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Who’s Doing What: Attorneys join firms; DOJ’s Karofsky earns award


Who’s Doing What: Attorneys join firms; DOJ’s Karofsky earns award


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Stedman joins Quarles & Brady

Emily Stedman has joined Quarles & Brady’s Milwaukee office in its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Stedman represents and counsels clients in general commercial matters. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial clerk for Judge Pamela Pepper in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Fox, O’Neill & Shannon adds Larsen 

Bailey Larsen
Bailey Larsen

Bailey Larsen has joined the firm of Fox, O’Neill & Shannon in Milwaukee as an associate.

Larsen, a Marquette University Law School graduate, is providing legal services within the firm’s taxation, estate planning and corporate practice groups.

Friedman reappointed to Mequon Ethics Board

Quarles & Brady Milwaukee partner Jim Friedman has been reappointed to the City of Mequon Ethics Board.

Friedman is currently the chair, presiding over the eight districts. He has also served the city of Mequon as an alderman and Common Council president.

Friedman is a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice Group.

Ogletree Deakins named an ACC Value Champion

The Association of Corporate Counsel has named Ogletree Deakins as a 2016 ACC Value Champion for the firm’s value-based fee arrangement with hhgregg. The arrangement helped hhgregg’s process for labor and employment claims by consolidating outside counsel and selecting Ogletree Deakins as its partner firm.

The complete list of the Value Champions can be found online at

Fine joins Murphy Desmond

Roy Fine
Roy Fine

Business and estate planning attorney Roy Fine has joined the law firm of Murphy Desmond and will be serving clients in the firm’s Appleton and Madison offices.

Fine has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in business transactions, real estate matters, finance, estate planning, probate, and intellectual property.

Foley’s Rothman, Wilson earn Marquette awards

Foley & Lardner chairman and CEO Jay Rothman and partner John Wilson have been honored for their personal achievements and support of their alma mater, Marquette University, at the university’s 2016 Alumni National Awards. Rothman and Wilson were among 50 alumni and friends who were honored for their personal achievements and support of the university.

Rothman received the Professional Achievement Award from the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Wilson received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Les Aspin Center for Government.

Lach returns to Foley’s Public Finance Group

Dana Lach
Dana Lach

Foley & Lardner’s Dana Lach has returned to the firm’s Health Care Finance, Public Finance, and Finance and Financial Institutions practices in the Milwaukee office.

Lach has experience counseling health care and other nonprofit organizations, including colleges and universities, in tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions, commercial loans, non-traditional financing products such as commercial paper programs and securitizations, and derivative transactions.

Reinhart makes innovation list

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren has been recognized as a leader in innovation in The BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms 2016.

BTI’s research is based solely on in-depth interviews with 639 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. In the report, counsel surveyed see Reinhart as “… standing out for its innovation.” Additionally, Reinhart earned a place on BTI’s Honor Roll of Innovative Movers & Shakers.

Lindner & Marsack adds Piefer

Sally Piefer
Sally Piefer

Lindner & Marsack’s Sally Piefer has joined the firm’s growing team of labor and employment attorneys. Piefer specializes broadly in all aspects of employment law.

Before joining Lindner & Marsack, Piefer served as a shareholder with The Schroeder Group from 1998 until spring of this year.

Ways joins SmithAmundsen

Nicole Ways
Nicole Ways

Nicole Ways has joined SmithAmundsen’s Professional Liability Practice Group in Milwaukee, where she focuses her practice in the retail and construction industries.

Ways graduated in the top 25 percent of her class at Marquette University Law School.

WHD’s Carter earns YWCA leadership award

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek’s Gina Carter has received YWCA Madison’s 2016 Women of Distinction Leadership Award. Carter was honored at a luncheon at the Madison Marriott West on May 26.

Carter is a shareholder in the Madison office, where she leads the Credit Union Law Team and is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Counseling and Protection, Technology Law, Emerging Companies and Trade Regulation and Antitrust teams.

DOJ’s Karofsky receives award

A sexual assault victim advocacy group has named a state Department of Justice official the recipient of an award.

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault presented Jill Karofsky, executive director of the DOJ’s Office of Crime victim services, with its Voices of Courage Award.

The award was presented to Karofsky at the group’s Voices of Courage lunch and recognizes individuals who show commitment to ending sexual violence.

Karofsky started her legal career as an assistant district attorney in the Dane County District Attorney’s office, became deputy district attorney and joined the DOJ in 2010. She started her current position in 2011 after working as the state’s first violence against women resource prosecutor.

She earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and also has a masters in public affairs from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Reib elected to State Bar’s Labor and Employment Section

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong and Laing’s Erica Reib has been elected to the Board of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar.

Reib is a member of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group.


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