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Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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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

Cynthia Ricketts

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 →

Melanie Pate: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Melanie Pate

Melanie Pate, partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP Pate  received the firm’s John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award in 2016 and is former chief counsel of the Arizona Civil Rights Division in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Advice: “Focus on listening to your clients’ needs and providing practical solutions that mitigate risk… Read More →

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP McNeil Staudenmaier is nationally recognized in the areas of Native American Law, Gaming Law and Business Litigation. She represents tribes, tribal entities and businesses who engage in commercial transactions with tribes and tribal entities. Advice: “Maintain your reputation. Once lost or tarnished, it is difficult to repair. Never give… Read More →

Nicholle Harris: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Nicholle Harris

Nicholle Harris, partner, Gust Rosenfeld Harris represents municipalities across Arizona in various legal issues. She serves on Gust Rosenfeld’s Diversity Committee and was recently named a Top Minority Business Leader by Az Business magazine. Advice: “Remain flexible because the client issues you deal with vary from day to day. Don’t shy away from unchartered territory. I’ve expanded… Read More →

Karen S. Gaylord: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Karen S. Gaylord

Karen S. Gaylord, partner, Jennings, Haug & Cunningham Gaylord has been recognized as one of Arizona’s top environmental lawyers by her peers, clients and the business community. Municipalities, water providers, businesses and individuals rely on her to counsel them on environmental and natural resources matters related to their business operations and new developments. Gaylord is also… Read More →

Roxann Gallagher: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Roxann Gallagher

Roxann Gallagher, attorney, Sacks Tierney P.A. Gallagher’s practice focuses on business and finance, public finance and Indian law, with an emphasis on economic development. She is board chair for Native American Connections. Advice: “Take advantage of the gifts that most women innately possess … including the ability to think strategically, work collaboratively, focus on minute details without… Read More →

Jaime R. Daddona: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Jaime R. Daddona

Jaime R. Daddona, partner, Squire Patton Boggs Daddona’s practice focuses on corporate matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, securities offerings and compliance, and corporate governance. She is also active in community and charitable organizations and is a director of My Help Button, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention. Advice: “Work harder and smarter… Read More →

Roopali Desai: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Roopali Desai

Roopali Desai, partner, Coppersmith Brockelman Desai is among the state’s top election and government law attorneys, as well as a sought-after commercial litigator. Advice: “Even if you are not sure of yourself or have doubts about your abilities, take a risk because you will inevitably surprise yourself and those around you, and it will lead to… Read More →

Christina Burroughs: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Christina Burroughs

Christina Burroughs, managing partner at MRA Associates Burroughs leads the private client practice at MRA Associates. Delivering excellence with passion, the team serves families’ best interests through sophisticated wealth planning. Advice: “Align yourself with an organization whose unwavering objective is to serve clients’ interests above everything else. Pay attention to those who have gone before, and help… Read More →

Susan Brichler Trujillo: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Susan Brichler-Trujillo

Susan Brichler Trujillo, partner, Quarles & Brady Trujillo serves as chair of the Quarles & Brady Phoenix Health Law Group. Her practice focuses on health law, litigation and dispute resolution. Advice: “Understand people – and how to effectively manage human relationships. Also know that empathy plays a huge role in effective leadership.” Surprising fact: “I have a giant –… Read More →

Gust Rosenfeld named to Best Small and Mid-sized Firms list

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Gust Rosenfeld has been named as one of the top 150 small and midsized law firms in the United States by Vault. Gust Rosenfeld is one of only three law firms with offices in Arizona to be included on this year’s list.  Vault’s Top 150 Under 150 list recognizes leading law firms with less than… Read More →