MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that the firm has been selected in the ACQ Global Awards 2013 as the top firm in three U.S. categories; Leading Overall Diversity Law Firm of the Year; Leading Diversity Law Firm of the Year - Minorities; and Leading Diversity Law Firm of the Year - Diversity for Women.

“We are deeply honored by ACQ’s recognition,” said Janine Landow-Esser, chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. “Being selected in not one, but three categories truly validates our efforts to promote diversity in all levels of the firm."

Since 2005, the ACQ Global Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in their annual awards. ACQ operates a legitimately independent nomination process where award winners are chosen by ACQs readers. ACQ seeks the assistance of readers in recognizing industry leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished firms that represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in a variety of fields. The total number of nominations received for 2013 was 8,762, representing a 15.2 percentage response rate. Voting closed in February 2013.

"Exceptional individuals, teams and firms across the marketplace represent the very best in their field from around the world and truly deserve the accolade of being an ACQ Award winner,” said Jake Robson, Editor in Chief of ACQ. “All category winners are in effect, a brand. In one sense, perhaps the most important sense, a brand is a promise. You know what you’re going to get with a well-branded product or service. It takes a lot of time, money and very hard work to build and maintain great brands, brands that can speak volumes in just a few syllables. It’s shorthand for what you are."

The full list of winners will soon be announced at

About ACQ Magazine

ACQ is the leading M&A English-language magazine read exclusively by senior executives holding power and authority at major organizations. The magazine is intended for CEO’s & CFOs as well as other corporate finance and private equity executives from all corners of the globe who select and authorize the purchase of products and services.

About Quarles & Brady LLP

Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at, and on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.