November 3, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes Hannah R. DeLuca and Zachary R. Dyer to the firm as associates in the Business Department. DeLuca will assist clients with employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Dyer, a former insurance firm in-house counsel, will focus on insurance business and regulatory law issues for clients. Both will practice at the Plaza location of Polsinelli Shughart in Kansas City, Missouri.

“Polsinelli Shughart is committed to the recruitment of talented young attorneys like Hannah and Zachary,” said Business Department Chair Frank J. Ross, Jr. “We are excited to have both on board in Kansas City, and as part of our national Business Department as we continue to grow firm-wide.”

About Hannah DeLuca

DeLuca will practice in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. She works with public and private organizations in developing state-of-the art benefit programs and executive compensation plans. She also is an active participant in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice where she plays a key role in advising clients on the benefit aspects of those transactions.

DeLuca, who began her career in Dallas, Texas, has experience working with 403(b) plans, 457 governmental plans, 401(k) plans and ESOPs as well as non-qualified plans. She also has advised defined benefit retirement plans, including multiple-employer and union pension plans.

“I’m very excited to join Polsinelli Shughart’s nationally recognized Business Department,” DeLuca said. “The firm’s strong national presence offers huge growth potential in providing significant employee benefit services to a large client base.”

DeLuca earned her law degree in 2007 from the University of North Carolina. She also received M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

About Zachary R. Dyer

Dyer will practice in the Insurance Business and Regulatory Law Group. He focuses his practice on representing insurance companies, producers and third-party administrators in property and casualty and life and health insurance matters. His work includes the regulatory and compliance aspects of the firm’s strong insurance industry and transaction work. He previously practiced as an in-house counsel for one of the largest independently owned retail insurance brokers in the U.S.

“My background as an in-house counsel gives me a unique perspective and understanding of the myriad of issues that insurance organizations face today,” Dyer said. “Joining Polsinelli Shughart will allow me to parlay that experience to the benefit of our clients.”

Dyer, a former Big 12 college quarterback, is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Kansas City Sports Commission. He earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2007. He also holds an M.S. degree in Education and B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.

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About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., New York, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.