Richard M. Esenberg comes to Marquette University Law School as an accomplished practitioner. For the past ten years, Professor Esenberg served as Vice President and General Counsel of Rite Hite Holding Corporation in Milwaukee. From 1981 to 1997, he was an associate and then partner at Foley & Lardner.
Professor Esenberg has overseen international acquisitions and business expansions throughout Europe, Latin America, and Canada. He also has served as lead trial counsel in major intellectual property and advertising litigation and as trial counsel in numerous public-law cases.
Professor Esenberg recently published "You Cannot Lose If You Choose Not to Play: Toward a More Modest Establishment Clause," 12 Roger Williams Law Review 1 (2006). Professor Esenberg is an occasional community columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and publishes a blog, “Shark and Shepherd”.