Weiden to serve as interim legal director

February 12, 2013

Michael Weiden, a retired partner with the law firm Quarles & Brady, has been appointed as interim director of Office of Administrative Legal Services, Interim Chancellor David Ward announced. Weiden will begin March 1.

Weiden replaces Lisa Rutherford, who left earlier this month for a position at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Rutherford had led the Office of Administrative Legal Services since 2008.

“Michael Weiden has a wealth of experience at managing complex and challenging legal issues similar to those we face as a major public research university,” Ward said. “I have great confidence that Michael will excel in leading our legal team as we search for a permanent replacement.”

Weiden practiced in the areas of health and hospital administrative law. He has a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He was recognized in the Best Lawyers in America list from 1991 to 2007.

Weiden is currently vice chair of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority and has participated in mentoring programs at the Law School.