Six lawyers from Bryan Cave’s St. Louis and Kansas City offices have been selected as “Up & Coming Lawyers” for 2010 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Honorees will be listed in the Sept. 20 issue of the publication. Up & Coming Lawyers are younger than 40 or within their first 10 years of practice and are making a positive difference in the quality of justice while exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.

Bryan Cave’s 2010 Up & Coming Lawyer honorees include:

St. Louis

Lindsay Cohen is counsel in Bryan Cave’s Intellectual Property Client Service Group. She joined Bryan Cave in 2005, after spending several years as a trademark attorney associated with a large intellectual property firm in St. Louis. Her practice focuses on trademark law including all aspects of the development and protection of trademarks, service marks and trade dress. She counsels clients on the selection, use and registration of trademarks around the world. Cohen has developed a particular focus in international trademark matters and regularly works with outside counsel in foreign countries to coordinate trademark searches, registration, post-registration, due diligence and international inter partes proceedings. Her trademark practice is high-volume and spans multiple industries, from pharmaceutical benefits to college-level education to health and beauty products to fashion.

Arindam Kar has been an attorney at Bryan Cave since 2001. His practice encompasses antitrust litigation and counseling, including the representation of companies and individuals in civil and criminal federal and state antitrust investigations. Additionally, he represents clients in real estate litigation involving condemnation matters and represents a major financial institution in complex real estate litigation.

Brandon Neuschafer joined Bryan Cave in 2001 and practices primarily in the area of environmental law, including environmental litigation, regulatory compliance and transactional counseling. He has assisted clients in responding to information requests and negotiating and defending enforcement actions brought under the environmental, safety and health laws by EPA, OSHA, FAA, FDA, DOT and various state agencies. He has developed a particular niche with regard to pesticides and recently spearheaded the inaugural issue of the Bryan Cave Chemical and Pesticide News, a newsletter published by the Environmental Practice Group intended to keep clients up-to-date on regulatory and legal developments affecting the manufacture, use, sale or distribution of chemicals and pesticides. With regulations constantly changing in the current administration, the timeliness of this newsletter is particularly relevant to clients and friends of the firm.

Kansas City

Seema Chawla’s practice focuses on a broad range of commercial litigation, securities and employment matters. She has experience in all aspects of the litigation process, including case-strategy, client interviews, taking and defending depositions, trial preparation, trial, arbitration and oral arguments before state and federal courts. Chawla has handled complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including enforcement actions by state attorneys general, class actions and multidistrict litigation. She has also successfully defended employers in all aspects of employment discrimination litigation, including defense of age, sex, race and disability discrimination suits, as well as various other claims at the administrative, state and federal levels.

Brian Devling’s practice focuses in banking and real estate with an emphasis on commercial lending, asset-based lending and commercial leasing. He represents lenders and borrowers in developing, negotiating and drafting loan documentation. Additionally, Devling represents national and regional lenders in securitized loan transactions and other complex commercial lending transactions. Devling also has experience representing creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and in foreclosure proceedings.

Kent Wittrock concentrates his practice in the areas of business and transactional counseling. He has significant experience in structuring and negotiating merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions for financial and strategic buyers and sellers. Wittrock also has experience advising clients in connection with joint venture and other strategic transactions, contractual and general business matters as well as corporate formation and governance issues.