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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
LA KEISHA WRIGHT BUTLER, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MILWAUKEE FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSION, JOINS MAYNARD COOPER

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 1, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that La Keisha Wright Butler joined Maynard Cooper’s Correctional Litigation Practice Group as Of Counsel. She will focus her practice on general and complex litigation. La Keisha has extensive experience representing clients in the areas of governmental affairs, law enforcement, and civil rights litigation.

Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, La Keisha served as the Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission for the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she provided guidance on all policies and practices of the city’s police and fire departments. She independently conducted, monitored, and audited police investigations; provided legal review and analysis to identify issues; took proactive measures to minimize litigation in all aspects of personnel management, test development and examinations, hiring and promotions, and disciplinary actions; monitored daily operations; managed an annual budget of approximately $3 million; and supervised a staff of 14.

La Keisha also served as the Legislative Liaison Director and Assistant City Attorney for the City of Milwaukee. Prior to working for the City of Milwaukee, La Keisha was an attorney at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and practiced law at a firm in Louisville, KY.

“La Keisha’s experience in state government, both in law and in management, brings a unique and valuable perspective to Maynard Cooper’s growing Correctional Litigation practice,” said Correctional Litigation Practice Group Chair, Bill Lunsford. “We are excited for La Keisha to join our team as we continue to serve state and local agencies across our country.”

La Keisha obtained her J.D. from Vanderbilt University and has an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law. She earned her B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

About Maynard Cooper

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is a full-service law firm that resolves complex business challenges with integrated legal solutions drawn from more than 300 attorneys across the United States. The Firm collaborates with its clients to understand their businesses at a granular level, advocating to generate legal outcomes that advance stated business goals. Maynard serves clients across the United States and globally from its offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), New York (New York City), Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas), and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit maynardcooper.com.