Notable Office and Operations Managers: Bob Isacson

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable Office and Operations Managers
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 36
  • Undergrad degree/university: B.S., Industrial Administration (Business), Iowa State University

As the office administrator of Milwaukee-based law firm Quarles & Brady, Bob Isacson oversees the operation of the law firm’s largest office, including management of all office administrative staff, overseeing facilities, event planning and coordinating meetings. 

“There is almost nothing that goes on in the office for which Bob does not have some responsibility, and he is renowned for being calm under pressure,” said Dave Fleisher, chief operating officer at Quarles & Brady. 

“In particular, he played a critical role in helping our team effectively manage the challenges associated with the pandemic. Our office remained open throughout the pandemic for those who preferred to come in, and Bob worked closely with our attorneys and business professionals to ensure their individual needs were met,” Fleischer said. 

“It is hard to even describe the scope of Bob’s responsibilities. He is irreplaceable. It probably would take two or three people to even try to replace him,” said Katya Zelenovskiy, co-managing partner at the Milwaukee office. “He is kind, genuinely caring and never utters the words, ‘That’s not my job.’”

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