Husch Blackwell is proud to announce that Partner Cynthia Cordes is one of Kansas City’s 2014 Influential Women. Read the KC Business Magazine profile. Cynthia leads the firm’s Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Clinic. As an assistant U.S. attorney, she became the first federal prosecutor in the United States to charge the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against an international human trafficking enterprise. She was the first to investigate and prosecute the newly enacted fraud in foreign labor contracting statute. Cynthia also broke new ground by utilizing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act to prosecute the demand for trafficking. She has prosecuted more human-trafficking cases than any other assistant U.S. attorney in the country.