CHICAGO, ILL. (January 21, 2014) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Charlene M. Kelly has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group.

Prior to joining the firm, Kelly was a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Employee Benefits Department. She focuses her practice on employee benefits, executive compensation and taxation. Her recent experience includes designing executive compensation plans and employee benefit plan documents and amendments; counseling clients on benefit matters related to executive compensation, tax qualified plans and welfare plans, including IRS, DOL and SEC compliance; and performing due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisitions, and integrating acquired plans. 

Kelly received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Northern Illinois University. She is also a certified lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

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