Reinhart Names Five New Shareholders

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MILWAUKEE – Jerome M. Janzer, CEO of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart), announced that five of the firm's attorneys have been named shareholders.

"Whether facilitating a complex banking transaction, defending an employer against a discrimination claim, securing a new patent for a consumer product or counseling on food labeling litigation, this accomplished group of attorneys represents a broad spectrum of the legal talent to which Reinhart clients have access," states Janzer. "We congratulate all of our new shareholders for their commitment and dedication, and look forward to their continued contributions to our clients and the firm."

James D. Borchardt is a shareholder and registered patent attorney in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice. His practice includes providing intellectual property counsel to clients in a wide variety of technology areas including industrial and consumer products, product packaging, optical fibers, orthopedic medical devices, cardiac medical devices, patient monitoring systems, robotic surgical systems, drug delivery devices and drug packaging and distribution systems. Borchardt has presented on topics including attorney-client privilege issues in intellectual property counseling and patent eligible subject matter.

Borchardt earned his J.D., with highest distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law and his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa College of Engineering.

Robert S. Driscoll is a shareholder in the firm's Labor and Employment Practice. His practice encompasses a variety of areas in labor and employment law, including defending employers against claims of unlawful discrimination and/or retaliation, handling disputes over restrictive covenants, drafting non-compete agreements, defending unfair labor practice charges, handling grievance arbitrations and representing clients in appeals. Driscoll also counsels employers on wage issues, including guiding employers through government wage investigations, and has defended employers against both class-action and individual wage claims.

Driscoll earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School, his Master of Politics from the University of Dallas, and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Hillsdale College.

Jennifer L. Naeger is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation Practice and chair of the firm's Food and Beverage Law Practice Group. Naeger counsels clients on all regulatory matters affecting food and beverage companies, including product development, labeling, marketing and advertising, recalls and market withdrawals and food safety issues. She also represents food and beverage clients in litigation at the state and federal levels. Additionally, Naeger is a member of the firm's Product Liability team. She represents foreign and domestic manufacturers in all aspects of product liability litigation, including claims for personal injury and property damage. Naeger also guides national consumer product manufacturers through recalls and reporting obligations with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Naeger earned her J.D. from St. John's University School of Law and her B.A. from Emory University.

Mindy Foss Rice is a shareholder in the firm's Banking and Finance Practice. Rice represents lenders, agents, borrowers and private equity sponsors in a wide variety of finance transactions for both public and private companies, including acquisition financings, asset-based financings, restructuring and work-out financings, first-lien/second-lien financings, private bond offerings, tax-exempt bond offerings and mezzanine financings. Rice is also a member of the firm's Food and Beverage Law Practice Group and counsels borrowers and lenders on financing issues specific to the food and beverage and agribusiness industries.

Rice earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar, and her B.A. from the University of Washington.

Gordon M. Wright is a shareholder and registered patent attorney in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice. He has experience counseling clients in patent and trademark matters, and has assisted national and international clients with the clearance, registration, and maintenance of domestic and international trademarks. Wright has worked with inventors in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, electronic, software and mechanical arts. His patent application work includes technologies ranging from magnetic resonance imaging to computed tomography scanning to systems for powering hybrid-electric vehicles. Prior to attending law school, Wright served in the U.S. Navy for several years.

Wright earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, his M.B.A. from Colorado State University and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.