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Quarles & Brady Chairman John W. Daniels Jr. Named to Board of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that John W. Daniels Jr., chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP, was named to the board of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity ("LCLD") during the organization's Annual Meeting in September. Daniels joins new board members Susan L. Blount, General Counsel of Prudential Financial, Inc.; Brett J. Hart, General Counsel of United Airlines, Inc.; and Eric J. Friedman, Executive Partner of Skadden Arps. Founding LCLD member Brad Smith, General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, will assume chairmanship of the board. J. Grey, Jr., Executive Director of LCLD, commented on the newly elected board members' steadfast commitment to the mission of LCLD, and to building diversity in the legal profession.

"I am honored to be a part of such an outstanding group of professionals who are committed to such an important cause," said Daniels. "I look forward to contributing to the work of the Leadership Council in its current and future efforts."

Chairman of Quarles & Brady since 2007, Daniels has led the firm through a fundamental transformation, shifting from the traditional operational model upon which most major law firms are built to a client-centric, business-minded organization. He has driven this fundamental cultural shift in the midst of the worst economy in decades, leading to significant growth while most of the legal industry has declined.

Daniels is well-recognized in the legal community as well as the business community. He was named by the National Law Journal as one of the nation's 50 most influential diverse attorneys in America, received the 2012 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Legal Profession and recently received the Excellence in Education Award from the Milwaukee Public School Board of School Directors, as well as, the "Friend of the University Award" from the Marquette University Alumni Association.

About the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Formed in May 2009, the LCLD is an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. Their vision is to significantly advance diversity and inclusion in their profession. Their mission is to continue the work of the "Call to Action" initiative by having their organizations hire, retain, promote and engage the best talent. A critical and necessary element of having the best talent is having diverse talent. They commit to work together to take action to drive material change in their institutions, with others in their circles of influence, and in the profession generally.

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, and on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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