Law Firm Charges U Of Wisconsin $43,700 For Two Chadima Investigations

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A law firm charged UW-Madison about $43,700 to conduct two investigations into the actions of a UW-Madison athletic official who resigned amid a sexual assault allegation, according to invoices released to the State Journal on Tuesday.

Interim UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward hired Patrick Fiedler, a former Dane County Circuit judge and now an attorney with the law firm Axley Brynelson, to conduct the inquiries into John Chadima.

According to the invoices, Fiedler's work spanned from January 9 to March 26 and involved meetings and interviews with UW officials, witnesses and reporters.

Fiedler's first report, which was released in late January, revealed that a student employee accused Chadima of making unwanted sexual advances at a party in Los Angeles before the Rose Bowl. Chadima resigned as senior associate athletic director before the report was released.

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