- Chairman: John W Daniels Jr
- Managing Partner: Fredrick G Lautz
- Number of partners: 271
- Number of lawyers: 147
- INTERNATIONAL OFFICES: The firm also has an office in Shanghai
Quarles & Brady provides broad-based, international services through a strong network of regional practices. In the firm’s distinguished 118-year history, Quarles & Brady has grown from a small,well-respected local Milwaukee law firm to a place among the Am Law 200, building a national practice and earning a comparable reputation throughout the United States. Through all the years, one attribute remains constant: Quarles & Brady brings a common- sense, solutionoriented approach to its clients’ complicated legal problems.The firm’s success is based on the strength of its client relationships. Quarles & Brady philosophy is that the firm has reached its goals only when its clients’ objectives have been met and exceeded. Quarles & Brady’s reputation for client service is the natural result of excellent legal knowledge and high quality counsel, delivered in a timely, direct and client-focused manner.Recognition has also come from the firm’s peers: Quarles & Brady has 144 of the firm’s attorneys named as Best Lawyers in America for 2012, 24 attorneys recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2012, and recognized as a “Best Law Firms”by Best Lawyers and US News Media Group in 2011, ranked first-tier in 87 practice areas. Quarles & Brady’s national presence allows the firm to draw upon a group of highly skilled attorneys to ensure the right people with the right experience are working on its clients’ matters. In addition, as many of the firm’s clients have significant international operations, Quarles & Brady has developed an extensive network of relationships with legal counsel in key commercial centers around the world.The firm uses these relationships to create work teams that efficiently and effectively handle critical matters for clients around the world.
Diversity: Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce is integral to the way in which Quarles & Brady sees itself, each other, and the firm’s practice as lawyers. Quarles & Brady’s commitment is reflected in the firm's formal diversity program and the firm has been recognized for its dedication and achievements. In the 2012 edition of the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, Quarles & Brady was ranked 12th Best in Diversity with Respect to Women and 2nd Best Nationwide for informal training and mentoring. In 2011, Quarles was named among the Top 50 “Best Law Firms for Women”by the National Association for Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers and achieved Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. The firm was also named in the “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity”by Multicultural Law magazine, ranked 39th in the “Top 50 Law Firms for Partners” listing, 18th in the “Top 100 Law Firms for Women” listing, and 20th in the “Top 25 Law Firms for Hispanic-Americans” listing. Additionally, the firm earned the highest rating of 100% on the annual Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign.
Pro Bono & Community Service: Quarles & Brady attorneys and staff are encouraged to support their neighbourhood and professional communities, as leadership and volunteer opportunities are available to employees at every level.Whether providing pro bono legal counsel to the indigent,mentoring children, leading through diversity, developing educational programs for industry groups or supporting non-profit organisations through board service, the firm gives back to its communities with the same dedication devoted to its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
China law; clean energy, climate change and sustainability; commercial bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors rights; commercial litigation; corporate law; employee benefits and executive compensation; environmental law; financial institutions; franchising; health law; health and life sciences; immigration; intellectual property; intellectual property litigation; labor and employment, product liability; public finance; real estate and land use; research institutions; trusts and estates.
The firm’s clients include major national and multinational corporations, educational and research institutions,municipalities and government agencies, non-profits, charitable organisations, industry executives and high net worth individuals. Quarles & Brady attorneys have direct experience with a wide range of industries, from traditional manufacturing to leading-edge technology and nearly every point inbetween: agriculture, energy, financial services, healthcare, insurance, pharmaceuticals and real estate, to name a few.