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Who’s Doing What: New hires at Quarles; new positions at Whyte Hirschboeck

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//November 8, 2012//

Who’s Doing What: New hires at Quarles; new positions at Whyte Hirschboeck

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//November 8, 2012//

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Lindsey Davis, James Goldschmidt and Leila Sahar joined Quarles & Brady LLP’s Milwaukee office.

Davis joined the firm as an associate in the labor and employment group. Before law school, Davis worked as an investigative intern at the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office and served as the executive director of Outreach for The 10,000 Hours Show, a community-based volunteer organization. She earned her law degree from William and Mary Law School.

Goldschmidt joined the firm as an associate in the commercial litigation group. Goldschmidt has worked in both the health care industry and higher education, with experience at ANEW Health Care Services in Wauwatosa and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Sahar also joined the firm as an associate in the commercial litigation group. Before law school, Sahar worked at the Democratic National Committee in its Voter Protection Department. She also volunteered at the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, assisting with consumer protection matters. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University.

Kathleen Gray of Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, was selected as a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.

The Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation is an honorary program, which recognizes lawyers, judges, or teachers of law in Wisconsin who are known for high achievements in their profession and outstanding contributions for the advancement and improvement of the administration of justice in the state of Wisconsin. Membership is by invitation only.

Gray is a member of Quarles & Brady’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. She focuses on estate planning for executives, professionals and business owners, and in probate and trust administration. She earned her law degree from Marquette University.

Gary Plotecher was named chairman of the intellectual property practice group at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee. Plotecher is a shareholder in the firm’s Milwaukee office. His practice includes all phases of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret acquisition, licensing and enforcement, both domestically and internationally. He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Also at Whyte Hirschboeck, Andrew Schlidt was named co-chairman of the firm’s corporate practice group. Schlidt is a shareholder in the firm’s Milwaukee office, where he leads the technology team. He joins Joseph Pickart as co-chairman of the corporate practice group. Schlidt is a corporate attorney with broad experience in commercial transactions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance matters. He earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Christopher Rogers of Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Milwaukee, was named to the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors. He was appointed to District 9 for a two-year term. Rogers practices in Habush’s Madison office.

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