Kansas City Business Journal Highlights the Firm’s Dedication to Learning Clients’ Business
Shelley Ericsson, a partner in the Litigation practice group at Armstrong Teasdale, was recently featured in a Kansas City Business Journal article about her experience spending “a day in the life” of an employee for client United Parcel Service (UPS). Shelley donned a UPS uniform and spent a day riding along with a package car driver, making 145 stops to commercial and residential customers around Kansas City. Shelley says she got no special treatment and was there to learn and soak up as much information as she could. Such hands-on experience helps Shelley understand and represent her client better by getting to know their language and the systems they use.
All the firm’s attorneys are encouraged to do similar things to get to know their clients’ businesses. In the article, managing partner John Beulick says, “Seeing the day-to-day interaction and how our clients work helps us provide real value.”
Shelley is a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor practice and has successfully tried a number of cases for Missouri and Kansas employers in both state and federal courts on a wide range of workplace matters. She counsels companies of all sizes on how to navigate various employment laws, including FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, ADA, GINA, USERRA, Title VII and the companion state EEO laws.