MILWAUKEE, WI (October 7, 2014) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Partner Thomas McElligott has been selected as the new national practice group chair for the Energy & Environmental Law Practice Group.

As chair, McElligott will lead a national team of attorneys who advise clients on an extensive array of energy and environmental matters, including complex regulatory, litigation, government relations, and transactional matters.

McElligott has significant experience in all aspects of environmental law, including negotiation of air and water discharge permits, defense of governmental and third-party enforcement actions, and representing private and municipal clients in remedial projects.

“I’m honored to be selected for this position,” said McElligott. “I look forward to leading a dedicated group of attorneys as we continue to provide clients with exceptional perspective and service on energy and environmental matters.

McElligott graduated cum laude from Marquette University Law School in 1983. McElligott is also an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School teaching a Clean Water Act Workshop.

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