Intellectual Property Lawyer and Mystery Novelist Michael Kahn Joins Bryan Cave LLP

ST. LOUIS, MO, January 16, 2008 – Celebrated intellectual property attorney and mystery novelist Michael Kahn has joined Bryan Cave LLP as a partner in the firm’s St. Louis office. Mr. Kahn is a trial lawyer with particular expertise in the trademark, copyright, entertainment, libel, and First Amendment areas. His clients have included Oprah Winfrey, the National Basketball Association, McFarlane Toys, Eveready Battery Company and Mark McGwire.

Mr. Kahn is also an award-winning author of novels and short stories, including notably the Rachel Gold series of legal thrillers. His most recent novel, The Mourning Sexton, written under the nom de plume Michael Baron, was published in 2006.

Additionally, Mr. Kahn is an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law, teaching a course in censorship and First Amendment law.

He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School; his M.A. from Northwestern University; and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College.

Intellectual Property group co-chair David Roodman said “Mike Kahn is an outstanding addition to our firm and further demonstrates our commitment to maintaining a top-flight international intellectual property practice.”

Mr. Kahn was formerly with Blackwell Sanders LLP.

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade LLC and Bryan Cave Strategies LLC, provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 900 lawyers and other consulting professionals in 21 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

For more information, contact:
Meghan Clinton at (212) 576-2700 ext. 223

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