Robert L. Gegios, a Kohner, Mann & Kailas shareholder and Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, hosted a Fellows reception at the University Club of Milwaukee on Oct. 21. This year’s reception honored G. Lane Ware for his contributions to the Bar and to the ideals championed by the American Bar Foundation.
The American Bar Foundation (ABF) was founded in 1952 and is recognized as the premier research institute for the empirical study of law in the United States. Among its research faculty are such notables as James Heckman, 2000 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences; Austan Goolsbee, Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors; Shari Diamond, who is generating important research on how juries actually work through a truly unique dataset on actual civil jury trials; Steven Levitt, whose bestseller, “Freakonomics,” reports on a broad range of innovative research that was supported by the ABF; and John Hagan, who received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his groundbreaking work on the genocides in the Balkans and Darfur.
Michael Best & Friedrich welcomes four new associates to the Intellectual Property Group at the firm.
Milwaukee: Brian J.N. Marstall graduated, from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2010.
Madison: Andrew T. Dufrense graduated with a J.D. in 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Waukesha: Joshua C. Heitsman graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2010.
Chicago: Jin-Won Jung graduated from Seoul National University in 1997, with a J.D. with a certificate in Intellectual Property from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Davis & Kuelthau announces that Bruce B. Deadman has joined the firm in its Green Bay office as part of the labor and employment law practice group.
Deadman brings over 30 years of legal experience to the firm, including private practice, in-house general counsel for a Green Bay business and human resources consulting. He earned his J.D. from the University of Denver in 1979.
Ruder Ware announce the addition of Megan K. Heinzelman to the firm’s Wausau office. She joins the firm as a member of the Business Transactions and Trusts & Estates Practice Groups.
Heinzelman is a tax attorney with Ruder Ware who works with individuals and businesses providing counsel on tax issues involved in forming limited liability companies and other entities, mergers and acquisitions, and compensation planning. Heinzelman is a graduate of the Marquette University Law School.