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Godfrey & Kahn Attorney Danielle machata Named 2011 Forty Under 40 Award Winner

January 18, 2011

MILWAUKEE (Jan. 18, 2011)-- Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Danielle Machata is a 2011 recipient of the Business Journal's elite Forty under 40 award.

The Forty under 40 awards honor up-and-coming leaders in the Milwaukee area who stand out for their extraordinary accomplishments and impact on the community. This year, the Business Journal received about 230 nominations for the program. The winners will be honored at a celebratory event on Feb. 28 at The Pfister Hotel.

"Dani's energy, intelligence and dedication to service has provided great benefits to our clients and to the community," said Mark Witt, Godfrey & Kahn shareholder and former Forty under 40 recipient who co-nominated Machata for this award. "I tremendously value her contributions and judgment and believe she deserves this prestigious recognition."

Machata is a shareholder and member of Godfrey & Kahn's Corporate Practice Group. She focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and private equity and venture capital transactions for both public and private companies.

Machata has served on the board of directors for the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee since 2007 and is an avid supporter of the organization. In her role with the YWCA, she has assisted the organization in the review and revision of its organizational documents, as well as other matters. Machata is also a board member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) and serves on the United Way Emerging Leaders Council.

Machata earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University - James Madison College in 1997 and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law in 2001.

With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin's leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's web site at

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