May 5, 2006Press Release

Former U.S. Attorney For Eastern District Of Wisconsin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Milwaukee, WI  David J. Cannon, litigation partner in the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, is the 2006 recipient of the Judge Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association .  Mr. Cannon is recognized for his dedication to trial practice, his contributions to the legal profession via the many legal articles he has authored and the many continuing legal education topics he has presented, and for the various bar association leadership roles he has held over the years.

When asked what his one advice to young litigators would be, Mr. Cannon responded, “Listen, listen, listen to what the judge, opposing counsel or your senior partner is saying and then respond appropriately.”

Prior to joining the firm in 1973, Mr. Cannon served as the Assistant District Attorney and then as District Attorney for Milwaukee County and as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He has extensive experience in all matters of litigation and is often called upon by our clients to conduct sensitive internal investigations involving corporate wrongdoing. Mr. Cannon has prosecuted and defended hundreds of criminal matters in both state and federal courts. Over the years, he has participated in a number of CLE presentations for the State Bar of Wisconsin on a variety of litigation issues. He was also named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in the area of Litigation in the November 2005 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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