Thomas A. Schweichis a partner in the St. Louis office of Bryan Cave, LLP. His practice focuses on the negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation of commercial and government disputes. He also conducts training seminars for corporate clients and trade groups on how to avoid lawsuits. A graduate of Yale and Harvard Law School, he lives in St. Louis with his wife and two children. For more information on preventive law, visit his Web site, www.tomschweich.com.