Human Trafficking Legal Clinic

Husch Blackwell is the only firm in the nation to offer tailored anti-human trafficking government compliance programs. Husch Blackwell’s Human Trafficking Compliance Services is uniquely qualified to develop corporate policies, handle required certifications, provide training, and conduct audits for companies to aid them in complying with the new government regulations. For more information, watch the

Cynthia Cordes’s article, “Human trafficking: Corporate responsibility for modern day slavery” appeared in the May issue of the St. Louis Lawyer, a Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis publication.

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.
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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

Missouri Lawyers Weekly honored Husch Blackwell Partner Cynthia Cordes as its 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” on January 24, 2014. Presented annually as part of the Missouri Lawyer Awards Program, the Lawyer of the Year is awarded to “the Missouri lawyer or judge who (has) made a substantial impact on the law or the Missouri legal community.” It is Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s highest honor. Cynthia is the first Husch Blackwell lawyer to be selected as “Lawyer of the Year.”
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