Quarles & Brady: Vogel Named Chair of Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal


Mary Balistreri

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MILWAUKEE – The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Arthur A. “Tony” Vogel Jr., a partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office, has been named chairman of Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle’s new Blue Ribbon Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal. The 18-member task force is charged with developing a comprehensive strategy for managing the broad spectrum of Wisconsin’s waste materials.

“This is a high-profile position, and we are proud to have one of our attorneys help lead this important effort for the state of Wisconsin,” said Patrick M. Ryan, the firm’s managing partner.

The Task Force is scheduled to deliver a final report recommending improvements to Wisconsin’s waste management and recycling policies to Gov. Doyle by the end of 2006. The goal of the group’s work is to identify ways to support continued economic growth in Wisconsin, and enable the state to adapt to emerging waste-related challenges and the demands of residents and industries.

Vogel focuses his practice on environmental matters, including solid and hazardous waste, environmental due diligence, site investigations and remediation, and private party negotiations related to environmental liabilities, Superfund management and general regulatory compliance. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame Law School and has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America since 1997.

Vogel is a resident of Wauwatosa.

Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; Chicago, Ill.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; and Naples, Fla. The firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small, entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Quarles & Brady represents clients in a broad range of industries and practice areas, including but not limited to the following: antitrust and trade regulation; bankruptcy; commercial litigation; corporate law; public finance; creditor’s rights; employee benefits; environmental law; financial institutions; federal Indian and gaming law; government relations; health care; immigration; information technology; insurance law; intellectual property; international law; labor and employment law; public utilities; product liability; real estate development and finance; school law; state and federal tax; tax-exempt organizations; trusts and estates; and white-collar crime. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com.