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Meyer Named Chair of WashULaw Board of Advisors Engagement & Advancement Committee

Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that John S. Meyer, Jr., shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Business and Real Estate Practice Group, has agreed to Chair the recently formed Engagement & Advancement Committee of the Washington University School of Law (WashULaw) Board of Advisors.

In this capacity, John will work directly with Dean Nancy Staudt to engage with WashULaw alumni and friends and to increase awareness of WashULaw’s excellence and consistent ranking among the United States’ top law schools.

John S. Meyer, Jr.

A 1984 graduate of WashULaw, John has gratefully served his alma mater in a variety of capacities, including as a member of the Board of Advisors (formerly the National Council),  Chair of Annual Giving, and the William Greenleaf Eliot Society, where  he continues to serve as a Deputy. In 2010, John and his wife, Laura, created the John Meyer Scholar in Law Award to help defray a WashULaw student’s tuition. John is an honorary initiate of the Order of the Coif and a WashULaw 2015 Distinguished Alumnus.

John enjoys collaborating with his colleagues, clients, and their advisors to achieve excellent results. Over the 37-year span of his career in private practice, he has achieved recognition for guiding and resolving a variety of complex commercial real estate and business transactions and disputes for non-profit and for-profit companies and individuals.

WashULaw Board of Advisors

The WashULaw Board of Advisors consists of 34 distinguished alumni who meet at the behest of Dean Nancy Staudt to advance WashULaw’s aims and goals, and to assist the Dean in responding to challenges facing legal education. Dean Staudt recently established three committees to report to the Board of Advisors in the areas of Engagement & Advancement, Internal Affairs, and Nominating & Membership.

Notable members of the Board of Advisors include The Honorable William H. Webster, former United States District Court Judge, Director of the FBI, and Director of the CIA; The Honorable Jean Hamilton, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; and The Honorable Raymond Gruender, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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