Attorneys from Tueth Keeney often contribute their time and talents on a voluntary basis to educate and inform members of the educational community. Melanie Keeney, shareholder with the firm, recently spoke at the 43rd Annual CACUBO Winter Workshop. The Central Association of College and University Business Officers' (CACUBO) mission is to improve college and university financial management and business administration and to promote the profession's ideals, ethics and standards. The theme of this year's Winter Workshop was "Come in Out of the Cold and Warm Up Your Skills" offering 24 concurrent sessions over the course of two days. Melanie gave an "Employment Law Update", highlighting recent developments in employment law and offering suggestions for lowering risk of costly litigation on February 9, 2011. The conference took place at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark.
Melanie Gurley Keeney practices in the areas of school, higher education, labor and employment, and immigration law. Her experience in education law includes representing numerous Missouri school districts and institutions of higher education regarding a wide range of personnel and student matters. Melanie also specializes in First Amendment issues, ranging from free speech to religion in the schools, and she regularly advises school districts on these issues. Melanie has extensive experience litigating both federal and state cases. Melanie is a past board member of the National School Board Association’s Council of School Attorneys and is past Chairman of the Missouri Council of School Attorneys. She is a popular speaker on topics such as immigration, labor and education law on the local and national level. Melanie has been listed in St. Louis Magazine's "St. Louis Best Lawyers" and "The Best Lawyers in America," from 1997-present, and in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers," 2005-2010 editions as a top lawyer and one of the top 50 female lawyers in Missouri and Kansas and in Kansas City Magazine as one of the "Top Missouri Lawyers."
Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. maintains one of the largest and most successful higher education law groups in the Midwest. Our higher education practice includes representation of numerous colleges and universities throughout Missouri and Illinois. In addition, the Firm is one of approximately twenty law firms in the nation that have been appointed to act as Select Counsel to represent higher education institutions insured by United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., the nation's largest insurer of colleges and universities. The attorneys in the Firm's higher education group provide a full range of services to colleges and universities, ranging from day-to-day counseling on legal issues, to representation in complex litigation.
Tueth Keeney has successfully represented a number of businesses, large and small, throughout the Midwest in labor and employment matters. Our broad range of experience includes employment discrimination litigation, wage-hour investigations, affirmative action revision plans development, INS audits, and a variety of traditional labor matters.
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