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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

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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

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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?

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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 →

General counsel starting to take lead with IT compliance

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Move over IT department. Somebody call legal. From hacks to crashes, it’s not so unusual for a data breach or a security threat to completely shut down company businesses. And these days, it’s not a question of if, but when. So, companies have been taking notice. And it’s not just the IT department that’s getting the… Read More →

Bob Brown’s Christmas Constitutional Law Quiz

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Want some interesting tidbits for the upcoming holiday and Christmas parties? Try this quiz—you may be surprised at some of these answers. Bob Brown from Gallagher & Kennedy put this quiz together. It’s kind of tough. Do you have what it takes? History Quiz – True or False? 1. Sol Invictus (“The Unconquered Sun”) was… Read More →

Is tech sinking your business? Here’s how you can protect your company

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Technology is a disrupting force, continuously bringing a wave of both good and bad to businesses, our personal lives and everything in between — whether we want it to or not. Pokémon Go levied questions about workplace productivity; while smart watches, cloud computing and employees bringing their own technology devices into the workplace raise concerns about cybersecurity… Read More →

Fennemore Craig expands environmental practice

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Fennemore Craig‘s Phoenix office added Darcy Elgin to the team, who will be working on environmental compliance and litigation. “The firm continuously seeks to add exceptional lawyers, and we are pleased to welcome Darcy to our team,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are confident that Darcy will be a strong contributor towards the firm’s continuing efforts… Read More →

Nicole Stanton appointed to James E. Rogers College of Law board

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The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the James E. Rogers College of Law. Members of the Board work to serve as both advisors to, and ambassadors for, the college, meeting once a year to discuss… Read More →

How to avoid a holiday party fiasco

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

It’s that time of year again. I, for one, am ready to bring on the holiday cheer, decorate for the holidays and listen to non-stop holiday music until my ears bleed. Why? Because it also means that I’ll soon be watching my favorite Christmas movie, “Love Actually” (yes, it’s considered a Christmas movie) and wrapping… Read More →

Az Business’ Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona nominations open

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Each year, Az Business magazine publishes its list of the  “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona.” The 2017 list will run in the March 2017 issue of Az Business magazine. The Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona are selected by Az Business magazine’s editorial team along with a panel of industry experts. Factors taken into account for selection… Read More →

Fennemore Craig expands its Phoenix office


Fennemore Craig, added two lawyers to its practice. Madison Major and Mario Vasta have joined the firm’s Phoenix office. “It is a pleasure to welcome Madison and Mario to the firm,” Steve Good, said managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “In a legal environment in which exceeding expectations is paramount, we are confident that Madison and Mario will apply their considerable energy and intellect… Read More →

7 things needed to implement Arizona’s new paid sick time law

by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal | Workforce

Now that Prop. 206 has passed, here is a comprehensive analysis of the Paid Sick Time provision (PST) and primer on what Arizona employers need to know — and do — to get ready before July 1, 2017, when the law takes effect. Who Is Covered?  Employers: Virtually every private employer with employees in Arizona,… Read More →