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Carmen N. Couden is an associate with Foley & LardnerLLP. She is a member of the firm’s Labor & EmploymentPractice and Automotive Industry Team. As part of herpractice, Ms. Couden represents employers ininvestigatory proceedings before state agencies and inlegal actions in federal and state court.

During law school, Ms. Couden participated as a summerassociate with Foley & Lardner LLP. She also internedwith the Johnson County Attorney’s Office in Iowa City,Iowa, where she served as first chair on simplemisdemeanor bench and jury trials and negotiatednumerous plea agreements.

Ms. Couden earned her law degree from the University ofIowa College of Law and was awarded the College ofLaw’s Dean’s Achievement Award. While in law school,Ms. Couden served as a student writer and Articles Editorfor the Journal of Corporation Law and held officerpositions in various student organizations. Ms. Coudenreceived her Bachelor of Science degree in politicalscience from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Ms. Couden is licensed to practice in the state ofWisconsin and is admitted to the bars of the EasternDistrict of Wisconsin, the Northern and Southern Districtsof Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the SeventhCircuit. She is also a member of the Wisconsin BarAssociation, the American Bar Association, theAssociation for Women Lawyers, the Milwaukee YoungLawyers Association, the Hispanic National BarAssociation, the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association,and the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.

Ms. Couden’s civic involvements include membership inthe Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin, the Universityof Wisconsin-La Crosse Alumni Association, and theUniversity of Wisconsin-Richland Alumni Association.

Ms. Couden is the author of “The ThompsonMemorandum: A Revised Solution or Just a Problem?,”30 J. Corp. L. 405-423 (2005). She also is a contributorto the annual employment law treatise, The Law Guide -Employee Relations Law for Wisconsin Employers, publishedby MRA – The Management Association, Inc.

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