Ian Cooper and Kate Nash Win Trustee Election Case for SIU

Oct 5, 2013

Ian Cooper and Kate Nash obtained the dismissal of a suit brought by a candidate for the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University.  On October 4, 2013, the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Illinois dismissed the plaintiff’s claims in Sharkey v. Board of Trustees, et al.  Ian and Kate attacked the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court to hear Plaintiff’s claims for declaratory and injunctive relief.

Tueth Keeney represents numerous public and private colleges and universities and community colleges throughout Missouri and Illinois in a wide variety of matters including employment, immigration, litigation, and compliance matters.

Ian Cooper is a founding Shareholder of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.  Ian practices in the areas of employment, higher education, commercial and tort litigation. Ian regularly serves  as lead trial and appellate counsel in significant employment, tort and commercial cases, including class actions and other complex litigation in Missouri and Illinois.

Kate Nash practices primarily in the areas of education, non-profit, litigation, labor and employment law. Kate has extensive experience representing and advising private and public employers in all areas of employment law. She has experience advising employers as to all matters of human resource policy issues, specifically ensuring that employers are in compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. She practices primarily in Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts. She has also represented clients in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She also regularly represents schools districts, colleges, and universities in a general counsel capacity.