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Children’s Law Center names Polsinelli ‘Firm of the Year’

Maria Speth

The Children’s Law Center has named Polsinelli as its 2015 Law Firm of the Year, for the second time in the past three years. The firm was honored at a recent reception and pro bono awards ceremony put on by the Volunteer Lawyers Program, a civil law project of Community Legal Services and the Maricopa… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Businesses may be forced to reveal pay practices

The gender gap

The federal government announced its intent to gather additional pay information from larger employers, forcing all businesses with more than 100 workers to provide detailed information about their pay practices in an effort to address gender discrimination. If the president’s plan moves forward as expected, employers will be subject to a heightened pay transparency standard… Read More →

Frutkin Law attorney named as Top One Percent member

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Ben Himmelstein, partner at The Frutkin Law Firm, has been selected as a member of Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). The NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence by recognizing attorneys who elevate the standards of the legal practice. Himmelstein, who was named… Read More →

D. French Advisors to host panel on choosing right firm

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D. French Advisors is hosting a panel for attorneys who may be still seeking the perfect firm to work for to hone their practice skills. The May 26 panel at the Camby Hotel, will have a panel of lawyers who will talk about their career path, and how certain firms will help a lawyer hone their… Read More →

Quarles & Brady attorney named 2016 ‘Legal Eagle’

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced Wednesday that Phoenix partner Jeffrey H. Wolf has been named a Legal Eagle honoree for 2016 by Franchise Times magazine. Legal Eagle honorees are attorneys who are viewed as the best franchise lawyers, at the top of their games, nominated by their peers, clients and the Franchise Times’ editorial board as the rainmakers,… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016

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Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli earns defense verdict

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Michael Halvorson and David Potts, attorneys at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, obtained a defense verdict in favor of AAA Members Insurance Company in a two-week trial concerning a pedestrian-vehicle accident near Pinnacle High School in September 2012. The Plaintiff, a 15 year old sophomore at Pinnacle High School, was leaving a high school football game… Read More →

Quarles & Brady named best firm for female attorneys

Nicole Stanton is managing partner of Quarles & Brady's Phoenix office.

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP – which has offices in Phoenix and Scottsdale – has been named the “Best BigLaw Firm For Female Attorneys” by Law360, underscoring its ongoing commitment to gender equality in the legal profession and workplace. In addition to its top ranking, Quarles & Brady is the only… Read More →

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham expands insurance practice

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Jennings, Haug & Cunningham is pleased to announce that the firm has added Jennifer Erickson as a partner and Shawdy Banihashemi as an associate, expanding the firm’s insurance defense practice. Ms. Erickson has more than 20 years of experience representing personal and commercial line insurance carriers in coverage, first party and bad faith matters, as… Read More →

Polsinelli attorneys earn Super Lawyers status

Fennemore Craig

National law firm Polsinelli had 12 attorneys from its Phoenix office selected for inclusion in the 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes… Read More →

Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys named to Super Lawyers

Coppersmith Brockelman

Coppersmith Brockelman, a Phoenix law firm, announced that 12 of its 20 attorneys have been honored as 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service honoring accomplished attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and… Read More →

Ballard Spahr marks milestone with diversity scholarship

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Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $125,000 gift to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The first scholarship from the Ballard Spahr Diversity Scholarship—$25,000 for one year of tuition—will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year, and the recipient will be known as the Ballard… Read More →

Get ready! White collar overtime rules are coming

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On Monday, March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) sent its final rule revising the white collar overtime exemption regulations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB’s review is the final step in the regulatory process before the revised regulations are… Read More →