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Quarles & Brady Chairman to Receive 2013 “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award


MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that its chairman John W. Daniels Jr. will receive the 2013 "Entrepreneur of the Year Award" from the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). The award will be presented at the 35th Annual Conference & Exposition on Wednesday, September 11 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The conference is slated to attract more than 8,000 participants and 450 corporate executives.

The "Entrepreneur of the Year" award honors business leaders who own and lead businesses that service and supports the enrichment of the African-American community on a local, regional or national level; demonstrate visionary leadership within their organization or the broader community; hold a high standard of personal and organizational ethics; demonstrate creativity and innovation by successfully identifying and addressing core business issues; and create innovative solutions in their field.

Past award recipients include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, president, of Magic Johnson Enterprises; Daymond John, president and CEO of FUBU, also known for his appearance on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank; and, Earl Graves, Sr. CEO of Earl G. Graves Ltd., and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine.

"I am honored to be recognized by the National Black MBA Association," said Daniels, a Harvard Law graduate and trusted business advisor to large corporate entities. "It is truly satisfying to be counted among such brilliant and accomplished people, who have set such high standards within the business community."

About the National Black MBA Association
Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. In partnership with over 400 of the country's top business organizations, the association has inroads into a wide range of industries as well as the public and private sectors.

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 Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. To view the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility Report, please click here.

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