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Kutak Rock LLP

January 28, 2019

Kutak Rock Elects Omaha Attorneys to Firm Partnership

Jason M. Caskey Michael S. Degan Robert H. Grennan

Erika E. Lynch Ryan D. Portwood Clete P. Samson

Kutak Rock LLP has elected new partners from its attorney ranks in Omaha.

The promotions became effective on January 1, 2019.

“Our clients will benefit from the knowledge, experience and service our new partners bring to Kutak Rock every day,” said Jay Selanders, Chair of Kutak Rock. “These accomplished lawyers are dedicated to a collaborative, collegial culture and to the overall growth and success of our firm. We thank them for their contributions and are proud to welcome them to the firm’s partnership.”

The attorneys elected to the partnership in Omaha are:

Jason M. Caskey (Omaha) concentrates on intellectual property protection, technology law, commercial transactions, copyrights, IP development and related transactions. With experience leading an in-house legal team and as a litigator, he keeps a pragmatic and practical focus on assisting his clients to close deals while minimizing applicable legal, business and economic risks.

Michael S. Degan (Omaha) is a first chair trial lawyer who handles commercial and business disputes, product liability, insurance and financial services litigation. He has tried more than two dozen jury trials and has appeared in more than thirty state and federal jurisdictions. His practice includes state and federal litigation, multidistrict litigation, arbitration, mediation and regulatory matters. Mike also represents renewable energy developers in regulatory and transactional matters. He is recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers and is a fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation.

Robert H. Grennan (Omaha) focuses his practice on technology and intellectual property law with a primary concentration on advising clients from a diverse array of commercial sectors in all aspects of complextechnology transactions.

Erika E. Lynch (Omaha) acts as bond counsel to municipal issuers, as well as underwriters’ counsel, in connection with the issuance of municipal bonds. She works in the areas of single-family housing and state and local government finance. She also serves as bond counsel in financings for cities, counties, school districts and other political subdivisions in Nebraska in connection with general obligation and limited-tax financings for various public facilities and projects.

Ryan D. Portwood (Omaha) covers a broad spectrum of general technology transactions, specifically, health information technology, healthcare regulatory compliance, and privacy and data security. Prior to joining the firm, Ryan served as counsel/compliance officer for two healthcare organizations.

Clete P. Samson (Omaha) focuses his practice in business immigration, worksite compliance, employment law, and litigation. Having previously served for seven years as a federal trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he has extensive knowledge of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, including the proper preparation and maintenance of the Form I-9, worksite enforcement, and business immigration law issues which impact all types of employers.

About Kutak Rock LLP

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