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Two Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Receive The Missouri Bar Foundation 2017 W. Oliver Rasch Award

June 29, 2017 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that Litigation partners Christopher R. LaRose and Daniel C. Nelson have been selected to receive The Missouri Bar Foundation 2017 W. Oliver Rasch Award. The award recognizes outstanding substantive articles appearing in the Journal of the Missouri Bar.

The article, titled “A Practical Guide to Shareholder Disputes Involving Closely Held Companies,” ran in the May/June 2016 issue. In it, the authors provide an overview of shareholder disputes in Missouri and the types of claims available to a complaining shareholder, as well as the controlling shareholder conduct that may support such claims, the remedies available to minority shareholders and the defenses against such claims.

LaRose is a trial lawyer who focuses on complex business disputes, banking litigation and white-collar cases in both state and federal courts. He represents clients in a variety of commercial cases involving shareholder disputes, fraud, fiduciary duty issues, trust cases, contract actions, real estate disputes, noncompete litigation, and life, health and E&O insurance cases in state courts, including Missouri, Illinois, California and Pennsylvania, and in federal court. In addition to his trial experience, LaRose has also argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Missouri and represented clients in arbitrations.

Nelson is a litigator representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial cases and has tried over 40 cases to verdict in state and federal courts. He is also co-leader of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice area, and is among the few attorneys in the U.S. to hold the title of Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). His special training and experience enhance his ability to help clients protect against and prepare for data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents.

Further, LaRose and Nelson will be recognized in a video presentation at the awards luncheon during the Missouri Bar Annual Meeting in September.

The W. Oliver Rasch Award was created by the editorial board of the Journal of the Missouri Bar to honor a late longtime member and former chair of the board. A number of other Armstrong Teasdale attorneys have received the prestigious honor in the past, including partners William M. Corrigan Jr., Jeffrey Schultz, Michael B. Kass and Darren K. Sharp, and senior counsel Laurence R. Tucker.