December 15, 2008Press Release

U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic to Join Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Milwaukee, WI – Steven Biskupic, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, will join Michael Best & Friedrich as a partner in the law firm’s litigation practice group.

Biskupic, 47, recently announced his intention to step down from the U.S. Attorney post as is customary for federal prosecutors when the President who appointed them leaves office.

Biskupic will join Michael Best in February 2009. In his private practice, he will work to protect the rights of businesses involved in civil and regulatory business matters and provide proactive compliance advice.

“Michael Best has a terrific reputation in the business community, and its diverse areas of practice will allow me to work with businesses facing a broad spectrum of legal challenges,” Biskupic said. “I’m also thrilled to have an opportunity to work with the firm’s office in Chicago where I grew up and still have many family members and friends in the legal community.”

“Following his distinguished career in public service, Steve Biskupic will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to benefit our clients,” said Scott Beightol, Chair of Michael Best & Friedrich’s Management Committee. “Steve’s skills are particularly valuable given the increasingly challenging regulatory landscape for businesses.”

“Steve’s decision to join Michael Best further strengthens the tremendous talent in our growing litigation group which includes former U.S. Attorney David Cannon and several former assistant federal prosecutors,” said Paul Benson, Chair of Michael Best’s Litigation Practice Group.

Biskupic was appointed by President Bush to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in May, 2002. Since March of 1989, he has been employed as a criminal prosecutor by the United States Department of Justice.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office, he served for two years as a judicial law clerk to the late Robert W. Warren, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Biskupic received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Marquette University in 1983 and was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University in 1987.

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