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Quarles & Brady Appoints Ed Salanga and Josh Maggard to Lead Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that partner Edward A. Salanga has been named national chair of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, and partner Joshua D. Maggard will assume the newly established role of vice-chair of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, effective immediately.

Salanga succeeds Kevin M. Long, who has been the national chair of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group for the past 10 years. Long will continue to serve on the Executive Committee (EC), as well as focus on his litigation practice in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

“Ed and I have worked together for many years and I am confident that he and Josh, who have more than 30 years of combined experience at the firm, will be outstanding leaders for the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution group,” said Long. “Ed is a well-respected member of the community with stellar litigation capabilities and a thoughtful approach to the firm and client matters and I look forward to seeing him advance the ongoing success of the group.”

Having been with the firm for 17 years, Salanga previously served as the chair of the Commercial Litigation Group in the Phoenix office and co-chair of the Real Estate and Construction Litigation Committee. He focuses his practice on construction and commercial litigation disputes. Following Salanga’s transition, John M. O'Neal will serve as chair of the Commercial Litigation Group in Phoenix.

“I am grateful for Kevin’s years of dedicated leadership,” said Salanga. “Together, with the support of Josh, I look forward to continuing the success of the group.”

As partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office, Maggard focuses his commercial litigation practice on class action defense and professional liability defense. He has also served on several technology-focused groups and firm committees.

“I am thrilled to assume this new position and to help shape the future of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution group,” said Maggard. “I look forward to collaborating with Ed to continue to develop and strengthen the relationships with litigators across the firm.”

Salanga has received several recognitions for his work including being named by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2013-2016 and receiving Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating. He was a member of the Graduate of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program, and named Top Pro Bono Attorney by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education in 2005.

Maggard is active in the firm’s pro bono group, representing clients on appellate issues before the Seventh Circuit. He is also the membership co-chair of the ABA’s Professional Liability Litigation Committee, and a member of Advocate Designation for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Salanga received his B.S. from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Maggard received his B.A. from Taylor University and his J.D., cum laude, from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.

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