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Charles German named co-general counsel of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research

12 March 2020

KANSAS CITY, MORichard Brown, chair, president, and chief executive officer of Stowers Resource Management, announced today that Charles German has joined the Stowers Group of Companies as co-general counsel. German and current Co-General Counsel David Welte will work closely together on a successful transition during the remainder of the year.

Portrait of Charles German

Charles German

German was a founding shareholder in the law firm of German May PC. In over forty years of law practice he earned the reputation as one of the leading trial and litigation attorneys in the region, working on a wide variety of cases ranging from capital murder and intellectual property to life sciences and corporate litigation. His primary practice areas have been internal and governmental investigations, corporate governance, biotech, capital markets, and professional liability. German has served as outside independent counsel for BioMed Valley Discoveries since 2018. He is an adjunct professor at the UMKC School of Law.

Welte’s retirement at year-end culminates a more than 25-year relationship with the Institute during which he has been an extraordinarily valuable member of the leadership team.

About the Stowers Institute for Medical Research

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is a non-profit, basic biomedical research organization dedicated to improving human health by studying the fundamental processes of life. Jim Stowers, founder of American Century Investments, and his wife, Virginia, opened the Institute in 2000. Currently, the Institute is home to about 500 researchers and support personnel, over 20 independent research programs, and more than a dozen technology development and core facilities. Learn more about the Institute at and about its graduate program at

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