The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP announced that on April 1, 2010, it will expand and strengthen its securities litigation practice with the arrival of two lateral partners and four counsel to the St. Louis office. The new lawyers are Jeffrey J. Kalinowski, Richard H. Kuhlman, Carrie J. Bechtold, Adam S. Hochschild, Jeffrey S. Jamieson and Eric D. Martin.

Their practices concentrate primarily in securities and commercial litigation. Members of the group have broad experience in broker-dealer matters, class action litigation and intra-industry disputes and bring a distinct level of skill in these areas to Bryan Cave.

“This group of professionals adds depth and strength to the firm’s already robust securities litigation and enforcement practice and allows us to provide our clients with additional legal experience in key areas that further enhance our client relationships,” said Don Lents, chairman of Bryan Cave. “This continues our practice of carefully identifying lawyers who share our dedication to the quality of service for which Bryan Cave is known. We believe our global platform will generate opportunities to expand the group’s strong securities practice.”

The new lawyers will join Bryan Cave’s Securities Litigation & Enforcement and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups.

The new partners are:

Jeffrey J. Kalinowski concentrates his practice in the area of securities litigation. He specializes in representing broker-dealers in cases involving class action litigation, customer claims, regulatory matters and intra-industry disputes. He has successfully handled numerous jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations in a variety of areas including securities, insurance, real estate, franchise and business litigation.

Kalinowski received his J.D., cum laude, in 1979 from the University of Illinois and his A.B., summa cum laude, in 1976 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Richard H. Kuhlman specializes in complex litigation, with a focus on securities litigation. He has extensive experience representing broker-dealers in connection with class action litigation and customer claims, as well as regulatory matters. In addition, he represents insurance companies and public and privately owned corporations in employment and product liability litigation.

Kuhlman received his J.D. in 1993 from Washington University and his B.A. and B.S. in 1988 from Duke University.

The new counsel are:

Carrie J. Bechtold’s practice focuses on business and securities litigation. She represents broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions and corporations in arbitration, federal and state litigation and investigations by regulatory organizations.

Bechtold received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 1999 from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and her B.S., magna cum laude, in 1996 from Quincy University.

Adam S. Hochschild’s practice focuses on securities litigation and class actions. In addition, Hochschild advises clients in other business matters involving real and intellectual property.

Hochschild received his J.D. in 2000 from Washington University and his B.A., with distinction, in 1997 from Yale University.

Jeffrey S. Jamieson concentrates his practice on securities litigation. He has successfully litigated numerous jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations in the securities and criminal law areas. Jamieson represents broker-dealers in cases involving customer claims, intra-industry disputes and regulatory matters.

Jamieson received his J.D. in 1983 and his B.S. in 1980 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Eric D. Martin specializes in complex litigation matters, with an emphasis in securities, real estate and insurance matters. He has extensive trial experience and also works with clients to evaluate litigation risk and counsels clients on risk management.

Martin received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1996 from the University of Illinois and his B.A., summa cum laude, in 1993 from Bradley University.