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Godfrey & Kahn Attorney William Duffin Named President of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association

May 19, 2010

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (May 19, 2010). Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder William E. Duffin, a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, was elected president of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association at its 59th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 4.

A member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association for more than a decade, Duffin previously served as first vice president and second vice president. Elected by the Board of Governors of the Association, Duffin plans to focus on several goals during his one-year term, including implementing a pilot program designed to streamline electronic discovery in civil cases. Through the Bar Association's foundation, he will work to present programs of interest to members and non-members of the legal community. By offering additional programming, he hopes to continue to increase Association membership. Duffin will also plan the 60th Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, scheduled for May 15-17, 2011 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

Duffin represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of disputes, including intellectual property, distributor relations, labor and employment, unfair competition, business fraud, and shareholder disputes. He has appeared in federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as before a number of arbitral tribunals. He earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a law degree from the University of Iowa.

According to its bylaws, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association serves the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana to improve the administration of justice in the Seventh Circuit. It also assists the Court of Appeals to maintain resources such as the law library. Serving over 1,000 lawyer members, the not-for-profit bar association has been in existence since 1950 and was incorporated in 1985.

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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