Adrienne J. Olson, Partner


Adrienne Olson's practice focuses on assisting corporations with respect to lobbying, campaign finance, ethics, procurement, and anticorruption matters at the federal level and in all 50 states. She is presently a member of the firm's Government Affairs Compliance team in the Business Law Practice Group. Her experience includes the following:

  • Representing corporations with government affairs and political law compliance issues—as national and regional counsel—for matters including lobbying registration and reporting, political outreach planning, independent expenditures, procurement lobbying and "pay-to-play" compliance, choice of form (PACs, conduits, 501(c)(4)s, or section 527 entities), public records disclosure, statements of economic interest, government contract compliance, internal audits and assessments, and enforcement actions.
  • Performing comprehensive audits including: campaign finance audits for federal and state political action committees, overall corporate government affairs policy and practice assessments, and lobbying/ethics specific audits.
  • Assisting corporations in corporate compliance matters, as well as in commercial litigation (both federal and state venues) involving contracts, gaming, and class action matters.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)
  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2003)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2003

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Wisconsin State Bar Association (Member)
  • Association of Women in Law (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Bay View Neighborhood Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Pro Bono Honor Society (2013)
  • Project Chair Appointment: Legal and Medical Partnership with Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Appointed to Executive Board of Legal Action of Wisconsin