AG Schimel Announces New Consumer Protection Unit Director
MADISON, Wis. – Assistant Attorney General Duane Harlow has been appointed by Attorney General Brad Schimel to lead the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Consumer Protection & Antitrust Unit. Harlow was previously the deputy director of the Civil Litigation Unit.
"Duane has earned a lot of respect from his colleagues and our partners outside of DOJ for his leadership and legal skills,” said Attorney General Schimel. “Duane’s experience will serve the state well as he leads a team of attorneys and investigators in enforcing the state’s consumer protection and antitrust laws.”
Harlow, a Stoughton native, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in political science, now resides in Waunakee. Harlow received his law degree from The Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. After graduation, Harlow went into private practice in Beloit, Wis., where he conducted many bench and jury trials in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and family law. Harlow joined the Wisconsin Department of Justice in 2006 where he focused on eminent domain, employment, and general civil litigation. In 2014, Harlow was appointed to be deputy unit director of the Civil Litigation Unit. Harlow resides in Waunakee with his wife, Lisa, and two daughters.
Harlow replaces Frank Sullivan as unit director of the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Unit. Sullivan was recently appointed to lead the Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit at DOJ. Assistant Attorney General Kate Spitz will fill the Civil Litigation Unit Deputy Director position that was vacated by Harlow.