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David Kern Elected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that David B. Kern, a partner in the firm's Milwaukee office, has been elected a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

"Dave has been an outstanding leader in the labor and employment law community for over 30 years," said D. Scott Watson, chairman of the firm's labor and employment practice group."This recognition by his peers is very well-deserved."

Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by ones colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. The eighteenth installation of Fellows will be held on November 9, 2013 in New Orleans, coincident with the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section's Continuing Legal Education Conference. With the current installation, the College is represented by almost twelve hundred members in forty-five states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight provinces from Canada.

Kern practices in the area of labor and employment law and chairs the section's National Labor Relations Act Team. His practice includes an emphasis on grievance arbitration, discrimination litigation, employer counseling and collective bargaining. He represents clients in state and federal courts and before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and other state and federal agencies. In 2012, Kern was recognized as Best Lawyers® 2012 Milwaukee Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" and in 2013 as Best Lawyers® 2013 Milwaukee Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year."

He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Marquette University.

About The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. It began as a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of the profession and its many audiences. The primary purpose of the College is the recognition of individuals, sharing knowledge and delivering value to the many different groups who can benefit from its value model.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.