Bryan Schultz, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP’s Milwaukee office, was named co-chairman of Foley’s Food Industry Team. Schultz and his co-chair, Michael Flanagan, will lead a team that provides legal and lobbying services for companies that produce, distribute or sell food, and the businesses that deal with them.
The firm also announced Miami partner Francisco Cerezo and Milwaukee partner Kevin Makowski have been named co-chairmen of Foley’s International Practice. Along with Milwaukee partner Timothy Sheehan, Cerezo and Makowski will oversee individual teams in matters including commercial transactions, customs and import regulations, immigration, international dispute resolution, and international tax and estate planning.
• Corina Gencuski joined Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee, as a paralegal. Gencuski brings a background of criminology, law studies and paralegal studies. She has extensive experience with product liability and criminal defense cases.
• Frederick Nepple, of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, was appointed to serve as a public director of the Wisconsin United for Health Foundation. WUHF was created to distribute more than $600 million from the conversion of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin to a stock, for-profit corporation.
Nepple is a member of the Transactional Practice Group at Michael Best, focusing his practice on insurance and regulatory law.
• Steve Krueger joined Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry SC, Green Bay. Krueger advises business clients and financial institutions on real estate, bankruptcy, general business, and mergers and acquisitions. He earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.
• Former Circuit Judge Nelson Phillips III joined Davis & Kuelthau SC, Milwaukee, as part of the litigation group.
Phillips was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to serve as a Milwaukee County Circuit judge for Branch 17 in October 2011. Phillips presided over criminal misdemeanor cases.
He also was an assistant U.S. district attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and a Milwaukee County district attorney before taking the bench. Phillips earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.