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​Quarles & Brady LLP Attorneys and Staff Receive Executive Management Certificates

Innovative PD Program Offers Cutting Edge Client Focused Leadership

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that 36 of its partners and four senior staff completed an executive leadership program at Northwestern University and received certificates of completion on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Quarles collaborated with the Kellogg School of Management and the Northwestern Law School to develop a customized executive education curriculum designed around three key themes of leadership: The Art of Leadership; The Leader as Collaborator; and, The Client-Focused Leader. Quarles & Brady provides innovative professional development programming for attorneys and staff designed to make these increased proficiencies a “new normal” and a hallmark of its firm culture.

"Quarles & Brady is committed to providing professional development for our attorneys and staff that helps us deliver value to our clients at a differentiated level," said firm chair Kimberly Leach Johnson. "To continue to meet the demands of our clients in this highly competitive marketplace, we want to make sure that our attorneys and staff have the leadership skills necessary to work effectively as a team, lead a team through a case or a deal, develop ongoing client relationships, and interact well with clients and colleagues."

The four-day program, held at the Kellogg Executive Education Center in Evanston, Ill., leverages the university's experience with law firm clients, as well as its rich business management resources to help their faculty deliver programming that addresses all aspects of practicing law in today's legal environment. This was a high value opportunity that delivered in every aspect: empowering leadership, increasing client service, and connecting colleagues who are also collectively dedicated to the firm's future.

"Seriously, the best training program I've attended in my professional life, either as a lawyer or when I was a business person. Very credible faculty and practical advice. It was a real credit to our organization to have been apart of this program. I appreciate the investment the firm made in me on this," stated Milwaukee partner Andy Beilfuss.

The attorneys and senior staff who completed the Kellogg Leadership Program includes:

Partners and Staff

Participant Name

Office

Practice Group

1

Anderson, Marla

Chicago

Labor and Employment

2

Bashor, Nicole

Chicago

Intellectual Property

3

Beilfuss, Andy

Milwaukee

Commercial Litigation/Franchise Litigation

4

Beslow, Lauren

Chicago

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

5

Brown, Benjamin

Naples

Commercial Litigation

6

Bulloch, T. Robert

Naples

Estate, Trust & Wealth Preservation

7

Cellitti, David

Chicago

Business Law

8

Daugherty, Raye

Milwaukee

Intellectual Property

9

Diem, Anneke

Chicago

Business Law

10

Dollens, Lucy

Indianapolis

Commercial Litigation

11

Fahy, Christopher

Chicago

Intellectual Property

12

Gabriel, Isaac

Phoenix

Bankruptcy

13

Hannon, Edward

Chicago

Business Law

14

Johnson, Stan

Phoenix

Real Estate

15

Kearney, Bernard

Milwaukee

Real Estate

16

Krumenacher, Tom

Milwaukee

Intellectual Property

17

LaLonde, Marian

Tucson

Energy & Environmental

18

Ledbetter, Eric

Chicago

Labor & Employment (Immigration)

19

Marino, Anthony

Milwaukee

Business Law

20

Morrison, Ryan

Milwaukee

Business Law

21

Murphy, Patrick

Milwaukee

Commercial Litigation

22

Neathery, Derek

Chicago

Real Estate

23

Ogden, Brittany

Madison

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

24

Olson, Adie

Milwaukee

Business Law: Political Compliance

25

Raines, Lauren

Tampa

Commercial Litigation

26

Rathburn, Jennifer

Milwaukee

Health Care

27

Sidorin, Yakov

Tucson

Intellectual Property

28

Smith, Rowan

Phoenix

Intellectual Property

29

Stine, Lauren

Phoenix

Commercial Litigation

30

Tector, Leslie

Milwaukee

Health Law

31

Tragesser, Joel

Indianapolis

Intellectual Property

32

Ward, Everett

Chicago

Real Estate

33

Wilbert, Johanna

Milwaukee

Commercial Litigation/IP Litigation

34

Williams-Killackey, Judith

Milwaukee

Labor and Employment

35

Wilson, Joe

Milwaukee

Commercial Litigation

36

Yu, Cathleen

Phoenix

Business Law

37

Balistreri, Mary

Milwaukee

Business Development, Leadership Coach

38

Buholte, Eva

Chicago

Director, Practice Group Finance

39

Mazin, Karen

Milwaukee

Practice Group Operating Officer

40

Schoewe, Thomas

Milwaukee

Chief Financial Officer