- Chairman: John W Daniels Jr
- Managing Partner: Fredrick G Lautz
- Number of partners: 274
- Number of lawyers: 436
- Website: www.quarles.com
- INTERNATIONAL OFFICES: The firm also has an office in Shanghai
Quarles & Brady provides broad-based,multi-disciplinary international services through a strong network of regional practices across the United States. In its distinguished 120-year history, Quarles has grown from a small, well-respected local Milwaukee law firm to achieve a place among the Am Law 200, building a national practice and earning a comparable reputation throughout the United States. The firm’s success is based on the strength of its client relationships, as Quarles places a commitment to help among its highest priorities. Effecting positive legal outcomes is merely the means to the firm’s primary end, which is to help clients fully achieve all objectives of which their legal needs are a part, in any way possible. As a result, in addition to its listings in Chambers USA, 160 of the firm’s partners have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in 2013, including 24 of whom were ranked as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices. Quarles continuously seeks to add value through a variety of operational efficiencies and complimentary service offerings, defining “success” only according to each client’s specific criteria, and seeking to better represent all clients through a thorough understanding of their businesses, industries, and competitive environments.
Main Areas of Practice:
Quarles & Brady provides comprehensive legal services in the general practice areas of Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Services, Environmental, Health, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Product Liability, Public Finance, Real Estate & Land Use, and Trust & Estates Law. The firm has further developed distinguishing experience and knowledge in the areas of Energy, Financial Services, Franchising,Health & Life Sciences, IP Litigation, Middle-Market Business Services, Public Finance, and Research Institutions, employing attorneys, engineers, scientists, and other subject-matter authorities in order to practice in these areas at a particularly high level.
Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce is integral to the way in which Quarles & Brady sees itself, and its partners and employees see one another. The firm’s wholehearted commitment to diversity & inclusion is reflected in the chairman’s motto, “Everybody counts, every day,” in its substantial and formal diversity program, and in its frequent recognition for its dedication and achievements. In the 2013 edition of the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, Quarles was ranked No. 13 in “Best Law Firms for Diversity,” No. 8 in “Diversity for Women,” and No. 14 in “Diversity for Minorities.” The firm has further received “Gold Standard Certification” from the Women in Law Enforcement Forum and has earned a 100% rating in both the 2010 and 2011 editions of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. Quarles as a firm, as well as its individual attorneys, has received numerous citations and awards from both clients and the legal industry.
Pro Bono & Community Service:
Quarles & Brady attorneys and staff are encouraged to support their neighborhood and professional communities; 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 organizations through board service, the firm gives back to its communities with the same dedication devoted to its clients.
The firm’s clients include major national and multinational corporations, high-tech companies, educational and research institutions,municipalities and government agencies, charitable organizations, industry executives and high-net-worth individuals. They are industry leaders in high-tech, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, pharmaceuticals, real estate and manufacturing, to name just a few.