Mallery & Zimmerman welcomes new shareholders
William Scott has joined Mallery & Zimmerman as a shareholder. Scott’s practice primarily focuses on environmental and natural resources law as applied to real estate development, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, permitting and enforcement defense.
The firm has also elected Adam Bardosy and Michael Marx as shareholders. Bardosy provides counsel to clients in real estate, finance and corporate transactions and litigation. Marx represents financial institutions, developers, franchisees and small businesses in various corporate and commercial real estate transactions.
Ogletree Deakins adds Campbell, Hobbs
Joseph Campbell has joined the Milwaukee office of Ogletree Deakins as an associate. In his practice, Campbell represents management in a full range of employment law matters.
The firm has also added attorney Eric Hobbs. Hobbs joins the Milwaukee office from Michael, Best & Friedrich, where he led that firm’s Workplace Safety Group. He has more than 30 years of labor and employment legal experience and focuses his practice on workplace safety and health, employment counseling and policy development, worker’s compensation, wage and hour matters, and employment discrimination litigation.
Quarles & Brady’s Vidal named as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
Quarles & Brady’s Milwaukee office partner Valerie Vidal has been chosen as a member of the 2016 class of Fellows, participating in a program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.
According to LCLD President Robert Grey Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.”
Vidal is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group and is part of the Financial Services Industry Team.
Wood joins Reinhart
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren has added attorney Samantha Wood to the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice. Wood has three years of experience representing clients in various labor and employment matters before state, federal and administrative forums.
Vercauteren named to 40 under 40 list
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek’s Jeffrey Vercauteren has been named to In Business magazine’s 2016 Class of 40 Under 40.
Vercauteren is an attorney in WHD’s Madison office, where he leads the Communications Law Team and is a member of the Commercial Real Estate, Energy and Mining, Real Estate and Eminent Domain Litigation, Sustainability and Renewable Energy, Technology Law, and Government Affairs teams.
Schelwat selected again as Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Hupy and Abraham attorney Timothy Schelwat has been selected to renew his membership as a National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyer. The Top Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the most exemplary trial lawyers who meet a strict number of qualifications, exhibit extraordinary trial results and display leadership. Selection into the organization requires a multiple-stage process and grants access to an elite group of litigators.
Schelwat also received a board certification as a civil trial advocate by The National Board of Trial Advocacy for 2016 and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Schelwat has been practicing with Hupy and Abraham for 14 years and is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, Illinois and Hawaii.
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing elects Newbold as shareholder
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing’s Joe Newbold was recently elected a shareholder of the firm. Newbold has been with the firm since 2011 and is a member of the Litigation Practice Group.
Whiting joins AGC as general counsel
Pat Whiting took over as the AGC’s general counsel on May 2. He is a 2001 graduate of UW-Madison and earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2006.
From 2007 to 2013, he served as an assistant attorney general with the Minnesota Attorney General Office, where he represented the Minnesota Department of Transportation in eminent domain cases for the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project and the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge replacement in St. Paul. He also represented MnDOT in contractual matters with contractors.
Since 2013, he has worked for the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, where he represented the joint initiative of 11 transmission-owning utilities in eminent domain proceedings for the CapX2020 project, which is upgrading and expanding the electric transmission grid in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Whiting is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. He is from Waunakee, where his parents still live, and his wife is from Rhinelander.