Quarles & Brady Announces Managing Partner Transition

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MILWAUKEE (Sept. 25, 2018)— The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Michael Aldana has been appointed as the firm’s managing partner, effective October 1, 2018. Daniel Radler, who currently serves in that position, is retiring from Quarles & Brady.

Aldana will be the third managing partner in the firm’s history and his new responsibilities will include operational leadership for the eleven-office, AmLaw 200 firm including strategic growth initiatives following the firm's recent opening of a Minneapolis office. He has been with Quarles & Brady for over 20 years and is a partner in its Labor & Employment Group representing a broad range of employers in all facets of labor and employment law.

“Mike’s commitment, expertise and ongoing success at Quarles & Brady are a few of the many reasons he is very well qualified to be our managing partner. I am thrilled to be working with him as we continue our national growth,” said Kimberly Leach Johnson, firm chair of Quarles & Brady. “We thank Dan for the years he served as managing partner and as our partner and look forward to Mike’s success in this new role.”

Aldana has been on the firm's Executive Committee since 2016, serving as Section Chair and also as the firm's employment counsel. Aldana previously chaired Quarles & Brady's Legal Personnel and Recruiting Committees, and served on the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He has been recognized in numerous publications, including Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, and was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. 

Aldana is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce; Seeds of Health, a Milwaukee charter school network; and, Children's Outing Association. 

Aldana received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also received certificates from Harvard Law School's Executive Education program (Law Firm Leadership, 2016) and the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business (Executive Management, 2013).

“I’m honored to be selected to serve as managing partner. I look forward to helping continue the firm’s growth, keeping clients at the forefront of our business, and working with our partners, attorneys and staff to maintain the inclusive, people-first culture that has always been a core value of Quarles & Brady,” said Aldana.


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