Quarles & Brady LLP announced Andrew Beilfuss, Thomas Krumenacher and Kerry Moskol were elected to partnership and Matthew Vanderpool joined the firm’s Milwaukee office as an associate.
Beilfuss is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Corporate Services Practice Groups in the Milwaukee office. He focuses primarily on litigation, often in the franchise and product marketing and distribution contexts. He earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.
Krumenacher is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group in the Milwaukee office. He focuses on U.S. and foreign patents and trademarks. Krumenacher earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.
Moskol is a member of the firm’s Health Law Group in the Madison office. Her experience includes assisting with regulatory compliance, health care professional reviews and licensing, and patient care issues. She earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Vanderpool has experience providing transactional and regulatory advice, and drafting health care transactions for large hospital systems. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University.
• David Askew was named chief executive officer and general counsel at The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms. Prior to joining NAMWOLF, Askew served as director of the pro bono program at the international law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. Askew earned his law degree from the University of Iowa Law School. He will split his time between NAMWOLF’s Milwaukee headquarters and Chicago.
• Benjamin Evans and Patricia Jenness joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, as associates.
Evans joined the Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, including preparing and filing utility and design applications, responding to U.S. and foreign office actions, conducting due diligence analysis, conducting infringement analysis, responding to ex parte reexamination actions and reviewing patentability searches. He earned his law degree in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Jenness joined the Litigation Practice Group. She previously worked as a law clerk for Judge William Callahan Jr. from 2010 to 2012. She earned her law degree in 2010 from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
• Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee, sponsored the Wisconsin ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS. The event took place Oct. 14 at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee. The firm’s team walked in memory Jeff Kaufman, a former partner at the firm, who died as a result of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in March 2010.
• Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, was named a 2012 Gold Standard Firm by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. WILEF certification emphasizes leadership roles achieved by equity women partners. Law firms with 100 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are eligible for the 2012 WILEF Gold Standard Certification.
• Nelson Irvings & Waeffler SC changed its name to Nelson Irvings & Wessels SC. The firm concentrates on estate planning, elder law and special needs planning. The firm’s offices are at 2675 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 420, in Wauwatosa.
• Rep. Mary Williams, R-Medford, was honored with a Scales of Justice Award from the State Bar of Wisconsin. She was recognized for her outstanding efforts toward increasing citizens’ access to justice and improving the administration of Wisconsin’s judicial system. The bar specifically lauded Williams for her role in blocking the passage of Assembly Bill 54, which would have placed unreasonable burdens on parties seeking a judicial determination on the physical placement and custody of children.