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BCLP St. Louis Office Managing Partner Named to New Downtown Engagement & Public Safety Initiative

September 15, 2021

St. Louis office Managing Partner Ryan Davis has been appointed by St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones to a newly created task force to improve public safety while presenting a positive vision for an activated and engaged cultural destination in downtown St. Louis.

The task force is composed of civic, business, governmental and community leaders across downtown St. Louis, including Bill DeWitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals; Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis; Al Moore, director of corporate security and crisis management at Spire; and Laura Radcliff, managing director of Stifel Public Finance, among others.

Mayor Jones announced the task force Sept. 14 as part of an overall plan to curb crime downtown, including adding police to discourage lawless behavior and adding concerts, performances and festivals to increase foot traffic.

“Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner was founded in St. Louis in 1873, right across the street from our current downtown location,” Davis said. “We are deeply invested in this community. It is our home. I’m honored to be able to serve with all of these community leaders as part of an initiative that promises to make this great city even stronger.”

Task force members will meet on a consistent basis with public weekly briefings to provide information regarding upcoming opportunities and updates on progress. 

The new task force has been featured prominently by numerous media outlets, including in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Business Journal, and by local TV and radio.

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