Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award
St. Louis Partners Jerry M. Hunter and Robert Newmark will be honored at Washington University School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday, April 9. All honorees have obtained distinction in their professional or academic careers. The recipients exemplify achievement and commitment to the ideals embodied in a School of Law education.
Hunter, who served as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C., from 1989 until 1993, will receive the Distinguished Law Alumni Award. He also has been employed as Director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations from 1986 to 1989, Labor Counsel by the Kellwood Company from 1982 to 1986, Senior Trial Attorney by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1979 to 1982, and as a Field Attorney by the St. Louis office of the NLRB from 1977 to 1979. Hunter served on the Kellwood Company Board of Directors from 1994 until the Company was purchased by Sun Capital of Boca Raton, Florida during February, 2008. His practice involves representing management in all phases of labor and employment law, including preventive labor relations and supervisory training, labor arbitrations, handling cases filed with the NLRB, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, state and local civil rights agencies and cases filed in federal and state courts. Hunter received his JD from Washington University in 1977.
Newmark will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award, which honors alumni who graduated from the School of Law within the past 25 years. Newmark concentrates his practice in the areas of business and transactional counseling, including mergers and acquisitions, general commercial counseling, joint ventures and strategic alliances, private offerings of securities and other issues arising under federal and state securities laws. Newmark has experience representing public companies, closely held businesses, venture capital firms, investment partnerships and financial institutions, and has considerable experience representing portfolio companies of venture capital and buyout firms. He counsels companies in a number of industries, including manufacturing, finance, nutritional supplements, retail/luxury and telecommunications. Newmark received his JD from Washington University School of Law in 1994.
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