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​President Barack Obama Nominates Madison Partner Donald Schott for U.S. Court of Appeals

MADISON, Wis. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Donald K. Schott, a partner in the firm's Madison office, has been nominated by President Barack Obama for a federal judgeship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Schott would fill the vacant Wisconsin seat housed in Chicago, where the court of appeals meets.

"We are thrilled for Don and his nomination," said Ave M. Bie, Madison office managing partner. "He would make an excellent addition to the Seventh Circuit."

Schott's was one of several names sent to President Obama by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Schott is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He is a deeply trusted advisor to some of Wisconsin’s largest companies. In negotiations or in court, he wins over judges, juries, and mediators by taking the complexity out of issues and making the decision-making process obvious.

He received his law degree from Harvard Law School and his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Schott has received much recognition over his career. Recently he was named a 2015 Wisconsin Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, and was recognized as Best Lawyers® 2015 Madison Litigation – Bet-the-Company "Lawyer of the Year."

"Don is truly an outstanding attorney," said Firm Chair Kimberly Leach Johnson. "We couldn't be more proud of this accomplishment for him and his legal career."