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Employment 2/2/2015  
Christen joined Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. as the marketing assistant in January 2015
Employment 2/3/2015  
Shook, Hardy & Bacon Names 14 New Partners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Thursday, January 8, 2015 – Shook, Hardy & Bacon named 14 attorneys to partnership from the firm’s Kansas City, Houston, Miami, San Francisco and Tampa offices, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Kansas City
Ann Peper Havelka is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation group and the Agribusiness and Food Safety team. In addition to defending pharmaceutical and agribusiness clients in product liability and consumer labeling class action lawsuits across the country, Havelka regularly counsels companies on matters governed by the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture, ranging from facility inspection, labeling, regulatory compliance, recalls and risk management. She helps clients prepare for and interact with FDA and USDA and assists companies with corrective actions, product recalls and market corrections, and customs holds. Havelka received her J.D. with highest honors from the University of Iowa College of Law (2005), where she was executive editor of the Iowa Law Review. She received her B.S. in business administration, summa cum laude, from Drake University (2002).

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Employment 1/26/2015  
I am now Associate Director, Alumni Relations, at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN.
Additional Education 1/20/2015  
I graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Master's in Traditional Chinese Medicine and passed my board exams to become an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. I opened Palmgren Acupuncture Center in Oak Park, Illinois and specialize in pain management.
Achievements 10/15/2014  
Became Global Strategic Partnerships Manager at PitchBook Data on March 18th, 2014.