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Who’s Doing What: Clifford named NBTA president; Renouard named Centro Legal’s executive director


Who’s Doing What: Clifford named NBTA president; Renouard named Centro Legal’s executive director


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Foley awarded as bicycle-friendly business

Foley & Lardner recently announced that it has been recognized with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business award by the League of American Bicyclists, joining nearly 1,200 visionary businesses from across the country.

With the recent announcement of 72 new and renewing BFBs, Foley joins a group of 1,232 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.

Foley will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the league to become more bicycle-friendly.

Ruder Ware earns Meritas recertification

Ruder Ware was recently awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms. Ruder Ware is required to complete recertification every three years.

Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring and enhancing the quality of its member firms — a process that saves clients time in validating law firm credentials and experience. The recertification process includes exacting self-assessment, peer review by other law firms and client feedback. It examines such factors as timeliness and quality of a firm’s client service, professional conduct and adherence to Meritas policies, including acknowledgement of Meritas firm or client correspondence within 24 hours.

Rundell joins Mallery & Zimmerman

Christopher Rundell

Christopher Rundell has joined Mallery & Zimmerman as an associate.

Rundell will be a part of the firm’s Employment Law Team, concentrating his practice on various labor issues and related litigation.  He can be contacted at 414-727-6269 or [email protected].

Clifford named NBTA president

Keith Clifford
Keith Clifford

Clifford & Raihala senior partner Keith Clifford has been named president-elect of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The NBTA is the accredited, non-profit organization that provides national board certification to attorneys specializing in civil trial law, criminal trial law, family law, social security disability law and civil pretrial law.

Clifford is the first Wisconsin attorney to be named president-elect of the NBTA, which was established in 1977.

Harmon achieves ADR Attorneys certification

Darin Harmon, a shareholder at Kintzinger, Harmon, Konrardy in Dubuque, Iowa, has achieved board certification in mediation from the American Academy of ADR Attorneys. Harmon is licensed in both Iowa and Wisconsin and mediates primarily civil matters, including personal injury, insurance defense, construction cases and employment law.

Herman earns family law recertification

Gregg Herman, of Loeb & Herman, has achieved recertification as a family trial advocate for the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Herman has been a NBTA member for 20 years.

Herman is a past-chair of the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association Family Law Section, as well as a past-president of the Milwaukee Bar Association. He is co-editor of “System Book of Family Law” published by the State Bar of Wisconsin and the author of “Settlement Techniques in Family Law.”

For more information on Herman, visit www. and

Renouard named Centro Legal’s executive director

Nicole Renouard
Nicole Renouard

Nicole Renouard has joined Centro Legal as its new executive director. Renouard succeeds Heather Ramirez and will be responsible for the leadership and operation of Centro Legal throughout the Milwaukee area.

Renouard worked as an attorney with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, which recently combined with Husch Blackwell, for 16 years.


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