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Timing is everything for Divgi

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Ruhee   Divgi – Quarles & Brady LLP (WLJ Photo by Kevin Harnack)

Associate Ruhee Divgi credits great timing as the reason why she began working with some of Quarles & Brady’s biggest clients shortly after she joined the firm.

“I walked in at the moment when they were throwing all hands on deck,” she said. “At that moment, it was decided to add an associate to the Miller Coors transaction.”

Since then, Divgi has taken on many large transactions for the firm. The learning curve is steep, but the Brookfield native and 2007 University of Wisconsin Law School grad said she enjoys the challenge.

“Understanding the particular industry concerns,” Divgi said, “then figuring out the best way to transition is the best part of the work for me.”

One of the best ways to understand the concerns, she said, is to be willing to ask any and all questions.

“I’ll also ask the questions other people won’t want to ask because it would make them sound dumb,” Divgi said. “I don’t mind that. In fact, right now, I’m currently teaching myself how to play the guitar using ‘Guitar for Dummies.”’

What traits do you most like in others?

Honesty and integrity

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Outside of work, I’m a pretty big procrastinator and I’d really like to be better about that. Also, I’m not always the most organized person, so that’s something I should probably work on as well. Wait, can I have two things?

What is the hardest part of your job?

The unpredictability. It can get hard not knowing exactly where your day is going to take you or what twists and turns are going to come up on any given transaction.

Where would you like to be in five years?

I haven’t given this much thought, to be honest. I’m much more of a day-to-day type girl than a big planner. I guess, in five years, I’d like to continue to be doing work that I enjoy and to continue to be surrounded by great friends and a wonderful family. Beyond that, I’m open to what the future may bring.

What is your most prized possession?

This one is hard. Although I may seem like a pack rat sometimes and I do like nice things, I’m not really that into possessions. If I’m being truly honest, and this is more than a little embarrassing, it would be the stuffed dog that I’ve had forever. From a young age, it’s been a security blanket for me, and I still have it to this day.

How would your mother describe you in one word?

If I’m being honest, I think her one word to describe me would be ‘responsible.’ That doesn’t make me sound very interesting, though, does it? I kind of wish it would be something more fun, but ‘responsible’ probably best describes how she sees me.


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