Chatman Joins Spencer Fane

Darryl M. Chatman Jr., ’08, joined the business litigation practice of Spencer Fane LLP in St. Louis as of counsel. Previously he served as general counsel and deputy director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Chatman has intricate knowledge of state regulations and how they are enforced, and counsels small and mid-sized companies in all aspects of regulatory compliance. In both the public and private sectors, he helps clients successfully navigate myriad governmental policies and regulations affecting their businesses, including animal health, life sciences and agricultural issues. He is an accomplished litigator, representing businesses, banks, public utilities and insurance companies in all types of commercial and employment disputes and regulatory issues.

Chatman’s accomplishments have garnered him numerous awards in the field of agriculture and in the law profession, including the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Distinguished Service Award, the School of Law’s Distinguished Recent Graduate Award and the MU Ag Alumni Association Citation of Merit Award.

Chatman was recently appointed to the University of Missouri System Board of Cuators and currently serves as vice chair of the board.