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St. Louis Partner Jerry Hunter has been appointed co-chair of the transition team for incoming Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. The transition team will focus on reviewing the Attorney General’s Office and gathering information relevant to Schmitt’s top priorities. Schmitt was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson to fill the vacancy that will arise when current-Attorney General Josh Hawley resigns his post to serve in the U.S. Senate in January.

“Incoming Attorney General Schmitt has established a well-qualified team with strong experience within the legal and law enforcement community to ensure a successful transition,” Hunter said. ”I am honored to assist with this effort.”

Hunter is a former general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C., having served from 1989-1993 under President George Bush. Hunter was interviewed by local media upon the president’s death.

Hunter’s practice at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner involves representing management in all phases of labor and employment law, including preventive labor relations and supervisory training, labor arbitrations, handling charges 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.

He also was recently elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM). Established in 1919, Associated Industries of Missouri serves as "The Voice of Missouri Business," working with state agencies to resolve issues on behalf of members and supporting Missouri employers in a non-partisan manner.

Hunter will co-chair the attorney general’s transition team with Todd Graves, who served as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri before going into private practice in Kansas City.