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Donald W. Layden, Jr. Received 2013 Alumnus of the Year Award from Marquette University

MILWAUKEE, WIS. (May 3, 2013) - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Donald W. Layden, Jr., a partner in the firm's Milwaukee office, received Marquette University's 2013 Alumnus of the Year Award.

The Alumnus of the Year Award was established in 1945 and remains the Marquette University Alumni Association's premier alumni honor. Criteria for selection include distinguished professional achievement, distinguished leadership, service to Marquette University, service to the community and loyalty to the ideals of Marquette University. Layden received his award during the Alumni National Awards Weekend, on April 25-27. For more information about the event, please click here.

"As a student at Marquette, I looked forward to the day I could return as a seasoned professional," said Layden. "To be singled out as Alumnus of the Year makes that experience even more satisfying than I imagined it would be."

A member of Quarles & Brady's Corporate Services Group, Layden focuses his practice on clients in the technology and business services areas. Having honed his business, legal and leadership skills as a corporate attorney and strategic advisor to global businesses such as Fiserv, Marshall & Illsley Corporation and Metavante before joining the law firm, Layden possesses experience with sophisticated transactions and related corporate governance issues from both the client and service provider's perspectives. In addition to his duties at Quarles, Layden serves as operating partner for Baird Venture Partners and Baird Capital Partners, where he advises the funds on investments in payments and transaction processing, business services and health care IT.

Layden's commitments further include board service at various technology-enabled service businesses, including Firstsource Solutions, Ltd, headquartered in Mumbai, India; Online Resources Corporation, headquartered in Chantilly, CA; TxVia, Inc.; Catholic Financial Life; FEI Behavioral Health; and Harqen. He is also a board observer with Zipmark.

Layden also remains active in the Milwaukee community as a board member at the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Three Harbors Council Boy Scouts, Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Ways to Work, Consuelo Foundation, Milwaukee Art Museum, Summerfest, Schools That Can Milwaukee and Marquette University Law School, among others. Annually, Layden travels to the Philippines as part of his service to the Consuelo Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, women and families in the Philippines and Hawai'i.

Layden earned both his law degree, with honors, and his undergraduate degree from Marquette University.

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