St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 04, 2012
Korein Tillery LLC is pleased to announce that three former Husch Blackwell LLP partners — Greg Gutzler, Tami Spicer, and Steve Berezney — have joined Korein Tillery’s St. Louis office.
While at Husch Blackwell, the three-attorney team represented various Fortune 500 companies, frequently in a plaintiff’s capacity, in high-stakes commercial, antitrust, and intellectual property litigation. Most recently, all three were part of the trial team that won a $1 billion verdict for Monsanto in an intellectual property case against DuPont. At Korein Tillery, they will join the growing securities and antitrust practice group that represents major institutional and governmental clients in plaintiffs’ cases across the country.
“I’m ecstatic to have some of the finest legal talent in this city, in fact the whole country, join our firm during this critical period,” said firm principal Stephen Tillery. “This is a time of transition and uncertainty in the legal industry, but opportunities abound for those able to identify and take advantage of them. With Greg, Tami, and Steve onboard, I’m confident that the firm has a very bright future for many years to come.”
Greg Gutzler—a trial lawyer with over 15 years of experience in complex litigation—echoed Tillery’s sentiment. “This was a phenomenal and unexpected opportunity. We had a fantastic personal and professional experience at Husch, with close relationships, great clients, and exciting cases. Leaving one of the premier defense firms in the Midwest was not an easy decision. But ultimately, the opportunity to handle some of the most challenging and highest-stakes cases at one of the leading plaintiffs’ firms in the country was just too good to pass up.”
“Greg, Tami and Steve are fine lawyers, and our good friends. We wish them well in their new endeavor,” said Husch Blackwell CEO and managing partner Greg Smith.
Greg Gutzler was named a Future Star in 2010-2011 and a Local Litigation Star in 2012 and the forthcoming 2013 edition by Benchmark Litigation. He has substantial experience in all aspects of trial work in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Tami Spicer has successfully represented clients in a variety of business litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, and intellectual property disputes. In addition to his active trial practice across the country, Steve Berezney has also successfully handled a variety of appellate matters. Steve was named one of the “30 under 30” in 2007 by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Korein Tillery is an AV-rated, award-winning law firm with offices in St. Louis and Chicago. It has recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in a variety of complex civil cases. The firm has gained a national reputation for aggressively and successfully pursuing a wide variety of complex cases. Korein Tillery was named by the National Law Journal to its “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011 as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms.
Learn more at http://www.koreintillery.com, email at contact(at)koreintillery(dot)com, or call 314-241-4844.