate work, earning a National Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.” The firm is adept at advising clients throughout the life cycle of their business, and its lawyers wear many hats, bringing experience in accounting, financing, securities, and tax.

With close to 100 lawyers in its Real Estate, Development & Construction group, Husch Blackwell is a force in the real estate area. The firm assists clients with construction-related matters, financing, land use, litigation, REITs, and transactional matters—in addition to many other areas.

Always Innovating

Husch Blackwell describes itself as an innovator, and the firm puts its money where its mouth is. HB Innovations, LLC, is the firm’s “internal development incubator” for legal technology and touts a portfolio of successful client solutions. Example incubation projects include the development of artificial intelligence to cut cost and time associated with document review; the implementation of online client portals that provide an easy, 24/7 method of communication; and the creation of a data inventory tool that adapts to clients’ processes and infrastructure to assist with privacy compliance.

Husch Blackwell LLP

190 Carondelet Plaza
Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 480-1500

Firm Stats

Managing Partner & CEO: Gregory R. Smith
Chairman: Maurice A. Watson
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
750 - 1K

Employment Contact

Kansas City, Jefferson City
Angela Dew
Legal Recruiting Manager
St. Louis, Omaha, Lincoln, Springfield, Chattanooga
Megan Hagerty
Legal Recruiting Specialist
Milwaukee, Madison, Denver, Chicago
Ginette Mueller
Legal Recruiting Specialist
Austin; Dallas; Houston; Washington, DC
Jennifer Porti
Legal Recruiting Specialist

No. of U.S. Offices: 21

No. of International Offices: 1

Major Office Locations

Austin, TX
Chattanooga, TN
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Jefferson City, MO
Kansas City, MO (HQ)
Lincoln, NE
Los Angeles, CA
Madison, WI
Memphis, TN
Milwaukee, WI
Omaha, NE
Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco, CA
Springfield, MO
St. Louis, MO (2 locations)
Washington, DC
Waukesha, WI

Major Departments

Business Succession Planning
Data Privacy, Security & Breach Response
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Energy & Natural Resources
Financial Services
Food & Agriculture
Franchise & Distribution
Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation
Government Contracts
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education
Insolvency & Commercial Bankruptcy
Intellectual Property
International Trade & Supply Chain
Labor & Employment
Private Wealth
Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs