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WHO’S DOING WHAT: Quarles names 2 new managing partners; WILL hires 4

By: Erika Strebel, [email protected]//February 5, 2019//

WHO’S DOING WHAT: Quarles names 2 new managing partners; WILL hires 4

By: Erika Strebel, [email protected]//February 5, 2019//

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Eric Andrews
Eric Andrews

MWH Law Group adds senior associate

MWH Law Group has added a new attorney to its Milwaukee office.

The firm recently announced that Eric Andrews joined the firm as a senior associate.

Andrews, who works in litigation defense, previously worked for McCoy Leavitt and Laskey.

Ogletree Deakins promotes Milwaukee attorney

Sarah Platt
Sarah Platt

Ogletree Deakins recently announced that the firm has elevated attorney Sarah Platt to shareholder.

Platt practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office and is one of 17 attorneys at Ogletree Deakins who were elected to shareholder in 2019.

Quarles names 2 new managing partners

Quarles & Brady recently announced that partners Kevin Long and Katya Zelenovskiy were chosen to be the new managing partners of the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Their terms started Jan. 15.

Long and Zelenovskiy succeed Katie Perhach, who was recently appointed by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to serve a 14-year term as a bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Zelenovskiy practices in the firm’s Business Law Practice Group assisting private-equity clients and middle market family-owned businesses with complex commercial transactions.

Zelenovskiy also uses her corporate law experience to serve as an advisor to owners and senior executives on a broad spectrum of business issues. Prior to entering the practice of law, Zelenovskiy spent over 10 years in finance.

Long is a litigator in the areas of real estate, construction and commercial litigation. He served as the national chair of Quarles’ commercial litigation group from 2008 through 2016 and is a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Godfrey attorney gets props from magazine

Godfrey & Kahn attorney Rufino Gaytán III was recently named a 2018 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine.

Gaytán is a labor and employment attorney who works in Godfrey’s Milwaukee office. His practice focuses on matters such as discrimination claims, wage and hour claims and unfair labor practice charges.

Jackson Lewis adds principal

Jackson Lewis recently added a principal to its employee benefits practice.

Michael Taibleson, who has more than 30 years of experience, joins the firm’s Milwaukee office from Husch Blackwell.

Milwaukee firm adds new civil litigation attorney

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown recently announced that it has hired attorney Jaclyn Kallie.

Kallie, a 2012 Marquette University Law School graduate, joined the firm after working in complex civil litigation and insurance defense.

Foley promotes Madison attorney

Foley & Lardner recently announced that intellectual property lawyer Tricia Schulz has been promoted to partner.

Schulz, who works in the firm’s Madison office, is one of 13 Foley attorneys across nation to make partner.

Public interest firm makes 4 hires, 2 promotions

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty recently announced new hires and promotions.

WILL has hired Jim Pugh as vice president of development and kept Platform Communications’ Brian Reisinger for media relations.

Pugh previously worked as Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s vice president and treasurer of the WMC Issues Mobilization Council. He was also WMC senior director of advocacy and member relations.

Pugh, a former newspaper reporter, also worked on Gov. Scott Walker’s transition team in 2010 and provided policy and communications help on the Act 10 collective bargaining reforms.

Reisinger is vice president of Platform Communications, a public affairs and public relations firm, and will be serving as a strategic advisor to WILL as part of its new relationship with Platform. Prior to Platform, Reisinger consulted on various corporate, political and issue advocacy efforts and headed communications for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s re-election.

He also headed communications for the re-election campaigns of Walker and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and worked in Congress.

WILL also recently hired Don Daugherty as senior counsel and Mary Sitt as senior advisor.

Daugherty was previously a partner at three of Wisconsin’s largest firms, bringing nearly 30 years of trial and appellate litigation experience to WILL.

Daugherty previously served on Walker’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2018 and is currently president of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Milwaukee Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society, and on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s Litigation Practice Group.

Sitt has been a leading fundraiser in state and national conservative circles for more than 25 years. She has served as a finance consultant for prominent politicians such as Speaker Paul Ryan, Walker, and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson.

WILL also recently announced two staff promotions.

Collin Roth is WILL’s new director of communications. He was previously WILL’s Director of Public Engagement and Research Fellow. Before WILL, he was a writer, researcher and managing editor for two digital conservative publications in Wisconsin.

Jessica Holmberg was promoted from intern to policy and communications associate.

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