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2012 Corporate Counsel

Mar 30, 2012

Business background bolsters Redding’s role

Some days, Michael Redding’s work at ManpowerGroup Inc., Milwaukee, takes him back to his classes as an undergraduate majoring in business at Truman State University.

Mar 29, 2012

Fogarty juggles business, legal decisions at Menasha Corp.

Before Mark Fogarty went to law school, he worked in accounting and finance at Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah. Although he spent a few years in private practice after graduation from Georgetown Law, Fogarty soon found his way back into the business world, working as in-house counsel at Menasha Corp. from 1994-97, then senior and international counsel at Kimberly-Clark.

Mar 28, 2012

Taffora’s path takes her in and out of private sector

In the nearly 11 years since Kelli Taffora graduated law school, she has worked in private practice, for state government and in the private sector.

Mar 27, 2012

Industry veteran recounts hard lessons learned

Though he started out with seven years in private practice, Karl Dahlen has since spent the past 18 years making a name for himself as in-house counsel at companies such as A.O. Smith Corp., Milwaukee; Tower Automotive Inc., Racine; and, for the past 14 years, Land’s End Inc., Dodgeville.

Mar 26, 2012

Attorney finds his niche in public agencies

Daniel Graff was interested in working in the private sector after law school, but, as he said, it “didn’t take him up on the offer.” Instead, Graff found his way into the public side of law, working 17 years for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before joining the state Department of Transportation in July.

Mar 22, 2012

SEC ramps up corporate enforcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission is ready for battle.

Mar 20, 2012

LEGAL CENTS: How to minimize security threats from the inside

If you haven’t seen the 1999 cult classic “Office Space,” rent it. Mostly because it’s funny, but also, it demonstrates the biggest cybersecurity threat in your legal department: your people.


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