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Who is Arizona’s most effective corporate counsel?

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new economy. Az Business magazine in partnering with the State Bar of Arizona, ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel to recognize the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the… Read More →

Unclear bankruptcy laws may add hurdles for nonprofits


Nonprofit bankruptcy laws have room for improvement, writes Scott K. Brown, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, in “Confirming a Plan of Reorganization for a Nonprofit Debtor” in the 2016 edition of the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. Brown and co-author Evan C. Hollander note that “the term ‘nonprofit’ is not defined in… Read More →

Despite lawsuit threats, non-ADA compliance is discrimination

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An organization calling itself Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) has filed about 1,500 lawsuits this year and sent another 42,000 warning notices about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) non-compliance, drawing the ire of small businesses across the Valley. Most notices concern parking lot violations such as the lack of a van accessible space or… Read More →

Is cognitive bias a problem for legal system?

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Within the American justice system, there are multiple factors that cause wrongful convictions. One of those factors that most do not consider is cognitive bias, a simple flaw in the system that has the potential to cost a person their freedom.  “I think cognitive bias comes in many forms, and we all suffer from it. … Read More →

Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: Lovitt & Touché

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Lovitt & Touché Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Charles Touché, CEO What it does: Insurance agency offering personal lines, property and liability protection, employee benefits, claims administration, workers compensation and more. Admirable quality: Recognizing the changing healthcare landscape, Lovitt & Touché developed a proprietary private healthcare exchange, ClearPath Prime, to better serve small and… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Quarles & Brady

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Quarles & Brady Most Admired Company: 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Nicole Stanton, office managing partner What it does: Full-service law firm for businesses and individuals. Admirable quality: The firm’s Wellness Committee nurtures employee health, increases day-to-day workplace satisfaction, enhances productivity and results in long-term, measurable improvement in employee wellness, along with reduced medical… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Fennemore Craig

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Fennemore Craig Most Admired Company: 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Stephen Good, managing partner What it does: A full-service law firm for businesses. Admirable quality: Through the firm’s involvement in Arizona’s water law, tax policy, telecommunications services, and mining and transportation industries, Fennemore Craig has played an instrumental role in moving the region’s economy forward. The… Read More →

Florence Project honors Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project named Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as its Law Firm Partner of the Year in recognition of the firm’s long-standing pro bono support. The Florence Project also presented Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney Brian Kim with the Children’s Program Pro Bono of the Year award for persevering through… Read More →

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner makes Best Lawyers list

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Three Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. lawyers, Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most respected referral lists of attorneys in practice. Nussbaum was selected in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law,… Read More →

108 Arizona companies make Inc. 5000 list


A total of 108 Arizona companies earned spots on the Inc. 5000 list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for 2016. Criteria for earning admission to the 2016 Inc. 5000’s list include required businesses to: • Be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

271 Arizona attorneys make 2017 Best Lawyers in America list

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Arizona is home to a robust legal industry, and as a result many lawyers from the Valley and state have made it to the 2017 list of Best Lawyers in America. Here are 271 lawyers representing seven law firms in Arizona that have made it to this year’s list: Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. Daniel Cracchiolo, Personal Injury… Read More →

Cynthia A. Ricketts: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Cynthia A. Ricketts, co-founding partner, Sacks, Ricketts & Case LLP Ricketts, a lifelong resident of Phoenix, focuses her practice on complex consumer and employment class action defense and commercial litigation matters. Prior to founding her firm, Ricketts was the most senior woman partner at DLA Piper. Advice: “Don’t expect it to be easy. Work hard and develop… Read More →

Cathy Reece: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Cathy Reece

Cathy Reece, director, Fennemore Craig Reece chairs Fennemore Craig’s Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Group focusing on loan workouts,  distressed asset sales, complex restructures of real estate, mining, operating companies, among others. She is recognized  in Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation and Legal Advisor of the Year by M&A Advisor. Advice: “Learn to think outside the… Read More →