Michael Best & Friedrich: Energy and environmental attorney, Angela A. James, joins Michael Best


Jennifer R. Rupkey

Director, Marketing & Business Development

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Madison, WI (August 22, 2013) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is pleased to announce Angela A. James joins the firm as Senior Counsel in the Environmental Practice Group and the Energy and Sustainability Industry Team effective August 19, 2013. James is located in the firm’s Madison office.

“Angela’s skill and knowledge are ideal additions to our environmental and energy practices as we further expand our capability to serve clients in those areas,” explained Linda Bochert, Environmental Practice Group Partner, on James’ arrival. “Her industry knowledge and background add depth and breadth to our experienced team.”

James has worked on matters related to industrial regulatory compliance, air and water permitting, water quality trading, utility ratemaking, and energy regulation. Prior to joining Michael Best, she was a Senior Associate at Stafford Rosenbaum LLP from 2000-2004 and a Corporate Attorney from 2004-2012 at Madison Gas and Electric Company. From 2012–2013 she was the Vice President of Government Relations with the Wisconsin Paper Council.

“I have worked with Michael Best attorneys for over 10 years and am excited to join this established team of talented professionals,” said James. “Working as an in-house counsel and trade association representative has expanded my experience, and given me insight into the legal needs of business clients. I am eager to add my perspective to the team in continuing to provide top-notch legal service.”

James received her B.S. from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1995, her M.S from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2000 and earned her J.D. in the same year from University of Wisconsin Law School.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Over the past 165 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading Midwestern law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. The firm has more than 220 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Washington D.C. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, land and resources (environmental and real estate), litigation, tax and wealth planning.