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“The Moving Finger has written and moved on”: Second Circuit Rejects Claim that State Erasure Statute Creates Right to be Forgotten

The emergence of the Internet and the wealth of available data on it, coupled with search engines which allow persons to find out almost anything published about a person’s past, has given rise to a significant debate. Does a time come when information becomes so old and possibly irrelevant that a person has a right to restrict its availability – commonly referred to as the Right to be Forgotten?

Though such a right has been recognized in the European Union, it has made no headway in the United States, based on free speech First Amendment concerns and policy arguments against re-writing history. While governmental entities may choose to “erase” information they have through arrest expungement and similar statutes, private actors have not been so limited.

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FIVE NEW ATTORNEYS JOIN LEWIS RICE

The St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. is pleased to announce the following attorneys have joined the Firm as associates: Lisa A. Gillette, Rachel M. Hirshberg, John S. Martin, David L. Scott and Marina A. Shturmakov. All had previously participated in our Summer Associate Program. More…

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Hessel, Zook, Miller and Veselich Named “Lawyers of the Year”

The law firm of Lewis Rice is pleased to announce Best Lawyers in America® has named St. Louis members John M. Hessel and Tom W. Zook and Kansas City members Charles F. Miller and Lisa A. Veselich among their “Lawyers of the Year” for 2015.

John Hessel has been named the St. Louis Litigation – Municipal Lawyer of the Year. He previously received the “Lawyer of the Year” award for municipal law in 2011 and 2013 and for first amendment litigation in 2014. Best Lawyers has included him in their annual list since 2009.

Tom Zook has been named the St. Louis Securities / Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers since 2007.

Charles Miller has been named the Kansas City Real Estate Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers honored Mr. Miller with the same title in 2010 as well as the Kansas City Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year award in 2012. Mr. Miller has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1997.

Lisa Veselich has been named the Kansas City Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers awarded her the same “Lawyer of the Year” title in 2013. She has been included in their annual list since 2012. More…

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45 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers in America®

Lewis Rice is proud to announce 45 of its attorneys have been named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America® annual list. The Firm is represented in 34 areas of law between the St. Louis and Kansas City offices. Lewis Rice also congratulates John Hessel, Charles Miller, Lisa Veselich and Tom Zook as being honored as Best Lawyers’ “Lawyers of the Year” for 2015. More…

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Michael P. Davidson Joins the Lewis Rice Health Care Practice

The St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. is pleased to announce Michael P. Davidson has joined the Corporate Department as a member practicing in health care law. Mr. Davidson was formerly associated with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in St. Louis, MO.

“Michael’s extensive experience in regulatory and operational counseling as well as transactional advising will be a great resource for our clients,” said Corporate Department Chairman John Riffle. “We’re thrilled to have him join the team.” More…

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Lewis Rice: Courtney M. Vomund Joins the Pension & Employee Benefits Practice

The St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. is pleased to announce Courtney M. Vomund has joined the Firm’s Corporate Department as a member. Ms. Vomund focuses her practice on ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation. Prior to joining Lewis Rice, she was an associate with Polsinelli PC.

“Courtney is an important addition to our growing pension and employee benefits practice,” said Tom Erb, Firm Chairman. “We believe her depth of experience in this area of law will be of great value to our clients.” More…

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LEWIS RICE APPOINTS RONALD A. NORWOOD AS CHAIRMAN OF FIRM DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE

Lewis Rice has appointed Ronald A. Norwood as Chairman of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Bridget G. Hoy as Vice Chair.

“The Firm is pleased to announce the appointments of Ron and Bridget to serve as the leaders of this important function,” said Tom Erb, the Firm’s Chairman. “Lewis Rice is committed to hiring and retaining talented and diverse attorneys to service our broad and diverse client base. We are proud that through our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Firm is redoubling its commitment to providing equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin,” said Erb. More…

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Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Lewis Rice Attorneys

Lewis Rice is proud to announce 30 of our attorneys have been named to the 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list. Super Lawyers is a rating service recognizing outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Also this year, Super Lawyers named nine Lewis Rice attorneys to the Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® list. The Rising Star award honors the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. More…

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SIX NEW ATTORNEYS JOIN LEWIS RICE

The St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. is pleased to announce the following attorneys have joined the Firm as associates: Eric D. Block, David A. Collier, Brian J. Figueroa, Carleen B. Griffith, Elizabeth A. O’Brien, and Michael L. Jente. All but Mr. Jente previously participated in the Firm’s Summer Associate Program. After graduating from law school, Mr. Jente served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable David D. Noce of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Throughout the Firm’s history, Lewis Rice attorneys have made excellence the foundation of their practice. Founded in 1909, more than a century of service has given them the experience, resources and tools to serve their clients’ dynamic needs. The Firm’s diverse team of more than 150 attorneys provides counsel and solutions for the challenges facing local, regional and national businesses, as well as individuals and families. Lewis Rice maintains offices in downtown St. Louis, suburban Town & Country, Washington and Jefferson City, Missouri and Edwardsville, Illinois. The Firm also has offices in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and suburban Overland Park, Kansas. More…

 

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DONOVAN AND STEWART BRING INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE TO THE LEWIS RICE TAX DEPARTMENT

Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. is pleased to announce Michael T. Donovan and Timothy G. Stewart have joined the Firm’s Tax Department. Mr. Donovan is serving as the Tax Department Chairman.

Previously a partner with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, Michael Donovan brings significant experience in all aspects of tax planning. He advises a wide array of clients, such as partnerships and LLCs, corporations, REITs and funds, in connection with both international and domestic M&A transactions, real estate projects and complex partnership issues. Mr. Donovan also counsels exempt organizations on issues relating to tax exempt status, intermediate sanctions and joint ventures with for-profit entities. He has spoken and written extensively on a variety of tax topics, including a recent article for the Journal of Taxation on the complex FATCA final regulations and a recent presentation on “Selected Tax Issues for International Joint Ventures.” More…

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