January 20, 2011Press Release

Former Deputy Attorney General Raymond Taffora Joins Michael Best

Milwaukee, WI – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is pleased to announce that Raymond P. Taffora will rejoin the law firm as a partner in its Madison office and will head the firm's Government and Regulatory Law Practice.  Taffora served as Deputy Attorney General to Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen from 2007 until January, 2011. As Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Taffora supervised the enforcement of Wisconsin's consumer protection, environmental, antitrust and other civil laws by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.


“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Raymond Taffora to lead our Government and Regulatory Law Practice,” stated Dave Krutz, Managing Partner at Michael Best. “Ray is a highly regarded attorney whose years of legal experience and leadership in various State positions will be invaluable to our clients who are seeking advice and counsel on complicated governmental and regulatory issues.”


Taffora was recently named as a "Leader in the Law" for 2011 by the Wisconsin Law Journal. He was previously associated with the Firm from 1991 until his appointment as Deputy Attorney General in 2006. He also served as Chief Legal Counsel to then-Governor Tommy G. Thompson from 1987-1991.


“I am very pleased to return to Michael Best.  I am particularly pleased about the opportunity to lead the firm’s Government and Regulatory Law Practice and work with the firm’s highly skilled attorneys to advance our clients’ interests,” stated Taffora.


Taffora will head the firm's newly-formed Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group, which includes a number of highly experienced attorneys including former US Attorney Steven Biskupic.  The Practice Group will handle complicated regulatory and governmental issues, including compliance with consumer protection, antitrust, lobbying, ethics, elections and campaign finance laws; governmental compliance investigations; governmental contracting; providing assistance in drafting legislation and administrative rules; challenges to state rules and regulations; municipal law; Indian law; governmental assistance to businesses and municipalities; and related matters.

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