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Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek honored the selection of Nathan Fishbach as the recipient of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association 2011 Judge Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award with a lead gift to Marquette University Law School to create a new student-development fund.

The Nathan Fishbach Student Development Fund will enable Marquette Law School’s Career Planning Center to bring in local, national or international speakers whose experiences and counsel will help law students get a greater sense of the profession into which they are entering. In supporting efforts focused on students’ professional development, the Fund supports an area of interest to Fishbach, who has long been an advocate of and participant in such programs at Marquette Law School.

Fishbach earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Boyle Fredrickson announces the elevation of attorneys Kirk Deheck, Michael Griggs and Eric Lalor to shareholders.

Deheck joined Boyle Fredrickson in 2006. His practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, as well as intellectual property opinions and enforcement. He earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Griggs has practiced in all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark and copyright matters. He is a litigation specialist and also well-versed in preparing and filing patent and trademark applications. He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Lalor began his Boyle Fredrickson career in 2007 and has since counseled dozens of clients on a variety of intellectual property matters. He currently specializes in strategic intellectual property portfolio development. Lalor graduated from the Marquette University Law School.

The Government Accountability Candidate Committee has selected three former Wisconsin judges for nomination to serve on the Government Accountability Board.

The committee selected the Hon. Charles Dykman of Madison, the Hon. Dennis Luebke of Appleton, and the Hon. Timothy Vocke of Rhinelander.

The governor will appoint one of the three judges to serve on the Government Accountability Board for a six-year term. The appointment must be confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the state Senate.

Dykman served on the District IV Wisconsin Court of Appeals from1978 to 2010, and was presiding judge twice during his term. He previously served on the Government Accountability Candidate Committee.

Luebke was a trial judge from 1984 to 2007 in Appleton, and served as an international judge for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo from 2007 to 2009.

Vocke is a former Vilas County Circuit Court judge, and previously served as District Attorney for Vilas County. He also has served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Code of Professional Responsibility Committee.

von Briesen & Roper SC announced that the firm’s Health Care Practice Group has added two attorneys: shareholder Mary Lee Ratzel and associate Meghan O’Connor.

Ratzel is a shareholder in the Health Care and Litigation & Risk Management Practice Groups. Ratzel has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of risk management and medical and dental malpractice defense. She received her J.D. from Marquette University in 1981.

O’Connor joins the Health Care Practice Group and focuses her practice on managed care and provider contracting, risk management and regulatory compliance for hospitals and healthcare systems. She earned a J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University in 2010.

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