Brian Kaveney Selected as a Law360 Rising Star

April 14, 2014 Press Releases

Brian Kaveney, an Armstrong Teasdale partner and the founder and leader of the firm’s Security Clearance and Facility Clearance Task Force, has been selected as a Law360 Rising Star in the aerospace and defense field. He is one of 163 attorneys under the age of 40 to make this national list. Honorees were chosen from more than 1,000 nominees in 28 different legal areas.

Law360 is an online legal news outlet that publishes news and analysis on business law. Its subscribers include the nation’s largest law firms, corporate legal departments, major federal and state agencies as well as businesses.

In his practice, Brian strives to protect our nation’s classified information while helping defense contractors, key management personnel and employees obtain and maintain the necessary clearance. He also works with government defense contractors to develop strong compliance programs such as those involving insider threat awareness.

A member of the firm’s Litigation practice group, Kaveney is an experienced advocate who argues before government adjudicative bodies. Kaveney also represents clients in general business litigation matters and performs corporate work for companies that handle classified information.

Named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Brian was also recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by the St. Louis Business Journal and received the Society of Industrial Security Professionals (NCMS) Society Award. He has also been named an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. He currently serves as an advisor to the Midwest Marines Foundation, a member of the Young Leaders Board of USO of Missouri, Inc., and works on pro bono matters for veterans and their families.

He received his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and B.A., cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross. Before attending law school, Kaveney served as a United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer. He achieved the rank of Captain and received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Kaveney also served on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy from 1998 to 1999.

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