Vol. 79, No. 9 September
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Jennifer L. Anderson, U.W. 1999, has joined Heuer
Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses exclusively on creditors'
rights and collections. She previously was with Kershek Law Offices.
Philip Ankel, U.W. 1994, has become export control
attaché for the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and
Security, Hong Kong. He previously was a senior attorney in the Bureau's
Office of Chief Counsel.
Dana R. (Zickerman) Bartocci, U.W. 2001 cum laude,
has joined Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand LLP, Minneapolis, as
professional development coordinator.
Swapna Deshpande, U.W. 2006, has joined Murphy
Desmond S.C., Madison, as an associate and focuses on bankruptcy,
business law, and civil litigation.
Thomas M. Domer, U.W. 1983, has been promoted to
adjunct professor at Marquette Law School, where he teaches the worker's
compensation course. His practice with Domer Law, Milwaukee, is limited
to representing injured workers in worker's compensation matters.
Christine C. Duval-Senty, Hamline 1997, has been
promoted to senior director of legal services and administration at Dean
Health Plan Inc., Madison. She previously was director of legal
Matthew S. Geimer, U.W. 2005 cum laude, has joined
Geimer Law Offices S.C., Green Bay, and focuses on elder law, estate
planning, and probate.
Arthur Gollwitzer III, U.W. 1994 cum laude, has
joined the Chicago office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as a
partner in the intellectual property litigation practice group. He
previously was an assistant United States attorney in the Southern
District of New York.
David B. Carr, Marquette 2006, and Edward B.
Witte, Vermont 1989 cum laude, have joined the Milwaukee office
of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP. Carr is an associate and focuses on
litigation. Witte is a partner in the environmental law group and
previously was with Foley & Lardner LLP. Jesús J.
Villa, Duke 1998, has been promoted to partner and focuses on
Kristin Cafferty, Marquette 1994,
Christopher Duesing, Drake 1995, and Brenda
Tremble, Marquette 1994, have been elected shareholders in
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Cafferty is with the Racine office,
Duesing is with the Lake Geneva office, and Tremble is with the Wausau,
Rhinelander, and Stevens Point offices. Eric J. Ryberg,
U.W. 2006 cum laude, has joined the Madison office as an associate.
Wendy A. Hocking, U.W. 1989, has been appointed
secretary of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, Washington,
D.C., and is the first woman to hold this position. She previously was
chief counsel for ethics and federal requirements.
Patricia J. Kaeding, Chicago 1992, has joined GE
Healthcare, Waukesha, as senior regulatory counsel for global
operations. She previously was with the U.S. Food & Drug
Administration and Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Connie Korth, Marquette 2002, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP as an associate and
focuses on labor and employment counseling and litigation.
Christopher R. LaBrie, Pettit 2003, has joined
Consigny, Andrews, Hemming & Grant S.C., Janesville, as an
Thomas Lange, Marquette 2005, has joined Kirchner
& Buchko S.C., Sheboygan, as an associate.
Five attorneys have joined Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols
S.C., Milwaukee, as associates. Sean M. Finnigan,
Marquette 2006 cum laude, Roy F. Gilbert, Marquette
2006 cum laude, and Alexander W. Hansch, Marquette 2006
summa cum laude, concentrate in business and tax law. Maria L.
Kreiter, Marquette 2004 cum laude, concentrates in litigation
and business law. She previously was a clerk for Magistrate Judge Aaron
E. Goodstein. Brian C. Tokarz, Marquette 2006 cum
laude, focuses on civil and business litigation.
Autumn Nero, U.W. 2006, has joined the Madison
office of Heller Ehrman LLP as an associate.
Sven Skillrud, Marquette 2005 cum laude, has joined
Hewitt Associates, Lincolnshire, Ill., as a legal consultant and focuses
on executive compensation issues. He previously was with Deloitte Tax
Rolv Slungaard, U.W. 1982, has joined the New
Richmond office of Bakke Norman S.C. and will continue to focus on
plaintiffs' personal injury matters and business and employment
litigation. He previously was a partner with Doar, Drill & Skow,
John S. Swimmer, U.W. 1998, has joined the Indian
nations law practice group in the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn
S.C. He previously was solicitor general for the Mille Lacs Bands of
John G. Goller, Gonzaga 1998, and Rebecca H.
Simoni, Minnesota 1999 cum laude, have been promoted to
shareholder at von Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee. Goller focuses
on insurance coverage, products, and environmental matters and school
law. Simoni focuses on business law and bankruptcy.
Edward J. Ward, Marquette 1976, a financial advisor
with Morgan Stanley, has joined the wealth advisor's group at the
Ryan S. Ulrich, U.W. 2006, has joined the Milwaukee
office of Yost & Baill LLP as an associate.
Saul Winsten, Drake 1980, has joined the Brookfield
office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. as a shareholder and focuses on
Mergers, Relocations, New Firms
Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, Fla., has acquired
Wickwire Gavin, including its Madison office with
resident attorneys Robert J. Smith, U.W. 1974, and
Hugh Anderson, Stanford 1982. Both attorneys focus on
construction law. Akerman shareholders include Timothy
McDermott, Nebraska 1975, and David Otero,
Martha C. Carlson, Marquette 2003, has opened the
Law Office of Martha C. Carlson, Burlington, focusing
on criminal, juvenile, and family law. She previously was an associate
at Stupar, Schuster & Cooper S.C., Milwaukee.
Edward R. Lawson Jr., Texas 1996, has relocated to
the Shanghai office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, where he will
continue to focus on intellectual property law.
Katarincic Law Office LLC has relocated to 11402 N.
Port Washington Rd., Suite 206, Mequon. Michael J.
Katarincic, Marquette 1997, focuses on vehicle accident,
products liability, and premises liability personal injury claims.
F. Brian McElligott, Marquette 1980, has established
a solo practice at 2281 Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa, and concentrates in
probate administration and related litigation. He previously was with
Margolis & Cassidy, Milwaukee.
Michael C. Trudgeon, Marquette 2003, has opened
Trudgeon Law Office, 2101 Riverside Dr., Beloit,
focusing on estate planning, business formation, and elder law.
Kim Marie Wacek, Hamline 1987, has formed Anglo
American Legal Consultancy, which assists American law firms and English
barristers and solicitors with trans-Atlantic personnel transfer
The Association for Women Lawyers has elected the following officers:
president - Deborah A. Krukowski; president-elect - the
Hon. Mary E. Triggiano; secretary - Catherine
R. Grogan; and treasurer - Margo S. Kirchner,
all of Milwaukee.
Carol B. Dabner, U.W. 1995, has been appointed by
the Texas Supreme Court to the state's Guardianship Certification Board.
She is with Underwood, Perkins & Ralston P.C., Dallas, and focuses
on guardianships, probate, and elder law.
Greg Scallon, U.W. 1977, and Sandy
Swartzberg, U.W. 1977, have been elected cochairs of the
business practice group at DeWitt Ross & Stevens s.c. Scallon
focuses on business, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use,
and estate planning and probate in the Madison office. Swartzberg
focuses on business, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning and
probate in the Brookfield office.
Richard W. Graber, Boston 1981, has been appointed
U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic by President George W. Bush. He is
CEO of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. and chair of the Wisconsin
Margaret (Peggy) Ahne Herlitzka, Marquette 1989, has
been appointed La Crosse County Assistant Family Court Commissioner. She
is a partner with Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, and
focuses on family and personal injury law.
The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has elected the
following officers: president - Kirk B. Obear, Elkhart
Lake; president-elect - Tracey A. Wood, Madison; vice
president - Robert F. Sfasciotti, Kenosha; secretary -
John E. Tradewell, Madison; and treasurer -
Charles W. Giesen, Madison.
James R. Johnson, U.W. 1987, and Robert J.
King Jr., William Mitchell 1980, have been reelected to the
board of Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg P.A., with offices in
Minneapolis and Hudson.
Robert A. Schnur, Harvard 1963, has been appointed a
visiting adjunct professor at the Cornell Law School for 2006-07. He is
a senior partner in the tax practice group at Michael Best &
Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee.
The Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association has elected the
following officers: president - Richard T. Roche,
Milwaukee; president-elect - John H. D'Antico,
Waukesha; and secretary/treasurer - Joseph T. Leone,
The Wisconsin State Attorneys Association has elected the following
officers: president - Jacquelynn B. Rothstein; vice
president - Paul L. Barnett; secretary -
William H. Ramsey; and treasurer - Jesús
Q. Garza, all of Madison.
John J. Schulze Jr., Marquette 2004, has authored
"Caveat E-Emptor: Solutions to the Jurisdictional Problem of Internet
Injury," American Journal of Trial Advocacy (Spring 2006). He
is with ATC Management Inc., Waukesha.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., with offices in
Madison and the metro Milwaukee area, was named one of the top three law
firms statewide by readers of Corporate Report Wisconsin
Howard W. Bremer, U.W. 1949, received the Jefferson
Award from the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association in June.
The award is presented annually to one outstanding contributor to
intellectual property law in the United States. Bremer, patent counsel
emeritus at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, was
recognized for his influence on technology transfer between universities
and private companies.
Six attorneys with the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich
LLP were named to the "InBusiness Executive Register" by Greater
Madison InBusiness magazine in honor of their professional and
community involvement. Recognized attorneys are Linda H.
Bochert, U.W. 1974, David A. Crass, U.W. 1991,
Richard Z. Kabaker, Michigan 1959, Richard A.
Latta, U.W. 1986, Tod B. Linstroth, U.W. 1973,
and Gregory J. Lynch, Iowa 1994. The firm has been
ranked by IP Law & Business as one of the top 20 law firms
in the nation for patent litigation in terms of the number of cases
filed in 2005.
Brian E. Butler, Northwestern 1968, is included in
the 2006 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for
Business. He focuses on business litigation with Stafford Rosenbaum
John M. Byers, U.W. 1957, Milwaukee, July 13, 1929 -
June 25, 2006.
Antone L. Donna, Chicago-Kent 1961, Black River
Falls, June 11, 1935 - May 30, 2006.
Jerris Leonard, Marquette 1955, Washington, D.C.,
Jan. 17, 1931 - July 27, 2006.
Jackson Turner Main Jr., U.W. 1988, DePere, July 3,
1957 - July 10, 2006.
Thomas M. Stanton, Harvard 1948, Neenah, Sept. 30,
1922 - May 3, 2006.