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UA Law launches pro bono program for Arizona inventors

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office designated the Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic in the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law as Arizona’s pro bono hub to serve inventors across the state in need of legal assistance. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s pro bono program is designed to help financially under-resourced independent inventors, small businesses… Read More →

Judges say plan to split 9th Circuit could backfire, spark court delays

9th Circuit

Judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized plans to split the massive Western circuit in two, telling a House committee Thursday that doing so would cost taxpayers money while slowing down the judicial process. Backers of the plan claim that the heavy caseload in the circuit, which includes Arizona and eight other… Read More →

What is an attorney-client relationship?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Understanding the attorney-client relationship is vital to protecting yourself, especially in the corporate context. Certain communications during an attorney-client relationship are privileged and protected from disclosure. Understanding how this relationship forms, the benefits, and implications of attorney-client relationship is essential when engaging an attorney. How an attorney-client relationship forms An attorney-client relationship forms when there… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ names 100 Best Companies in Arizona

It is the purpose of BestCompaniesAZ and our calling – and has been for 15 years. We knew that better workplaces would create better lives, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Although it wasn’t about the money, the financial success was proven to be a benefit for best companies. Ten years ago, we were excited… Read More →

Supreme Court Upholds Insider-Trading Conviction for “Relative or Friend” Tippee

Supreme Court

Bassam Salman was a Chicago-area grocery wholesaler. Michael Kara, a friend and relative-by-marriage, passed Salman confidential business information that Kara received from his brother, who was employed as an investment banker at Citigroup. Salman realized significant profits by knowingly trading on the non-public information he received, and as a result was indicted and subsequently convicted… Read More →

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner on the move

With more than 600,000 heart disease and obesity related deaths in the U.S. every year, office workers recognize they sit too much.  So to help motivate its employees, the Tempe law firm of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner offered each of its employees a Fitbit, to stay heart healthy. “Attorneys and other office personnel are so… Read More →

2017 ACC Awards celebrate Arizona’s best in-house attorneys

ACC Awards

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new and ever-evolving knowledge-based economy. Thursday night, Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards).   Photos by Mike Mertes, Az Business magazine… Read More →

Arizona’s tourism industry gears up for legal challenges

by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

The numbers clearly prove that Arizona’s lodging and tourism industry flourishes as the state’s second-leading sector in terms of positive economic impact. Despite the success of this multi-billion-dollar industry, a subtle foe continues to attempt the throttle vitality of a thriving market. But Arizona is not alone in facing this threat. In December, Anderson Cooper… Read More →

Fennemore Craig to start using AI for legal research

Fennemore Craig is partnering with artificial intelligence technology company ROSS Intelligence to use artificial intelligence for the firm’s legal research. The firm will use this innovative artificial intelligence resource in the areas of intellectual property and bankruptcy with further development expected in the areas of tax as well as labor and employment in the coming year. Fennemore… Read More →

Az Business announces 2017 ACC Awards finalists

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new and ever-evolving knowledge-based economy. Az Business magazine is recognizing the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards). The 23 finalists and winners will be honored during… Read More →

Dawn Meidinger appointed environmental group chair at Fennemore Craig

Maria Speth

Fennemore Craig Phoenix office Partner Dawn Meidinger has been appointed as the new Practice Group Chair of the firm’s natural resources, energy and environmental law practice group. “Dawn possesses a deep knowledge of the law relating to natural resources, energy and the environment,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are proud to have her on… Read More →

Frutkin Law rebrands after Arizona Bar rule change

The Frutkin Law Firm has become the first Arizona practice to take advantage of the state bar’s trade name rule, and rebranded to Radix Law on Jan. 1 2017. There is a long tradition in the practice of law: the name of a firm includes the surnames of the most prominent partners. As law has become… Read More →

Indian gaming compacts panel set for Jan. 7 in Scottsdale

Tribal gaming compacts and case studies will be under the microscope in a Jan. 7 panel discussion led by Steve Hart of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie during the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Hart, leader of the firm’s Gaming practice group, will moderate “Tribal Gaming… Read More →

How do we attract young people to the legal industry?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

A career in law isn’t looking as attractive to young people as it might have before the age of slow growth, piling student debt and constant economic uncertainty. Between the fall of 2006 and the fall 2015, applications to American Bar Association accredited law schools decreased from 88,700 to 54,500, according to the Law School Admission… Read More →