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Jean Maneke, of The Maneke Law Group in Kansas City, has been practicing media law for all of her career. Her practice today includes representing a wide range of intellectual property clients, from publishers, authors, many newspapers, nationally and internationally, and free-lance writers to magazines, photographers, CD-ROM producers, film producers, and at one point, a Broadway producer!
She is best known as the attorney for the Missouri Press Association, for whom she has worked since 1991. Prior to that time, she worked for many years as in-house counsel to an international media law insurance company. Before that time, she was a journalist at the Kansas City Times (the morning edition of the Kansas City Star), where she wrote a business law column, and at the Springfield News-Leader.
She is the author of chapters in two books published by the American Bar Association on small firm law practice management and a frequent writer on issues relating to medi