Daniel joins new Board members Susan L. Blount, General Counsel of Prudential Financial, Inc.; Brett J. Hart, General Counsel of United Airlines, Inc.; and Eric J. Friedman, Executive Partner of Skadden Arps. Founding LCLD member Brad Smith, General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, will assume chairmanship of the board. J. Grey, Jr., Executive Director of LCLD commented on the newly elected board members steadfast commitment to the mission of LCLD, and to building diversity in the legal profession.
John Daniels has been the chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP since 2007. In his position, he has led the Firm through a fundamental transformation, shifting from the traditional operational model upon which most major law firms are built to a client-centric, business-minded organization. Daniels has driven this fundamental cultural shift in the midst of the worst economy in decades, leading to significant growth while most of the legal industry has declined.
Mr. Daniels is well recognized in the legal community as well as the business community. He was named by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s 50 most influential diverse attorneys in America. He received the 2012 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Legal Profession (http://www.americanbar.org/
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; Shanghai, China; and Washington, D.C. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be
found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/
About the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Formed in May 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) (http://www.lcldnet.org/)