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Quarles & Brady Launches Privacy and Security Blog

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, which has three offices across Arizona in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, today announced that the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Team has launched Safe & Sound, a blog that provides a practical, business-focused discussion of the legal issues relating to the privacy and security of a… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy earns distinction

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that it has been named a “Highly Recommended Arizona Litigation Firm” in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. In addition, six Gallagher & Kennedy shareholders have been named 2015 “Local Litigation Stars” in the rankings. Gallagher… Read More →

How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

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On Friday October 17, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of? 1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and handbooks. If a generic definition, such as “spouse” is used, there should not be a need to update. However,… Read More →

Bryan Cave Elects Kyle Hirsch to Partnership

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By a vote of the partnership, the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has elected 14 new lawyers to partnership in the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2015, including one new partner in Phoenix. Kyle Hirsch practices with the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups. Hirsch’s practice primarily focuses on defending… Read More →

Marriage Equality Coming to Arizona

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Today U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick ruled against Arizona’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making Arizona the latest state to see such a ban struck down in court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June. “This is a wonderful day for Arizona,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Today’s… Read More →

Keating Joins NewLAWu.s. as Member Attorney

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NewLAWu.s., an innovative, national law firm with a high quality, cost-effective business model, announced that Kristina R. Keating has joined the firm as a member attorney, to practice in Arizona. Keating has practiced with NewLAWu.s. as an affiliate attorney since its inception within the real estate and business law and transactions groups. Before joining NewLAWu.s.,… Read More →

Michelle Morris Joins Sherman & Howard

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The law firm of Sherman & Howard announced that Michelle M. Morris has joined its Phoenix office as a Member of the Business and Corporate Department. She brings more than 15 years’ experience to the firm. Michelle’s practice focuses on intellectual property and trademark matters, including development and implementation of brand strategies, trademark prosecution and… Read More →

U.N. taps Arizona Summit Law School prof to design system

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Arizona Summit Law School professor and founding faculty member Steven Gonzales was invited by the United Nations to assist the Industrial Court of Botswana on the development of the court’s alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system. Professor Gonzales will advise the court on effective mediation and arbitration policies and practices, as well as provide comprehensive mediation… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Adds 2 Partners in Tucson Office

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that two of its associate attorneys in Tucson have been admitted as partners as a result of excellent performance and the promise of generating strong future value for the firm and its clients. They are: Elizabeth Fella, who practices in the firm’s Bankruptcy &… Read More →

Tyler Joins Watton at NewLAWu.s.

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NewLAWu.s., an innovative, national law firm with a high quality, cost-effective business model, announced that Karen E. Tyler has joined the firm as an attorney to practice in Arizona among attorneys such as Brooke K. A. Watton. Tyler has extensive experience in environmental, water and utility law, representing both business clients and governmental agencies. She… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Grows Insurance, Construction Practices

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The law firm of Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. announced that C. Cole Crabtree and Erick Durlach both joined the firm as partners, bringing a variety of knowledge and expertise to the firm. Crabtree’s practice areas include construction defect, products liability, professional liability, personal injury and general insurance defense litigation. He represents both design professionals including… Read More →

How Does ‘Vaping’ Fit Into Workplace Smoking Bans?

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In 2006, Arizonans made their voices heard by passing the Smoke-Free Act, which prohibits smoking tobacco products in places of employment, but where do electronic cigarettes and “vaping” — the act of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette — fit into the equation? In the past 8 years e-cigarettes have become… Read More →

G&K’s Antonuccio Elected to Phoenix Day’s Board

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that associate Laura E. Antonuccio has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Phoenix Day. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in November 2015, Phoenix Day is the oldest, continuously operating early childhood education and youth development center in Arizona. It provides affordable education and childcare… Read More →

Could fantasy football land you in jail?

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September 26, 2014 by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Legal | Sports

With football season here, fantasy leagues are scoring big with sports fans. But, what may throw many Arizonans for a loss is many sports fans’ favorite pastime can also be a crime. The multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry is illegal in Arizona, creating potential legal risks and gray areas for fantasy sport enthusiasts. Since fantasy… Read More →