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Who’s doing what: Chicago law firm opens Milwaukee office

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//January 23, 2012//

Who’s doing what: Chicago law firm opens Milwaukee office

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//January 23, 2012//

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On  the  rise

The Chicago law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP opened a Milwaukee office with the addition of partner Charles Pautsch and associates Lisa Baiocchi and Jesse Dill to its labor and employment practice group. All three attorneys join Arnstein & Lehr from Jackson Lewis LLP, Brookfield.

Pautsch has concentrated his practice in labor and employment law for more than 34 years. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Baiocchi concentrates her practice on labor and employment litigation in both state and federal court as well as representing her clients in matters before administrative agencies. She earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Dill represents management in a variety of labor and employment law matters before state and federal courts. He earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Arnstein & Lehr’s Milwaukee office is in the Renaissance on Water building at 309 N. Water St., Suite 210.

• Anthony Menting was named senior partner at Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison. Menting earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School and has been practicing family and divorce law for 18 years.

• Daniel Radler was named chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP’s national intellectual property practice. Radler, a partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office, focuses his practice on all aspects of patent procurement and licensing in a variety of disciplines, including material handling equipment, heavy machinery, manufacturing and molding processes, fluid dynamics, printing technology, hydraulics, and general mechanical and electro-mechanical devices. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Marquette University Law School.

von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee, announced the promotion of attorneys Kraig Byron, Steven Carlson, Kyle Gulya and Gottlieb Marmet to shareholders of the firm.

Byron is a member of the litigation and risk management practice group and practices in the firm’s Madison office. He focuses on complex business litigation, labor and employment litigation, outdoor advertising law, family law issues and general civil litigation. He earned his law degree, with honors, in 1992 at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

Carlson is a member of the litigation and risk management practice group and works at the firm’s Milwaukee office. He focuses on toxic tort, product liability, medical malpractice and commercial disputes and has extensive experience in state and federal courts locally and nationally. He earned his law degree in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Gulya is a member of the labor and employment law and school law sections and practices in the firm’s Madison office.

He assists both public and private sector clients with employment- and labor-related issues including regulatory compliance, anti-discrimination practices, contractual and workplace policy matters, and personnel management. He earned his law degree, cum laude, in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Marmet is a member of the litigation and risk management practice group and practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

He is a registered patent attorney and focuses his practice on intellectual property law, patent prosecution, litigation, product liability and toxic tort matters. Marmet is a former assistant district attorney and has tried both bench and jury trials. He earned his law degree in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

You’r e hired

Kenneth Davis joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, Milwaukee. Davis was the recent and longtime dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School and the inaugural holder of the Frederick W. and Vi Miller Endowed Deanship.

Davis joins Reinhart on an “Of Counsel” basis and will help to build Reinhart’s Corporate Governance and Investor Relations Services Group. Davis is the Dean Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he continues to teach. He served as dean of the law school from 1997 to June 2011.

• Thomas Drought joined Davis & Kuelthau SC as an of-counsel attorney in its Milwaukee office. He will be a part of the trusts, estates and succession planning practice group.

Drought has more than 50 years of experience with different types of trusts and probate administration proceedings.

He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

• Peter Garson joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens SC’s Madison office in the firm’s business and trust and estate planning practice groups.

With nearly 25 years of experience, Garson concentrates his practice in a wide variety of areas including business start-ups, merger and acquisition for both the acquiring and selling company and reorganization transactions. He received his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

• Victoria Karcher joined Gingras Cates & Luebke SC, Madison. Her practice focuses on personal injury, professional malpractice, employment law, civil rights and class actions involving wage and hour violations. Karcher earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2011.

• Amy Lindner joined The Schroeder Group SC, Attorneys at Law, Waukesha. She has almost a decade of large firm litigation experience. Lindner has worked on complex civil litigation matters including contract disputes, disputes over intellectual property including patents, copyrights and trademarks, unfair competition claims, trade secret disputes, pension and financial matters, and construction cases. She earned her law degree in 2003 from the University of Notre Dame.

• State Rep. Jon Richards joined the Walny Legal Group LLC, Fox Point. Richards, a business and estate planning attorney, brings nearly two decades of experience working with Wisconsin businesses and families to the firm. He serves as the state representative from the 19th Assembly District.

Richards most recently worked as a sole-practitioner. Before that, he worked at Milwaukee firms including the Law Offices of Emmanuel Mamalakis SC, Jeffrey S. Hynes & Associates SC and Adelman, Adelman & Murray SC. He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1994.

Awards and honors

Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, announced its 2011 Fellowship in Law recipients: Jason Sanders at the University of Wisconsin and Christopher Flowers at Marquette University.

The program provides a full, three-year scholarship to both students. In addition to tuition, recipients are offered mentoring from Godfrey & Kahn attorneys, as well as a position as a summer associate at the firm. The selection of fellowship recipients is mutually determined by Godfrey & Kahn and the participating universities.

Sanders is the eighth recipient of the Fellowship in Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere with a bachelor’s degree in humanities. He will receive his master’s in interdisciplinary studies this summer from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, N.M.

Flowers is the sixth recipient of the Fellowship in Law at Marquette University Law School. He graduated from State University of New York at Albany with a bachelor’s degree in communication and rhetoric and a master’s degree in political communications.

• von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee, was awarded the 2011 International Legal Technology Association’s Emerging Technology Champion Award. The award was presented to William Caraher, chief information officer, at the annual ILTA conference in Nashville. The award recognized the firm’s use of emerging technology in redesigning its intranet.

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