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New shareholder appointed at Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.


Narcisa P. Symank, formerly an associate with Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C., has been voted a shareholder by the partnership.

symank narcisaHaving exclusively practiced employment law since graduating from law school in 2007, she splits her time between the firm’s litigation and corporate practice groups, acting as employment general counsel for firm clients and defending lawsuits. As a litigator and trial attorney, she defends discrimination and related lawsuits, breach of contract, misclassification, and failure to pay overtime claims, among others. She responds to administrative agency charges and handles federal and state agency audits.

On the transactional side, Symank assists businesses and individuals with employment, severance and non-compete agreements. As a counselor, she provides advice on issues ranging from routine personnel matters to complex ADA accommodation and FMLA leave issues, and employee investigations.

She was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the age of 14, together with her parents and younger brother, she moved to Fenton, Mo., as a refugee. In 2004, she graduated summa cum laude from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. She went on to study law at SLU, and graduated in 2007.

Her practice focuses on Missouri and Southern Illinois. She presently lives in Webster Groves with her husband, Matt, and their young son, Sidney.

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