John Shutkin award

CliftonLarsonAllen’s John Shutkin has been honored with a Best Corporate Counsel — Private Company Award given by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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John Shutkin Honored With Top Corporate Counsel Award

  • 12/7/2012

John Shutkin Honored With Top Corporate Counsel Award

Milwaukee — December 7, 2012 — CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 certified public accounting and consulting firms, announced John Shutkin has been honored with a Best Corporate Counsel — Private Company Award given by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

The Top Corporate Counsel awards were designed to recognize lawyers who:

  • Work at companies throughout the Milwaukee region.
  • Help drive the success of their firms by providing valuable input.
  • Are active on the boards of Milwaukee-area charities and nonprofits and offer valuable legal advice to these important community organizations.

Shutkin was honored with the award on November 29, 2012, and was one of three recipients in the private company category.

“We congratulate John on receiving this prestigious award,” said Kris McMasters, chief executive officer. “It’s hard to believe that I once cautioned John about pursuing the general counsel position with our firm. But he convinced me that we really needed to hire him — and he was right.”

Shutkin is located in CLA’s Milwaukee headquarters and is the sole point of contact for all legal issues related to the firm. He supports the firm’s top management as well as its nearly 550 partners. Shutkin received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City. He is currently president-elect of the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund and a board member of Ways to Work.


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