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Kim Johnson featured in article “Johnson Steps into Quarles Leadership with Ears Open”

Wisconsin Law Journal

Following is an excerpt:

Kimberly Leach Johnson never aspired to lead one of Wisconsin’s largest law firms, but it’s a role she willingly took on Oct. 1.

Johnson is the first woman to serve as chair of 120-year-old Quarles & Brady LLP.

“It wasn’t on my bucket list to be chair,” she said. “I ran for the elected executive committee a few years ago because I wanted to learn more about the underbelly of the firm and how it worked."

“I then volunteered for the finance committee and thought it would end there, but here I am.”

Originally published in Wisconsin Law Journal, November 8, 2013