Reinhart and Its Attorneys Recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2015

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MILWAUKEE – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart) received Benchmark Litigation 2015's highest honor—being named a "highly recommended" law firm. Additionally, the publication recognizes attorneys Laura A. Brenner, Mark A. Cameli, Scott W. Hansen, David G. Peterson and Allen C. Schlinsog, Jr.

This marks the second consecutive year Reinhart has achieved the "highly recommended" law firm ranking, a reflection of the positive recommendations by clients and peer firms, including competitors. Benchmark Litigation conducted numerous interviews and commended Reinhart litigators for receiving "a consistent flow of positive peer review throughout the legal community."

States Reinhart Litigation Chair Allen C. Schlinsog, Jr., "We are honored to be recognized again as a highly recommended firm, a ranking that reflects the creativity, insight and tenacity of our entire litigation team. Our clients depend on our commitment and service as they face complex litigation challenges, and we work vigorously every day to maintain and increase their trust."

Laura A. Brenner is a shareholder in Reinhart's Litigation Practice and chair of the firm's Commercial and Competition Law Group, a cross-disciplinary group of attorneys who practice at the leading edge of the law affecting clients who buy or sell products and services. Brenner represents clientele on a national level including a broad range of commercial, manufacturing and service clients, notably companies in the equipment and manufacturing industries. Brenner shares her experience and insight through frequent presentations to the business community, particularly on topics of the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law, antitrust, distribution, franchise law, and contract issues relating to the sale of goods. Additionally, Brenner frequently speaks on internet distribution issues, including Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) and social media policies, and related evidentiary issues.

Mark A. Cameli is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and a shareholder in the Litigation Practice, where he chairs the White Collar Litigation and Corporate Compliance Team. He also chairs Reinhart's Diversity Committee. Cameli defends companies and individuals in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions. He represents a broad range of clients, including manufacturing, health care, religious organizations, defense contractors and others operating under government-funded programs targeted in federal and state investigations for noncompliance and fraud. Cameli has considerable experience successfully representing businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation, including businesses victimized by fraud.

Scott W. Hansen is a shareholder in Reinhart's Litigation Practice. His work generally involves complex disputes between businesses or between business and governments in which a client's serious interests or ability to survive may be at risk. Hansen has written and taught seminars about persuasion in complex litigation, the benefits of mock juries, using financial experts in federal court, antitrust law, business torts, the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law, federal and state civil procedure, and other topics.

David G. Peterson is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation Practice. He focuses his practice primarily on complex disputes involving commercial litigation, environmental remediation and product liability. Peterson also represents clients in tax assessment valuation matters and corporate governance disputes. In addition to his significant trial experience, Peterson has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration. He is President of the Milwaukee Bar Association and was named Reinhart's 2012 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.

Allen C. Schlinsog, Jr. is a shareholder and chair of the firm's Litigation Practice, and chair of the Product Liability and Safety Team. His practice focuses on defense of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Schlinsog has represented drug and device companies in significant product liability and mass tort proceedings. He also regularly defends catastrophic injury cases in a wide variety of products in highly regulated industries, including mining equipment, custom machinery and container handling equipment. Schlinsog is national trial counsel for several manufacturers/distributors of drugs, medical devices and heavy machinery, and has successfully represented these clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.

About Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication to focus exclusively on U.S. litigation. Its results stem from the culmination of a six-month research period where researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Recommendations are based on interviews with the nation's leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.