Stacy Gerber Ward | von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Stacy Gerber Ward is a Shareholder, Leader of the Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations Section, and Co-Chair of the Health Law Section. Stacy represents clients facing government enforcement matters, conducts internal investigations to respond to government investigations, and litigates government related issues. In the health care area, Stacy assists clients with an array of health care transactional and operational issues. She is certified in health care compliance by the Compliance Certification Board and helps clients evaluate and respond to compliance related matters, design and implement compliance programs, conduct compliance reviews, and advise on disclosure obligations. Stacy has more than 14 years of experience serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and served as the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division.
Joseph Russell | von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Joe Russell is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He has broad experience in commercial, constitutional and environmental matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitrations in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. In addition to his courtroom practice, Joe represents corporations, management and individuals in connection with government investigations (both federal and state), enforcement actions, internal investigations and liability reviews. The subjects of these investigations and reviews range from fraud to data breaches to sexual misconduct. Joe serves as the firm’s Ethics Counsel and he also serves as Chair of the Wisconsin lawyer regulation system’s Board of Administrative Oversight, which monitors the fairness, effectiveness and efficiency of the attorney regulation system in Wisconsin.
Christopher Avallone | von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Chris Avallone is an attorney in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. Chris represents a diverse group of clients in complex civil lawsuits, governmental investigations, and appeals. Chris is experienced in all aspects of litigation—seeking early resolution through pre-suit negotiation, filing or responding to complaints, conducting discovery efficiently, briefing pre and post-trial issues, working with experts, trying cases, and pursuing or defending appeals. Before joining von Briesen, Chris served as a law clerk to Justice Shirley Abrahamson of The Wisconsin Supreme Court.