Attorney Rebecca Reif Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (May 27, 2015) Rebecca Reif has joined the Ahlers & Cooney law firm as a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor Law, Higher Education, and K-12 Education practice areas. In the area of employment law, Rebecca serves clients in strategic planning and litigation related to employment...
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Drake Student Wins Inaugural Ahlers & Cooney Art Competition

Des Moines, Iowa (May 5, 2015) Drake University student, Evelyn Tomer, won the First Annual Ahlers & Cooney Student Art Competition at a reception on April 24, 2015. Tomer’s entry, Discourse (No. 2), will be prominently displayed in the offices of Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. for the remainder of 2015....
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Miriam Van Heukelem Elected Shareholder at Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (February 23, 2015) Miriam Van Heukelem was recently elected shareholder at Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Miriam is a member of the K-12 Education practice area. She provides public schools in Iowa with comprehensive legal representation. Miriam has worked on claims involving numerous kinds of discrimination and harassment...
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Attorney Ann Smisek Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (January 6, 2015) Ann Smisek has joined the Ahlers & Cooney law firm as a member of the Firm’s Employment & Labor Law and K-12 Education practice areas, and will work with public bodies and school districts. Ann counsels clients on various personnel matters regarding potential violation...
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Attorney Conner Wasson Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (November 14, 2014) Conner Wasson has joined the Ahlers & Cooney law firm as an Associate in the firm’s Corporate, Business & Tax practice area. Conner’s practice focuses on environmental law, employee benefits, contract negotiation and real estate transactions. His practice includes advising businesses, non-profit organizations and...
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Attorney Jason Comisky Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (August 18, 2014) Jason Comisky has joined the Ahlers & Cooney law firm as an Associate in the firm’s Public Finance & Law and Corporate, Business & Tax practice areas. Within the Public Finance & Law practice area, Jason works closely with cities and counties on urban...
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Accessing Data Stored in Student Cell Phones

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Riley v. California that police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested. Although the Riley opinion contemplates cell phone searches of individuals in police custody, the Court's holding rests...
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Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative

On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) introduced the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the "Initiative") to encourage self-reporting of possible securities law violations related to misrepresentations in offering documents concerning an issuer's prior compliance with its continuing disclosure obligations. In the press release announcing the Initiative,...
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Iowa Diploma Privilege Overview and Spring 2014 Iowa Civil Case Law Update

Iowa Diploma Privilege Recently, the Iowa State Bar Association "Blue Ribbon Committee on Legal Education & Licensure" submitted recommendations to the Iowa Supreme Court regarding Iowa's bar admission process. The Committee's principal recommendation was that Iowa adopt a "diploma privilege" whereby graduates of the two Iowa in-state law schools, Drake...
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