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Construction Services

WHD's Construction Services Team helps clients foster all types of projects and respond to every challenge, and is dedicated to helping clients limit risks and structure projects that will lead to greater profitability and client success. WHD has made a commitment to building a full-service, comprehensive construction team comprised of industry experts in all areas affecting owners, designers, contractors, developers, sureties, lenders and the other parties that help improve the construction space. More...

Credit Union

Given their structure and governance, credit unions have many unique legal needs. With this in mind, WHD's Credit Union Practice Team was designed to offer its clients a broad array of services to meet their every requirement and a depth of experience that allows WHD to not only understand these unique needs, but anticipate them. In this way WHD is helping credit unions be more competitive and more successful. More...

Crisis Communications

In times of crisis our clients turn to WHD's Crisis Communications Team to assist them in telling “their story,” and protecting their reputation—setting the record straight in an accurate and transparent fashion. More...

Energy & Public Utilities

WHD's Energy & Public Utilities Team is a multi-disciplinary group that assists clients with all aspects of public utility and energy-related projects and transactions. The team consists of attorneys experienced with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin regulatory process, environmental law, government affairs, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, condemnation and real estate. More...

Environmental Law

WHD’s Environmental Law Team is experienced in both the complex and day-to-day environmental issues affecting our industrial, corporate, real estate and energy clients, which include international, national, regional and local businesses. We take a proactive approach to addressing our clients’ environmental concerns. More...

Higher Education Law

Educational institutions today face a broad and complex array of legal issues and concerns relating to effective compliance. Public and private colleges and universities need legal counselors who truly understand their many challenges. That is why these institutions find great value in WHD's Higher Education Law Team. More...

Indian Law

WHD's Indian Law Team delivers comprehensive legal services to tribes, tribal businesses, tribal organizations and individuals. We understand that no two tribes are alike. We respect and appreciate each tribe's distinctive membership, language, culture, tradition and land base. We know from experience the body of Indian law is diverse, complex and ever-changing. More...

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

The sustainability and renewable energy landscape is rapidly changing and expanding. Members of WHD's Sustainability & Renewable Energy Team have a long history of serving clients in the sustainability and renewable energy areas. The group's members have counseled clients on matters of energy and public utilities, environmental, corporate, finance, intellectual property, green building, tax and government affairs. More...

Technology Law

WHD has one of the Midwest's leading technology law practices. We address the unique challenges inherent in contracting and claims resolution processes involving the design, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of complex information technology, telecommunications and e-commerce solutions. We are knowledgeable and experienced in transactional, administrative, legislative and governmental approval processes. More..



Kate Bechen and Trevor Currie Article for In Business: "Bridging the Gap: IT Contracting Between Large Companies and Small Emerging Companies"

Ariane Strombom and Andrew Schlidt Article for In Business: "Keeping IT Simple: How to Start an Effective IT Risk Management Program"

Josh Levy co-authors article in The Daily Reporter: "R&D Tax Credits Add to Benefits of Green Building"

Special Report: Supreme Court Weighs in on Classification of Mortgage Loan Officers Under the FLSA

Gina Carter Article for In Business: "Data Security: Congress and Courts Step into the Breach"

Special Report: The Ongoing Threat Posed by Whistleblowers: Insights on Risk Management for Health Care

Ariane Strombom Article for BizTimes: "Social Media Policy an Essential Business Tool"

Eric Meier co-authors article in The Daily Reporter: "Labor Shortages Call for Creative Solutions"

Jeffrey Vercauteren Article for In Business: "Addressing Potential Roadblocks to Broadband Expansion"

Special Report: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in FLSA Mortgage Loan Officer Classification Suit

Josh Levy co-authors article in The Daily Reporter: "Tools of the Trade: Protecting Against Subcontractor Defaults"

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Winter 2014)

Trevor Currie Article for In Business: "Equity Crowdfunding in Wisconsin: Another Way for Startups to Raise Capital"

Special Report: EPA Proposes Amendments to NSPS for Grain Elevators

Special Report: Military Lending Act Proposed Rulemaking

Mindi Giftos Article for In Business: "Are Your Online Privacy Policies and Terms of Use Enforceable?"

Ariane Strombom Article for In Business: "The Next Big Thing in Technology: 3 Top Challenges of 'The Internet of Things'"

Kate Bechen Article for In Business: "Where Should Your Business Store Its Data?"

Benjamin Brunette Article for In Business: "Estate Planning for Copyrights in the Digital-Media Era"

Melinda Giftos Article for In Business: "Canada's New Anti-Spam Law is In Effect: Are You Compliant?"

Pat Coffey to present at the third annual Health, Labor & Employment Law Institute: "Managing the Surge of Whistleblower Claims Under the FCA"

Jack Laffey to present at 2015 ATA Litigation Center Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel: "Litigation Tactics and Public Relations/Image Issues During Accident Litigation"

2015 Data Privacy & Security Summit

Pat Coffey will moderate a panel including U.S. Attorney James Santelle and Edward-Elmhurst Health System Executive Vice President and General Counsel Chris Mollet: "Strategies for Avoiding Whistleblower Controversies and FCA Actions"

Gina Carter to present at the NASCUS Wisconsin Directors College: "Cybersecurity"

Stephen Lyons will serve as a panelist at the 2015 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference: "Capitol Round-up: How State Legislation is Affecting Wisconsin’s Tech Economy"

Donald Gallo quoted in Rubber & Plastic News: "MOCA Remains Thorny Issue for PMA"

Robert Sanders Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: "Worker’s Comp Cases Keep WHD’s Sanders Engaged"

Stephen Lyons Featured in Madison Magazine and on Channel3000.com: "Madison Crisis Communicator Helps Family of 'Slender Man' Attack Victim"

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Adds Seven Attorneys to its Milwaukee and Madison Offices

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Names Joshua Levy Construction Services Team Co-Leader

Phillip Bower Article: "WDNR Releases Online Portal for Initial Endangered Species Review"

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. to Open Waukesha County Office; Expands Corporate and Environmental Teams

EPA Proposes Amendments to NSPS for Grain Elevators

EPA Offers Grain Handlers Extended Comment Period

Phillip Bower Article: "EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register"

EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register

Mindi Giftos Featured in Madison Magazine: "A Q&A With Mindi Giftos - The Intellectual Property and Technology Law Attorney Talks Running Socks, Speed Limits and Helping Young Women Gain Confidence"

Kate Bechen Interviewed by In Business: "Celebrity Photos Rain From iCloud … Is Your Data Secure in the Stratosphere?"

Madison Health Care Attorney Named Interim CEO of National Health Care Association