The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has announced that 11 new associates have joined the firm in its Chicago and St. Louis offices.

Chicago

Matt Baisley

Baisley joins the Labor & Employment Group. He received his J.D. from Notre Dame University in 2009 and his B.A. in Political Science from University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2002.

Donald Cole

Cole joins the Commercial Litigation group. He received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 2009 and his B.A. in History from Kenyon College in 2001.

St. Louis

Amanda Colvin

Colvin joins the Class Actions group. She received her J.D. from Saint Louis University in 2009. She received a B.A. in Sociology in 2005 and an M.A. in Public Affairs in 2006 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

John Griffin

Griffin joins the Commercial Litigation group. He received is J.D. in 2009 from the University of Virginia and received a B.A. in History in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Alicia McDonald

McDonald joins the Real Estate & Banking and Bankruptcy groups. She received her J.D. from Washington University in 2009 and her B.A. in English and Political Science from Washington University in 2003. Prior to attending law school McDonald worked in the communications practice of a Washington, D.C. public affairs consulting firm.

Matt McGraner

McGraner joins the Corporate Finance, Technology and Transactions groups. He received his J.D. from Washington University in 2009 and received a B.S. in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in 2006.

Matt Minder

Minder joins the Intellectual Property group. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2009 and received a B.A. in Music Business from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2003. Minder worked as a paralegal before entering law school.

Tim O’Connell

O’Connell joins the Class Actions group. He received his J.D. from Washington University in 2009. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan in 1997 and an M.A. in English from Saint Louis University in 2000. Prior to law school O’Connell worked as a newspaper journalist.

Kevin Schopp

Schopp joins the Life Sciences and Employee Benefits groups. He received his J.D. from Washington University in 2009 and his B.A. in Political Science from Missouri State University in 2006.

Laura Spencer

Spencer joins the Commercial Litigation group. She received her J.D. in 2009 and her B.A. in Political Science in 2005, both from Saint Louis University.

Scott Wessman

Wessman joins the Corporate Finance, Technology and Transactions groups. He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2009 and received his B.A. in Russian in 2004 from Brigham Young University.