April 16, 2014Announcement

Legal Luminaries

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Michael Best Named "Go-To Law Firm" For Eighth Consecutive Year

For the eighth consecutive year, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has been named a “Go-To Law Firm” in Corporate Counsel magazine’s survey of general counsel at the top 500 U.S. companies.
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Michael Best Receives Tier 1 Ranking in U.S. News - Best Lawyers in America's "Best Law Firms"

Michael Best received a Tier 1 ranking for both patent and trademark law in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." The Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which included a combination of peer reviews and client feedback.
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Michael Green and Daniel Vaccaro Recognized as “Leaders in the Law"

Mike Green and Dan Vaccaro have been named 2014 “Leaders in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal. The award is reserved for Wisconsin’s top attorneys, judges and legal professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, vision and legal expertise.
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Mary Turke Named Girls on the Run Coach of the Year

Mary Turke, Managing Partner of the Madison office, was recently awarded the inaugural Girls on the Run of Dane County Coach of the Year Award. Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization that pairs young girls with adult "running buddies" to promote fitness and personal enrichment.
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Michael Best Partners Named BTI Client Service All-Stars

Partners, Bob Johannes and Thor Lundgren, have been distinguished as BTI Client Service All-Stars for 2014. Johannes and Lundgren are among an elite group of 330 attorneys nationwide who have been identified through unprompted corporate counsel client feedback for providing superior legal services. BTI Client Service All Stars are nominated based on their achievements in the following areas: client focus, innovative thought leadership, exceptional understanding of their client’s business, excellent legal skills, outsized value and outstanding results.
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Kelly Fortier Named One of Milwaukee’s “40 Under 40”

Kelly Fortier has been named to The Milwaukee Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2014. Fortier was seleced from more than 270 nominees for her significant contributions to the community and legal profession.
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Paul Benson and Lisa Mueller Join Law360 2014 Editorial Advisory Boards

Paul Benson, Chair of Michael Best's Product and Tort Liability Litigation Focus Group, has been named to Law360’s 2014 Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board, and Lisa Mueller, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, and Chair of the firm's Life Sciences and Chemical Group, has been named to the 2014 Life Sciences Editorial Advisory Board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to obtain feedback on Law360's coverage and to gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage.
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Michael Best Named Top Ranked Firm for IP Law

Michael Best has been selected as a Top Ranked Law Firm for Intellectual Property by The American Lawyer Legal Leaders. The Top Ranked Law Firms were selected based on a percentage of their attorneys holding an AV-Preeminent® rating. Michael Best’s inclusion in the honor is a testament to the achievements of the firm’s IP team and practice.
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Thor Lundgren Recognized in Who's Who Legal

Michael Best is pleased to announce Thor Lundgren has been named one of the world’s leading attorneys in the areas of corporate governance and business law by Who’s Who Legal. Mr. Lundgren is among a select group of attorneys globally who have received this honor in multiple categories.
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Three Michael Best Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Client Choice Awards

Three Michael Best attorneys were recently honored with 2014 Client Choice awards: Kerryann Haase Minton, Labor & Employment (IL), Scott Beightol, Labor & Employment (WI) and Dan Jones, Intellectual Property - Patents (WI).
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BTI Ranks Michael Best in Top 25% of Fortune 1000 Client Relationships

Michael Best is proud to announce it has been ranked by BTI Consulting in the top 25% of law firms with the best Fortune 1000 client relationships. BTI’s in-depth research with more than 500 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and large companies delineates how corporate counsel define the best client relationships, specifically strong, well-established relationships as a primary law firm and vibrant, enthusiastic client recommendations.
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