National Minority-Owned Law Firm Adds Employment Attorney

Kathleen M. Paustian joins Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP

Milwaukee, WI, August 29, 2007 --( Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, one of the nation’s largest minority-owned law firms in the United States, would like to announce that Kathleen M. Paustian has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Las Vegas office.

“We are pleased to have attracted the talent of Ms. Paustian. Her extensive experience in employment law, including corporate and commercial litigation, will serve as a tremendous asset to our firm and to our clients,” said Emery K. Harlan, Partner of the Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP Equal Opportunity & Employment Law Group.

Kathleen M. Paustian, focuses her practice on employment law. She defends employers against claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Ms. Paustian provides advisory counseling to clients with the goal of lawsuit avoidance. Her practice also includes corporate and commercial litigation.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and is a founder of The Women’s Forum. Ms. Paustian also serves on the boards of the Southern Nevada chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Nevada State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a charter member of the Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Program, having been appointed as a settlement judge by the Supreme Court in 1997. In 2002, she was appointed to the Nevada Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices and in 2003 was elected Vice-Chair. She is a member of the Nevada and Clark County Bar Associations and served on the Clark County Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee for eight years. Ms. Paustian is a member and former officer of the Southern Nevada Women Attorneys.

Ms. Paustian’s professional memberships include the Clark County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys. She is admitted to practice in Florida; Nevada; U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Ms. Paustian received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of South Dakota and a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law.

Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP ( is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and maintains offices in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada; and West Des Moines, Iowa. The firm provides corporations, governmental entities and individuals with a full spectrum of legal services. Among the firm's major clients are: Bank One, DuPont, Fifth Third Bank, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Midwest Airlines, Target Corporation, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

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