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  • Quarles & Brady provides sophisticated legal services to clients across the world. We don’t just counsel, but invest in the success of each, leading them toward the achievement of their business goals.

  • For more than 120 years, Quarles & Brady LLP has provided quality legal services to a wide range of industries on a national stage. We’ve strived to learn our clients’ businesses—to see the horizons through their eyes. We don’t just counsel, but invest in the success of each client, partnering with them to achieve their business goals. This dedication and investment is what sets Quarles & Brady apart: we provide a true partnership, in every sense of the word.

    Quarles & Brady is a multidisciplinary AmLaw 200 legal services provider with more than 475 attorneys practicing at the top of the profession in Chicago, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Naples, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tampa, Tucson, and Washington, D.C. Our national presence allows us to draw upon a group of highly skilled attorneys from all across the country to ensure the right people are working on our clients’ matters. We have extensive experience working with the full industrial gamut, from cutting-edge technology to traditional manufacturing, and we have developed an extensive network of relationships with international legal counsel around the world, allowing us to effectively handle important matters for our clients on a global scale.

    Our 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, to name just a few.

    A relationship is an investment, and Quarles & Brady understands the enduring rewards of a solid collaboration. We as a firm strive to see goals and benchmarks through your eyes—and then use our experience and insight to best position you to exceed them. Your challenges are our challenges; your triumphs are our triumphs. With Quarles & Brady, you’re not just a client—you’re a partner.

    Our Firm

  • Quarles & Brady has substantial and long-standing experience in representing financial institutions and their holding companies. Our history of representation includes clients of all types and sizes, from Fortune 500 banking institutions to community banks, trust companies and other corporate fiduciaries, bank asset managers, data processors, and other service providers. Our attorneys include some of the most experienced lawyers practicing in the field today. We o�er clients a full spectrum of banking legal services, and we perform these services through a cohesive team of attorneys who work collaboratively to serve your interests at the highest and most efficient levels.

    Quarles & Brady’s Financial Institutions Practice Group features experienced lawyers who know the banking industry not only as outside counsel on major regulatory matters, transactions, and litigation, but also as former general and corporate counsels of banks large and small, as former bank regulators, and as former members of banks’ senior management and boards of directors. Members of the team are generally recognized as among the most knowledgeable in their field and have been quoted regarding the banking industry in CNN Money, American Banker, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Arizona Republic, Indianapolis Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Tampa Tribune, to name just a few. Our attorneys have spoken and presented widely to financial services industry groups and conferences, and are regarded as preeminent in the most widely respected rating services.

    Banking & Financial Institutions

  • Close relationships between the business law team and other specialties at the firm help clients avoid redundancies, inefficiencies, and conflicts.

  • Quarles & Brady’s Business Law Practice Group is dedicated to serving the full range of clients’ business and commercial needs on a national scale. Our team has built a reputation for excellence in the quality of our counsel and services to clients from nearly every industry and representing nearly every form of legal structure.

    Our Business Law Practice Group is organized to meet clients’ needs in the most e�icient manner possible; although we are often called upon to develop creative solutions to unique challenges, we �nd that many of our clients’ transactions and legal needs fall into recurring categories. With that in mind, Quarles & Brady business law attorneys practice in a number of core specialties, including Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Commercial Contracts; Commercial Financial Services; Corporate Finance/Securities; Corporate Governance and Compliance; Emerging Growth Companies; Family Businesses; Franchising; Government Contracting Support; International Business; Investment Management; Investor Services; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity/Venture Capital; and Privately Held Businesses.

    Not surprisingly, our clients’ concerns often extend beyond these specialties. As a full-service, national �rm, Quarles & Brady is able to provide coordinated legal counsel and services pertaining to virtually any matters that may affect, or result from, a business need or initiative. Close relationships between the business law team and other specialties at the firm help clients avoid redundancies, ine�ciencies, and con�icts.

    Our clients operate in a fast-moving, cutting-edge business world; they need experienced, knowledgeable counsel to help them satisfy rapidly changing demands, competitive forces, and regulatory challenges. Clients deserve an attorney/client relationship based on trust, proven responsiveness, e�ciency, and transparent communication. Quarles & Brady is committed to building such relationships.

    Business LAW

  • The Quarles & Brady Data Privacy & Security Team is composed of a multidisciplinary collection of lawyers knowledgeable in the full range of privacy and security issues, as well as the technology driving those issues. In a world increasingly driven by electronic communication and e-commerce, data privacy and security are vital to safeguarding business relationships with customers, employees, and vendors. Our Data Privacy & Security Team counsels clients regarding privacy and security laws and policies that govern the storage, use, and transfer of all types of employee and consumer data. We help clients develop best practices to prevent data security breaches and assist with remediation after a breach occurs.

    As advances in technology rapidly expand opportunities for the collection, storage, and sharing of electronic data, businesses are facing complicated, extensive, and quickly changing patchworks of laws and regulations governing the use, disclosure, and security of data. Our team members regularly counsel clients regarding privacy and security laws and policies that govern the use and transfer of employee and consumer data in the United States, Canada, the European Union, and elsewhere. We also advise clients regarding trade secrets issues relating to safeguarding proprietary information and responding to misappropriation or theft of trade secrets.

    The Quarles & Brady Data Privacy & Security Team helps businesses understand how to protect themselves and what steps to take. We help our clients successfully develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive privacy and security compliance programs, with the goal of helping our clients avoid the costs associated with government and private actions arising out of data breaches, in addition to avoiding other allegations related to misuse of personally identifiable and protected health information.

    Data Privacy & Security

  • The attorneys of Quarles & Brady have decades of experience representing commercial and industrial large energy users, as well as regulated public utilities; governmental entities; alternative energy suppliers; alternative, “green,” and renewable energy producers and developers; energy cooperatives; trade groups; lenders; building and facility owners; and other energy market participants in all aspects of energy law and regulation on a local, state, national, and international level. The firm’s attorneys help forward-thinking participants in the energy markets address traditional and cutting-edge energy issues.


  • The firm also advises clients on an extensive range of environmental issues, including complex regulatory, litigation, government relations, and transactional matters. We have been leaders in the field of environmental law for decades, using our deep, seasoned, and respected experience with administrative policies and agencies to help clients address and resolve their environmental and business challenges. By understanding your business and objectives, o�ering practical solutions, and quickly responding to emerging concerns, we o�er exceptional perspective and the ability to help you navigate the shifting sands of environmental legislation and policy.


  • Many of our clients have been with us for decades as a result of our open, frank communication style and our commitment to quality.

  • The Estate, Trust & Wealth Preservation Practice Group has been an integral part of Quarles & Bra