Ally Cunningham, ’12, was one of three women recently promoted to partner at Lathrop Gage. Cunningham focuses her practice on representing clients in administrative negotiations with federal and state agencies, advising clients regarding their regulatory requirements and assisting with litigation of environmental claims. In addition to traditional legal counseling, she brings experience in the strategy and creation of public relations and the management of political issues related to pending litigation or compliance issues, with a particular emphasis in environmental and agribusiness matters. Cunningham’s experience includes working large, complex environmental civil litigation, especially those involving class action components. Prior to joining Lathrop Gage, Cunningham worked in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Missouri State Capitol. Cunningham sits on the Statewide Board of Directors for Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates, and on the Board of Directors of the Mizzou Alumni Association, Boone County Chapter.