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St. Louis Partner Darci Madden has been selected for the 2016-2017 Leadership St. Louis class. Madden, along with 60 other outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors, were selected for the 41st Leadership St. Louis class. Madden joins a group of more than 2,000 leaders who have graduated from the program since its inception in 1976.

Leadership St. Louis is a program for emerging and established leaders who have demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the St. Louis region. The 18-day, nine-month curriculum explores such issues as economic development, education, poverty and social services, racism, arts and culture, and the criminal justice system. Participants visit key sites in the bi-state region, engage in face-to-face dialogue with regional decision makers, and gain a deeper understanding of leadership approaches that produce results.

At Bryan Cave, Madden defends clients against class actions, complex business litigation, and product liability suits. She has represented clients against claims alleging defects in medical devices, suits arising under federal and state antitrust laws and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, class action claims arising out of a variety of health insurance-related issues, and shareholder derivative suits. She has conducted motion and trial practice in multiple state and federal courts across the country. She represents clients from a broad range of industries including medical devices, agribusiness, health care, financial services and insurance.

Leadership St. Louis is one of eight leadership programs offered by FOCUS St. Louis to achieve its mission of preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region. To learn more about FOCUS St. Louis and Leadership St. Louis, please click here.

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