Experience

Outside GC for Global Consumer Products Company

Served as outside general counsel to a global consumer products company, including prosecution and management of a worldwide trademark portfolio, negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, advice regarding commercial contracts and consumer products liability issues, and handling of data privacy issues.

Advised Emerging Fintech Company on Funding and Commercialization of Technology

Advised financial technology emerging company on its Series Seed and Series A venture capital rounds and commercialization of its technology.

Counsel to Holding Company in Commercial Contract Relationships

Served as counsel to holding company operating specialty manufacturing companies in commercial contract relationships.

Outside General Counsel for Large Independent Broker-Dealer Investment Adviser Firm

Served as outside general counsel for large independent broker-dealer investment adviser firm based in the Midwest.  Assisted in-house counsel on registration, licensing, product approval, compliance policies, employment matters and state, federal and FINRA regulatory issues.

Successfully Defended Pet Food Brand in Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Case

Successfully defended a pet food company against misappropriation of trade secrets claims. Two of the plaintiff’s employees were terminated by the plaintiff and went on to work for a competitor after developing a new type of packaging to supply to our client. At the same time, the competitor was in the process of developing replacement packaging to supply to our client. Our client moved its business to the competitor and the plaintiff filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri against our client, the two former employees and the competitor. Armstrong Teasdale defended the lawsuit by, among other things, challenging the plaintiff’s characterization of the allegedly misappropriated information as trade secrets. At mediation, the plaintiff agreed to settlement by dropping its claims and requesting a nominal payment from our client pursuant to a raw materials agreement for materials not used by the plaintiff before the relationship was terminated.

Counsel to Global Payment Technology Company

Served as general counsel to a cloud-based payments technology platform in its global expansion.

National Counsel for Commercial Real Estate Company

Served as national counsel, monitored litigation progress, and hired local counsel for commercial real estate company with lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.