Dean Kpere-Daibo

Dean Kpere-Daibo Associate

Bio

Dean Kpere-Daibo represents the interest of management in all areas of labor and employment law. Dean is responsible for representing management interests in state and federal court, as well as before state, local, and federal administrative agencies.

Dean’s employment practice includes all facets of employment law, including employment discrimination claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Missouri Human Rights Act. He also advises employers on matters, such as employment contracts, severance agreements, employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, employment-related matters, personnel policies, and workplace  investigations.

Within the traditional labor arena, Dean advises and represents employers in a variety of matters, including proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) throughout the country. He also represents employers in collective bargaining, as well as provides legal advice regarding strikes and work stoppages. His labor practice also includes representing management in arbitration proceedings, such as disciplinary and contractual interpretation issues.

In 2016, Dean was named “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Black Lawyers, and in 2017 he was named to The Power 100 Most Influential Black Professionals in St. Louis by Delux Magazine. In 2018, Dean was selected to the Super Lawyers 2018 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars List.  He also gives back to the St. Louis community by serving on the Board of Directors of Epworth Children & Family Services and the Young Professionals Board of Safe Connections.

Education

University of Missouri Columbia

University of Missouri, Columbia

B.A.

2007

University of Arkansas Little Rock

University of Arkansas, Little Rock

J.D.

2010

University of Arkansas Little Rock

University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Symposium Editor, Law Review

Admitted To Practice

  • State of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas

Awards

  • National Black Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40", 2016
  • Who's Who Diversity in Color St. Louis's Bold & Brightest Inductee, 2017
  • Delux Magazine-The Power 100 Most Influential Black Professionals in St. Louis, 2017
  • Super Lawyers - 2018 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars

Professional Associations

The Missouri Bar Member
Member
American Bar Association Member, Employment and Labor Law Litigation Sections
Human Resource Management Association of Greater St. Louis Member
Society for Human Resource Management Member
Member of Top 40 under 40

Community Involvement

Safe Connections Board Member
Epworth Children & Family Services Board Member
Alpha Phi Alpha Member

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