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    Vol. 81, No. 5, May 2008

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Michael Hess Michael T. Hess, Marquette 2006, has joined Bourget Law, Eau Claire, as an associate and focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, and contract/computer law. He previously was a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Va.

    Christopher J. Hussin, Denver 1997, has been made a partner with Lathrop & Clark LLP, Madison, and continues to focus on patent, trademark, and copyright law. Christopher Hussin

    Donald W. Layden, Marquette 1982 with honors, has been named general counsel and corporate secretary for Metavante Technologies Inc., Brown Deer, which provides banking and payments technologies. He also is president of Metavante Corp. International Group.

    Peter Manghera Peter J. Manghera, U.W. 1994 cum laude, has joined the intellectual property group in the Madison office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. and focuses on patent law.

    Jessica Philleo, Marquette 1991, has joined Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Cos., Indianapolis, as associate general counsel and director of corporate compliance. She previously was with International Medical Group Inc., Indianapolis. Jessica Philleo

    Drew A. Richards, U.W. 2005, has joined the Cornelius, N.C., office of Copeland Cook & Richards PLLC as a partner and continues to focus on business torts and general civil litigation.

    Dean Stange, U.W. 1993, has joined the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as a partner in the wealth planning practice group. He previously was a shareholder of Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison.

    Claire Ann Resop, U.W. 1993, Eliza M. Reyes, John Marshall 1997, and Christopher J. Stroebel, Harvard 1994, have joined the Madison office of von Briesen & Roper s.c. in the banking, bankruptcy, business restructuring, and real estate practice group. Resop and Stroebel are shareholders. Reyes is an associate.

    David J. Walsh David J. Walsh, U.W. 1974, has become president and chief executive officer of Amalgamated Life Insurance Co., New York. He previously was with SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Co.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Lisa Pierobon Mays, Thomas Cooley 1995, and Stephen E. Mays, Thomas Cooley 1995, have expanded Mays Law Office LLC to 6405 Century Ave., Suite 103, Middleton, and continue to concentrate in criminal and traffic law defense and worker's compensation matters.

    Jason A. Rossell, U.W. 2001, has formed Rossell Law Offices LLC, 1119 60th St., Kenosha, and focuses on criminal and traffic defense, wills, and probate. He previously was with the Kenosha County District Attorney's Office.

    Appointments, Elections

    Tara R. Devine, Marquette 2003, has been named to the Illinois Women's Chamber of Commerce board. She is with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., Chicago, and concentrates in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and products liability law.

    Sue Ehrmann Provenzano, U.W. 1995 cum laude, has been appointed acting dean of students at Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago.

    Authors, Speakers

    The following attorneys contributed to the 2008 edition of Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law (State Bar CLE Books 2008): Jennifer Annen, U.W. 1999, and James A. Jaeger, Georgetown 1995, Hill, Glowacki, Jaeger & Hughes LLP, Madison; Paul D. Barbato, U.W. 2005, Linda H. Bochert, U.W. 1974, Jordan J. Hemaidan, U.W. 1996, and Anna J. Wildeman, Vermont 2007, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison; Paul Bargren, U.W. 1994, Carl D. Fortner, U.W. 1986, Cynthia Franecki, U.W. 1998, Daniel M. Hess, U.W. 1992, James L. Huston, Chicago 1984, Zhu (Julie) Lee, Northwestern 1998, Jodi L. Malek, U.W. 2001, Maureen A. McGinnity, U.W. 1982, Rebecca J. Pirozzolo-Mellowes, Connecticut 2004, and Timothy L. Voigtman, U.W. 1998, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee; James J. Chiolino, U.W. 2007, Sarah E. Coyne, U.W. 1995, and Lauri D. Morris, U.W. 1982, Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison; Edward A. Corcoran, U.W. 1981, Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C., Madison; Joanne Harmon Curry, U.W. 2001, Richard F. Verstegen, U.W. 1997, and Matthew J. Wheeler, U.W. 2007, Lathrop & Clark LLP, Madison; Chad Gendreau, U.W. 2003, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison; Alyce C. Katayama, Maryland 1974, Celestina L. Owusu-Sanders, Northwestern 2004, and Carl R. Schwartz, Harvard 1978, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Alec Dobson, U.W. 2006, and Patrick J. Schott, Marquette 1988, Schott, Bublitz & Engel S.C., Brookfield; Daniel W. Gentges, Syracuse 1988, and Lia Moeser, U.W. 2007, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee; Patricia M. Heim, Marquette 1974, O'Flaherty Heim & Egan Ltd., La Crosse; Christopher B. Hughes, Indiana-Bloomington 1993, S. Bryan Kleinmaier, U.W. 2000, Richard K. Nordeng, U.W. 1974, and Joseph P. Wright, U.W. 1988, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison; Anton Jamieson, U.W. 1997, Dane County Family Court Commissioner's Office, Madison; Nancy B. Johnson, U.W. 1994, Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C., Janesville; Amanda J. Kaiser, U.W. 1984, and Catherine M. Rottier, U.W. 1986, Boardman Law Firm, Madison; Dean P. Laing, Marquette 1983, and Patrick G. McBride, Marquette 1995, O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C., Milwaukee; Brian R. Mudd, U.W. 1971, and Sharren B. Rose, U.W. 1979, Nelson & Schmeling, Green Bay; Alexander T. (Sandie) Pendleton, Minnesota 1987, Kohner, Mann & Kailas S.C., Milwaukee; Erik J. Pless, U.W. 1993, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, Green Bay; Eliza Reyes, John Marshall 1997, von Briesen & Roper s.c., Madison; Paul R. Riegel, Illinois 1987, Riegel Law S.C., Brookfield; and Marilyn Townsend, Potomac 1979, Marilyn Townsend Law Office, Madison.

    Sean O'D. Bosack, Marquette 1997, authored the chapter "Corporations and White Collar Criminal Investigations: Initial Steps and Strategic Planning," in Inside the Minds: White Collar Law Client Strategies (Aspatore Books 2007). He is a shareholder and member of the litigation practice group at Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee.

    Mike Koehler, U.W. 2000, has authored Compliance Lessons From an Active Year in FCPA Enforcement, BNA White Collar Crime Report; and Why Compliance With the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Matters in China, China Law & Practice. He is a senior counsel with the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP.

    Carlton D. Stansbury, Iowa 1990 with distinction, has authored a chapter in the 2008 Wiley Family Law Update, entitled "Subchapter S Income for Support: Real or Illusionary?" He is a shareholder with Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee, and practices family law.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association has recognized several attorneys for their aid in the administration of justice. Honored in April were the following: Steven M. Biskupic, Marquette 1987, received the Judge Robert W. Warren Public Service Award. He is U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. David A. Erne, Harvard 1968, received the Judge Dale E. Ihlenfeldt Bankruptcy Award. He is retired from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Milwaukee. Nathan A. Fishbach, Villanova 1977, received the Founder's Award. He is a shareholder of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee. Robert Theine Pledl, John Marshall 1980, received the Judge John W. Reynolds Community Building Award. He is with Pledl Law Office, Milwaukee. The Hon. Rudolph T. Randa, U.W. 1966, received the Judge Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award. He is chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

    Amy Lynn Jerdee, Minnesota 2001, received the Cynthia Northrop Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

    William J. Katt, Marquette 1979, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor extended to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. He is a partner with Leib & Katt LLC, Milwaukee.

    In Memoriam

    Wm R. Ford, U.W. 1952, Sun City, Ariz., Aug. 7, 1926 - Feb. 20, 2008.

    H. Daniel Gardner, U.W. 1958, March 19, 1932 - Dec. 30, 2007.

    Boyd L. Gates, Chicago-Kent 1971, West Dundee, Ill., Jan. 7, 1945 - March 31, 2008.

    David B. Hoff, U.W. 1989, Madison, Aug. 31, 1932 - Feb. 27, 2008.

    Percy L. Julian Jr., U.W. 1966, Madison, Aug. 31, 1940 - Feb. 24, 2008.

    Charles F. Luce, U.W. 1941, Bronxville, N.Y., Aug. 29, 1917 - Feb. 15, 2008.

    Max M. Luck, U.W. 1965, Woodland Hills, Cal., July 30, 1940 - Apr. 2, 2008.

    Myron R. Mattmiller, Marquette 1947, Jan. 31, 1924 - Aug. 24, 2007.

    James H. Peters, U.W. 1956, Feb. 23, 1933 - Dec. 31, 2007.

    John J. Romann, Marquette 1950, April 21, 1926 - Sept. 28, 2007.

    William J. Sauer, U.W. 1941, La Crosse, July 18, 1917 - Feb. 15, 2008.

    Phillip W. Swisher, Houston 1978, Stevens Point, Sept. 5, 1941 - March 24, 2008.




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