Nancy K. Peterson, Partner

Spheres of Responsibility

While Nancy has been handling environmental matters — litigation and transactional — for nearly 30 years, she has taken on several important leadership duties inside the firm as well. She is an elected member of the firm’s 10-person governing Executive Committee, and in that role she has taken on several key responsibilities:

Legal Personnel Committee Chair
Nancy oversees all personnel functions related to non-partner attorneys across Quarles & Brady's national footprint — this includes the hiring, promotion, compensation and administrative oversight of associates, staff attorneys, senior counsel and paralegals.

Professional Development Partner
In concert with the Chief Human Resources Officer and the Chief Business Development Office, Nancy works with all attorneys — partners and associates alike — to continuously improve their professional skills and help refine their career growth. Nancy brings the firm’s many internal and external education programs together.

Diversity Committee
Before she joined the Executive Committee, Nancy established her leadership credentials as the inaugural chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion continues as she assumes responsibility for the firm's strategic diversity initiatives.