Husch Nabs Gov't Contracts, Black Lung Specialist

Law360, New York (February 16, 2011, 5:58 PM EST) -- Adding versatility to its Washington office, Husch Blackwell LLP has inked a government contracts veteran who also boasts a niche practice defending coal operators against employees' black lung disease claims.

Ronald E. Gilbertson, who joined the firm Monday, departs K&L Gates LLP, where he spent the previous two years. The Maryland native, who worked at previous firms with several Husch Blackwell government contracts partners, says he thinks of the move as a homecoming.

"It was hard for me to imagine, back in 2000 when we split...
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