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Best Lawyers in America: Fennemore Craig

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Fennemore Craig has announced that 95 attorneys, 60 of which are in the firm’s Phoenix office, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Of the 60 attorneys recognized, six attorneys… Read More →

Stacey L. Lihn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Stacey L. Lihn, paralegal, Gallagher & Kennedy Lihn was the first parent elected as a public member of the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation. Lihn has been an effective advocate for cardiac and pediatric health care since 2009, when her daughter was diagnosed in utero with a severe congenital heart defect. Greatest accomplishment: “Mastering the art of… Read More →

Ryley Carlock attorneys earn Best Lawyers recognition

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that 18 attorneys have been ‎recognized in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. The attorneys recognized include: Arizona Fredric D. Bellamy (Information Technology Law and Technology Law) James E. Brophy (Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – Labor and Employment) John J. Fries (Bankruptcy and Creditor… Read More →

Nona Lee: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Nona Lee, senior vice president and general counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks Lee oversees all legal issues for the Diamondbacks. She has previously served as counsel for the Suns, Mercury and Rattlers, among others. Greatest accomplishment: “Building a career in the industry that connects my passion to my profession and loving what I do.” Childhood aspiration: “I… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins earns Best Lawyers recognition

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has seven attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices that were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. The lawyers on the 2016 list were reviewed by their peers on the basis of… Read More →

Polsinelli earns No. 1 ranking in healthcare law

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National law firm Polsinelli has claimed the top spot on Modern Healthcare’s 2015 Healthcare Law Firms Survey, acknowledging that Polsinelli has built the largest Health Care Practice in the nation. Modern Healthcare’s rankings are based on a blended score of health care lawyers employed in 2014 and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) memberships. “This recognition… Read More →

Carolyn J. Johnsen: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Carolyn J. Johnsen, partner, Dickinson Wright Johnsen focuses on business restructurings and creating complex plans, strategies and structures for multi-million dollar companies in multiple industries. She serves on the Smithsonian Libraries Board and co-chairs the national alumnae of the Direct Women Board Institute, dedicated to advancing women to serve on corporate boards. Greatest accomplishment: “Attaining… Read More →

Melissa Ho: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Melissa Ho, shareholder, Polsinelli Ho, who was included in Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List in 2013, practices law in the areas of government investigations and white-collar criminal defense.  Greatest accomplishment: “Being selected in 2014 for the Judge Learned Hand Award Emerging Leadership Award in recognition for my commitment to public and community service.” Childhood aspiration:… Read More →

Alisa Gray: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Alisa Gray, shareholder, Tiffany & Bosco Gray, a a certified yoga instructor at Desert Song Healing Arts Center, practices probate litigation and mediation. Greatest accomplishment: “Creating and maintaining balance among a thriving elder law practice, a young family, and yoga – a balance I draw on every day in my law practice, my teaching, and my… Read More →

Lori L. Winkelman: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Lori L. Winkelman, partner, Quarles & Brady LLP Winkelman is serving a three-year term as a Ninth Circuit lawyer representative; is vice president of Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court; and is among Southwest Super Lawyers’ Top 25 female lawyers. Childhood aspiration: “I was a late bloomer and didn’t go to law school until I was… Read More →

Ladder Down helps female attorneys rise in profession

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More women are becoming lawyers, but they are struggling to earn positions as equity partners and shareholders at their firms. “The real issue is that institutional obstacles have been in place that have made it very difficult for women to excel,” said Alison Christian, shareholder at Christian Dichter & Sluga. Christian and Beth Fitch, founding… Read More →

Quarles & Brady named to ‘Best Law Firms for Women’

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP has announced its recognition among the 50 Best Law Firms for Women 2015 by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers. This is the third consecutive year the firm, which has offices locally in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, has been honored. For several years, Working Mother magazine has honored… Read More →

Amy Abdo: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Amy Abdo, director, Fennemore Craig Abdo is a litigator focusing on business disputes, professional liability and employment litigation.  She is a member of Fennemore Craig’s five-person Management Committee and serves as Litigation Section Chair. Greatest accomplishment: “My first mentor – a brilliant and talented attorney – enthusiastically referred one of his top clients to me.” Childhood… Read More →

Ranking Arizona voting for 2016 ends tomorrow

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona lets Arizona companies prove they’re among the 10 best in their industries. Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business, which is published annually by AZ Big Media, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in… Read More →