Chair: Kimberly Leach Johnson
Managing Partner: Michael Aldana
Number of partners: 278 Number of lawyers: 479
For more than 125 years, Quarles & Brady LLP has provided quality legal services to a wide range of industries on a national and international stage. Quarles & Brady actively works to understand its clients’ businesses—to see the horizons through their eyes. This dedication and alignment is what sets Quarles & Brady apart: The firm provides a true partnership, in every sense of the word.
Quarles & Brady is a multidisciplinary AmLaw 200 legal services provider with nearly 500 attorneys practicing at the top of the profession in Chicago, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Naples, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tampa, Tucson, and Washington, DC. The firm’s national presence allows it to draw upon a group of highly skilled attorneys and legal professionals from all across the country to ensure the right team for each clients’ matters. The firm has extensive experience working with the full industrial gamut, from cutting-edge technology to traditional manufacturing, and has developed an extensive network of relationships with international legal counsel around the world, allowing us to effectively handle important matters for clients on a global scale.
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 and employment, product liability, public finance, real estate and land use, and trust and estates law. The firm has further developed deep experience and knowledge in the areas of energy, financial services, franchising, health and life sciences, IP litigation, public finance, and research institutions. In addition to attorneys, Quarles & Brady accesses its pool of engineers, scientists, and other subject matter experts as needed to deliver the insights and services matters may require.
Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, and applying diverse perspectives is integral to Quarles & Brady’s operations and success-and the firm has been recognized for it. In the 2018 edition of the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, Quarles & Brady ranked No. 20 in ‘Overall Diversity,’ No. 19 in ‘Diversity for Minorities,’ and No. 11 in ‘Diversity for Women.’ Also, for the sixth consecutive year, the firm was named a Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother and Flex- Time Lawyers and has further achieved Gold Standard Re-Certification — eight times — from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. The firm holds a perfect 100-percent rating in the 2018 edition of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.
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, 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, technology companies, educational and research institutions, municipalities and government agencies, charitable organizations, industry executives, and high-net-worth individuals. They are industry leaders in technology, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and manufacturing and more.