March 2, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes Attorney Jon A. Bierman to the firm as shareholder where he will practice in the firm’s national Labor and Employment practice. Bierman’s practice focuses on representing employers in union related matters defending employers against allegations of employment discrimination and representing employers in administrative proceedings before municipal, state and federal agencies. His clients include the real estate management and health care industries, and public employers. Prior to joining Polsinelli Shughart, Bierman practiced at Gallop, Johnson & Neuman.

“I’m excited to be joining a growing, national firm that is a perfect fit for my clients,” said Bierman. “Polsinelli Shughart has established offices in Chicago, Kansas City and Phoenix where I have clients. It is a dynamic, exciting place to be with unusually high energy and a commitment to excellence. I’m very proud to be a part of this legal team.”

Bierman also provides value for clients with his experience in representing management in federal and state court litigation, appellate work, collective bargaining negotiations and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He also has provided counsel and defended management in Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour claims and defended employers and property management companies and real property owners against charges of housing discrimination.

“Jon brings great value to our Labor and Employment practice having represented management in a wide variety of industries,” said Randy Gerber, managing director/St. Louis. “We’re excited to have him onboard as we continue the steady, strategic growth of the St. Louis office.”

Bierman graduated with his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1998 from Saint Louis University School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Washington University in 1995. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Board of Consortium for Graduate Study and Management.

Bierman is a contributor to legal publications on various aspects of labor and employment law and is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

· The constitutional implications of public sector affirmative action
· Public sector employment matters
· Lawsuits under Missouri’s Liquor Franchise Act
· Overtime and other wage and hour issues under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act
· The National Firearms Act and other state and federal firearms statutes

For more information contact Heather McMichael, Public Relations Manager, 816-395-0618,

or Bob Inderman, Parris Communications, 816-931-8900,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

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