Jane Dueker is a Governmental Solutions and Media Attorney with the national law firm Stinson Leonard Street. Jane returned to the St. Louis office of Stinson in January 2005 after serving as Chief Legal Counsel and Chief of Staff to the Governor of Missouri. Dueker was a partner with the firm prior to serving in the Governor’s office. Jane has extensive jury and bench trial experience representing a wide variety of clients in general and complex commercial litigation. Jane has litigated in many of Missouri’s circuit courts and has appeared before each of Missouri’s Courts of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court, Missouri’s federal district courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has briefing experience before the United States Supreme Court. As part of the firm’s Governmental Solutions Practice Group, Jane has extensive experience and unique capabilities in local, state and federal governmental practice, including providing day-to-day outside general counsel advice, representing clients before various governmental agencies, litigating administrative issues in all levels of state and federal courts, providing assistance with legislative initiatives and crisis management. In her media practice, Jane has litigated and provided counsel regarding defamation claims, access to public governmental records and meetings, general First Amendment issues, news gathering torts, cameras in the courtroom and pre-publication content review on behalf of media outlets.
Jane served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of Missouri from April 2003 until December 2004. As the chief executive officer to the Governor, Jane supervised statewide Governor’s Office operations including budget, board and commission appointments, judicial appointments, legislative affairs, media and communications, policy development and implementation, legal and constituent affairs. Jane also supervised management of Missouri’s 18.9 billion dollar budget and the state’s executive agencies.
As Chief Legal Counsel to Missouri’s Governor from August 2002 to April 2003, Jane supervised the general counsels and legal affairs of the state’s executive agencies, served as liaison to the Attorney General’s office on legal matters involving the state and provided legal analysis for legislative initiatives.
Jane was an Assistant Missouri Attorney General from 1992 to 1995. While at the Attorney General’s Office, Jane provided general counsel and litigation representation to the Governor and State Treasurer, as well as various state agencies, including the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Health, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee and the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Initial Appearance on This Week: December 21, 2014