Ian Cooper and Mollie Hennessee won a four-day jury trial for Missouri State University on August 20, 2015. The plaintiff was a teacher at the LNU-MSU College of International Business in Dailan, China. The plaintiff claimed that he was terminated because of his race and national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The jury returned a unanimous verdict for the University. This was Ian’s second victory this year in jury trials for Missouri State University.
Ian P. Cooper is a founding Shareholder of the Firm. Ian practices in the areas of employment, higher education, commercial and tort litigation and has been honored as a Fellow in both the College of Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Counsel of America, organizations that recognize the leading attorneys in the United States in the areas of employment law and litigation. Ian is also regularly named a Best Lawyer in America and a Missouri Super Lawyer. Ian is Chairman of the Firm.
Mollie E. Hennessee is an associate at the Firm and concentrates her practice in the areas of higher education, immigration, labor and employment, and school law. Mollie regularly represents colleges and universities, school districts, and other employers throughout Missouri.
Higher Education – Tueth Keeney maintains one of the largest and most successful higher education law groups in the Midwest. Our higher education practice includes representation of numerous public and private colleges and universities and community colleges throughout Missouri and Illinois. The attorneys in our higher education group provide the full range of legal services to colleges, universities, and community colleges from day-to-day counseling and general counsel services to handling complex litigation.