Quarles & Brady LLP announced that James I. Kaplan has joined the firm¿s Chicago office as a partner in the corporate services practice group. Kaplan was previously a partner and chairman of the Midwest banking practice at DLA Piper in Chicago. Kaplan has counseled senior management as well as numerous boards of directors and other governing bodies of companies on banking and financial services issues, including securities disclosure, corporate development and regulatory matters. He has also worked as senior managing in-house counsel with several organizations, including The Northern Trust Company and Cole Taylor Bank. Kaplan was also the founding general counsel at private bank Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College.
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