Seasoned Attorney Strengthens Bryan Cave LLP’s Transactional Practice
June 1, 2012
ST. LOUIS, June 1, 2012 – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) has announced that A. James Shafter is joining the firm’s St. Louis office as of counsel. He joins the firm from Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), where he served as vice president of mergers and acquisitions and vice president and assistant general counsel.
Shafter will practice with Bryan Cave’s Transactions and Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Client Service Groups. In addition to mergers and acquisitions work, his practice will focus on general corporate matters, banking, corporate governance, governmental affairs and commercial and antitrust litigation.
“Jim Shafter brings a unique and valuable blend of corporate and litigation experience following his accomplished career with ADM and notable tenure in private practice,” said Bryan Cave Chairman Don Lents. “He brings to the firm not only the in-house perspective of being responsible for global M&A activities and major litigation matters at one of the most admired companies in the food production industry, but also his 30 years of vast experience in private practice. Jim will be a tremendous asset to Bryan Cave on transactional matters, as well as contributing his invaluable knowledge and experience to the firm’s Agribusiness, Ag Biotechnology & Food Processing Practice.”
Prior to joining ADM, Shafter served as managing partner of one of the oldest law firms in down state Illinois. Shafter received his J.D. from the University of Illinois and his B.A. from Southern Illinois University.
Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiary Bryan Cave International Consulting provides trade and customs consultancy. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,100 lawyers and other professionals in over 30 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.
For more information contact:
Leslie Leader Brooks
Client Relations Manager