Husch Blackwell declined to say Thursday whether it knew before this week that one of its partners had pleaded guilty to a battery charge, prompting a June 26 reprimand by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and leading to his ouster from the firm this week.

Jeffrey McIntyre, a commercial litigator, was charged with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct in January 2018. Prosecutors said he and two women at a downtown Madison, Wisconsin, bar were unhappy when closing time came around, and that one of the women pulled down her pants and urinated on the floor, laughing at the bar manager.

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