Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Koster Taps St. Louis Lawyer For Chief of Staff

Attorney General-Elect Chris Koster announced his selection of Robert Kenney to be his Chief of Staff Wednesday, marking the first time in Missouri history that an African American has been chosen to fill this position.

"Robert has the superior legal and interpersonal skills that will not only make him an outstanding leader in the Attorney General’s office but an effective ambassador to the political community throughout the state," said Koster in a statement. "His expertise in every phase of commercial and business litigation will prove to be an invaluable asset as our administration cracks down on Medicaid fraud, corporate polluters, and employers who refuse to provide a fair wage and decent working conditions," Koster added.

Kenney served as Assistant Attorney General under Jay Nixon, working in the Consumer Protection Division, handling all phases of civil enforcement of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. He also worked in the Labor Division, representing the State of Missouri in litigation matters including workers’ compensation and prevailing wage cases, a top priority for Koster.

Kenney is currently a partner with the St. Louis law firm, Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus.

More on Kenney can be found HERE.

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