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Kevin Slaughter Receives “Men of Excellence” Award from Chicago Defender

CHICAGO, ILL. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP is proud to announce that Kevin Slaughter, a partner in the firm's Chicago office, received the "Men of Excellence" award from the Chicago Defender.

"Kevin is the definition of a "Man of Excellence" both at work and in the Chicago community," said John W. Daniels Jr., chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP. "Chicago Defender has included a very deserving person for the "Men of Excellence" award and the firm could not be happier for him."

"I am thrilled to receive this distinguished award," said Slaughter. "It is an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious group of individuals who all pursue similar goals for the Chicago community."

The "Men of Excellence" award is an annual award presented to 50 African American men in the Chicago community who represent excellence and have served the community through their careers, volunteerism and philanthropic efforts. All 50 recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony on January 25 in Chicago.

Slaughter is a member of the firm's Corporate Services Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public finance and technology/e-commerce. He represents buyers and sellers of public and private companies and counsels boards of directors and financial advisors on acquisitions, take-over defense, and corporate governance matters. In the area of public finance, Slaughter represents state and local issuers, including state agencies, cities, counties, school districts and other government issuers, and underwriters in a variety of municipal finance transactions. He is involved in several organizations including serving on the board of Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago and the Urban Students Empowered Foundation - US Empowered, and is a member of Chicago United and the Executives Club of Chicago. He earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Hampton University.

About Chicago Defender
Since 1905, the Chicago Defender has been the leading advocate on behalf of issues pertinent to the African American community. The newspaper covers local and national news as well as religion, politics, business, health, entertainment, sports and food of interest to the African American community residing in the Chicago metropolitan area.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
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