FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michelle M. Friedman (262) 754-2877
MADISON, WI — The Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee based law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. today announced that Bradley W. Raaths, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, has been appointed President and Managing Partner effective July 1, 2011. Raaths will succeed Stephen A. DiTullio who has served as the firm’s Managing Partner for almost ten years. DiTullio will continue to be involved in firm management and will serve as the Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Raaths has been with DeWitt Ross & Stevens for 12 years and has served on its Executive Committee since 2009. His practice is focused on representing business clients in all manners of complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity offerings and corporate governance issues. Raaths received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He earned his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
“Raaths was the obvious and unanimous choice of the partners to assume this role,” said DiTullio. “He understands the business side of the firm and has been active in firm management for years. Furthermore, he understands that our business begins and ends with providing our clients first-rate service. I am confident that Brad has the experience and vision to lead the firm in the coming years.”
DiTullio, who has an active labor and employment practice, will continue to focus on his practice while also collaborating with Raaths to facilitate a smooth transition. “It is important when a firm makes the decision to transition to new leadership that there is an active collaboration between the outgoing and incoming leader. At our firm, we strongly believe our strength begins with solid leadership, including the foresight to bring in new leaders and new ideas.”
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. is one of the top law firms in Wisconsin. It has more than 85 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee in a variety of legal practice areas. The firm serves clients ranging from family owned business to trade associations, publicly held corporations, privately held corporations, individuals and more. Whether clients seek employment relations consultation or corporate, estate planning, intellectual property, health care, litigation, real estate, government relations or environmental advice, DeWitt Ross & Stevens has the strength to service clients of all scopes and sizes. More information is available at http://www.dewittross.com.