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John Munich is chair of the firm's Business and Commercial Litigation Division. He represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including complex business and commercial trials and appeals, constitutional law cases and internal and regulatory investigations. John has successfully represented clients in numerous trials and appeals in state and federal courts around the country, including the United States Supreme Court.
John served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia (1991-93), where he defended the United States and its agencies in complex constitutional and government contracts cases and prosecuted civil health fraud matters. As Chief of Litigation, and later Deputy Attorney General for the State of Missouri, John supervised all of the state's civil litigation and helped create and supervised Missouri's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Attorney General (1993-99).
Upon graduation, John served as law clerk to the Honorable Edward L. Filippine, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. John is a Faculty Member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
John currently serves as a Commissioner on the Missouri Ethics Commission. He was appointed to this post by Governor Nixon and confirmed by the Missouri Senate.
John is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to education adequacy lawsuits and their effects on state budgets, school funding, the relationship between educational output and school funding, accreditation requirements and federal mandates, the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications on state education funding schemes, charters and school choices, and other issues. In addition to the above-listed speaking engagements, he has also made presentations at the National Taxpayers Conference, the National Association of Attorneys General, the Virginia Commonwealth Education Law Conference, and the Annual Education Law Conference.