Quarles & Brady’s mentoring program honored
Quarles & Brady’s Milwaukee office has been selected as the corporate honoree of the TEMPO Milwaukee Mentor Awards. The firm received the award during the professional women’s organization’s 26th Annual Mentor Awards Luncheon on Feb. 18.
TEMPO recognized the firm for its formal mentoring program, which includes early mentoring for prospective associates during their final year of law school; individual mentoring for all new associates; training for program mentors; and coordination with other firm mentoring efforts, including the firm’s Women in Leadership Initiative. Quarles & Brady also encourages informal mentoring.
Reinhart adds to Litigation Practice
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren recently welcomed two new attorneys to the firm’s Litigation Practice. Malinda Eskra is based in the Milwaukee office and Shawn Lovell works in the firm’s Madison office.
Eskra’s background includes eight years working with the judiciary, in both the state appellate court and federal district court.
Lovell’s experience includes serving as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 4-1/2 years, both as a criminal defense counsel and legal assistance attorney.
WHD adds Romashko to practice group; Corning named to Fellows
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek has announced the addition of Robert Romashko to its Corporate and Finance Practice Group.
Romashko is an attorney in WHD’s Chicago office, where he is a member of the State and Local Taxation Team.
WHD’s Jordan Corning has been named to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
Corning is an attorney in the Madison office, where he is a member of the Business and Commercial Litigation, Trade Regulation and Antitrust and Intellectual Property Litigation teams.
Foley’s Benfield named an all-star
Foley and Lardner Managing Partner Linda Benfield has been named a 2016 BTI Client Service All-Star by the BTI Consulting Group. Benfield specializes in environmental law.
Stafford Rosenbaum adds to board of directors
Stafford Rosenbaum recently announced that Johanna Allex has been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors, and Laura Skilton Verhoff has been re-elected to the board.
Allex is a partner in the firm’s Madison office, where her practice covers all aspects of estate planning and estate administration, marital property law, business succession planning, and tax-exempt organization planning and operations.
Skilton Verhoff’s practice includes creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, foreclosure and collection, estate and trust planning and administration, including probate and litigation.
Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry names 3 new partners
The Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry has named Kurt Goehre, James Ledvina and Steve Krueger as partners.
Goehre practices employment law and general litigation and advises clients on both business and personal matters. Ledvina, a CPA, counsels clients on a range of business and estate planning issues, including mergers and acquisitions, business succession, trust administration, and estate planning. Krueger devotes the majority of his practice to representing the needs of businesses and financial institutions while concentrating on general business matters, real estate law, contract negotiation/disputes, and landlord/tenant law.
Ogletree Deakins joins LGBT Chamber
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has joined the LGBT Chamber as its newest Gold Founding Member.
“Ogletree Deakins is proud to join the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” Timothy Costello, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Milwaukee office, said in a news release. “Our law firm has a long tradition of diversity among its lawyers and staff, and we are committed to building a more diverse business community across Wisconsin. We look forward to working in partnership with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.”
Rosen, Griesheimer join Murphy Desmond
Bruce Rosen and Thomas Griesheimer have joined the law firm of Murphy Desmond in the Madison office.
Rosen, formerly of Rosen Law Offices, brings 45 years of experience in criminal defense and professional license defense. He spent 19 years with the Office of Lawyer Regulation, and represents individuals and companies subject to federal or state criminal investigations.
Griesheimer focuses his practice on general and commercial litigation, business law and start-ups. He recently spearheaded efforts to pass the Alpine Sports Statute in Wisconsin for downhill ski businesses.