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Godfrey & Kahn Attorney James A. Friedman is First in Wisconsin to Receive Insurance Receiver Designation

November 13, 2009

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 12, 2009). Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that James A. Friedman is the first Wisconsin attorney to be designated as an Accredited Insurance Receiver (AIR) by the International Association of Insurance Receivers (IAIR). The designation was awarded in recognition of Friedman's high level of expertise in managing the complex issues surrounding insurance company insolvency.

The International Association of Insurance Receivers was founded in 1991 to promote the highest standards and enhance the education of individuals in the insurance receivership field. Friedman, a shareholder and team leader in Godfrey & Kahn's Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group, is one of fewer than 50 members of IAIR who have obtained the prestigious AIR designation.

Friedman, who also is the firm's Litigation Division Leader, practices in the civil litigation area with an emphasis on insurance coverage, insurance liquidation and guaranty fund work, appellate litigation and other commercial litigation. Friedman is a co-author of the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds Annotated Model Insurance Guaranty Act. He has been named in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions of The Best Lawyers in America guide, has been recognized in Madison, Wisconsin's InBusiness Magazine's "40 Executives Under 40" and has also been included in listings of Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Friedman earned his master's and law degree from the University of Wisconsin and his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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.; Washington, DC; and Shanghai, PRC. For more information, please visit the firm's web site at

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