Quarles & Brady LLP has opened an office in Washington, DC with highly regarded partner John Dienelt.
He joins from DLA Piper where he served as chair of the franchise litigation practice group.
The new office will have a franchise and distribution focused practice before introducing a broader service selection including government relations, intellectual property and healthcare regulatory work.
With over 30 years of trial and appellate experience, Dienelt is recognised as a leader in complex and enterprise-threatening litigation, including class actions.
Commenting on the appointment, John Daniels Jr, chairman of Quarles & Brady, said that Dienelt’s arrival further strengthens their efforts to create the “pre-eminent franchise industry team in the US”.
Adding to that, Dienelt said of the new franchise team: “We want to further develop the skills and services we can provide franchise and distribution clients. With the firm’s existing industry focus and strong team, we think Quarles offers the best platform to do so.”
Dienelt is listed in The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers.