Daniels to receive award for leadership

Quarles & Brady LLP announced that its chairman, John W. Daniels Jr., will receive the 2013 Midwest Urban Empowerment Award in the category of “Leadership” from Community Connections Network Publications (CCN).

The Midwest Urban Empowerment Awards recognize influential leaders who have been instrumental in helping to change the lives of countless individuals. Daniels was chosen by CCN for his leadership in developing Quarles & Brady as an organization that responsibly gives back to the eight communities in which it maintains offices, including Milwaukee.

The law firm, which is one of Wisconsin’s largest, offers substantial pro bono legal services to the disadvantaged, sponsors multiple programs that encourage firm employees to give time and money to a variety of charitable causes, and strives to promote diversity in the workplace.

Daniels will receive his award at the 2013 Midwest Urban Empowerment Awards ceremony on May 4 and will be featured in the Midwest Urban Empowerment Awards special event magazine.

“There’s a culture of social responsibility and a genuine desire to be a positive force in all our home towns at Quarles,” Daniels said. “My role in it all is to lead by example, which is a great personal pleasure to do, as well as regularly remind the entire firm that everybody counts, every day.”

Daniels has served as chairman of Quarles & Brady since 2007.

CCN Publications is a bimonthly African-American, female-owned publishing firm.

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