Husch Blackwell’s Aleks Rushing has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2019 30 Under 30 class. The annual award series honors “future leaders of the region and the local business community.” Aleks serves as legal counsel for colleges, universities and schools. On behalf of her clients, she conducts investigations, handles litigation and provides guidance on compliance issues arising from a wide range of civil rights and educational funding matters. In less than four years, Aleks has presented at over 60 national and statewide conferences, seminars, webinars and client trainings.

Aleks also serves as a member of the leadership board and helps manage business operations for Husch Blackwell’s Cortex office. Aleks cites the Cortex district as one of the things St. Louis does right: “The Cortex district in St. Louis is a hub for innovation and that is certainly an area where St. Louis is doing something right […] The people in the Cortex Innovation Community partner across all industries to find tailored and unique ways to solve everyday problems.” Aleks has focused many of her efforts in her practice and at the Cortex office in those partnerships and collaboration. She has helped serve as legal counsel for education clients in the Cortex district and also hosts the annual St. Louis Higher Education Seminar in the district.