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Ingold elected to Humane Society board

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Burch & Cracchiolo partner Susanne E. “Susie” Ingold has been elected to the board of directors of The Arizona Humane Society. She has been committed to AHS since 2005 and been a member of the “Compassion with Fashion” annual fundraising luncheon committee since 2010. Ingold has practiced at Burch & Cracchiolo for fifteen years concentrating… Read More →

Polsinelli Recognized for Employment Litigation Counsel

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October 14, 2013 by in Business News | Legal

Employers, both large and small, face an ever-growing web of workplace regulations and potential entanglements with employees. According to the BTI Litigation Outlook 2014 report, perhaps more than 90 percent of companies may need employment litigation representation in the coming year. To reach its conclusions, BTI Consulting Group of Wellesley, MA, conducted interviews with more… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber's IP Team earns No. 1 ranking

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October 9, 2013 by in Business News | Legal

Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s Intellectual Property Group received more mentions by Fortune 500 companies for IP litigation than any other firm in the United States, according to Corporate Counsel Magazine’s 2013 survey, “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies.”  The survey also recognized the firm’s patent prosecution practice. Michael McCue, Co-Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s IP Team earns No. 1 ranking

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October 9, 2013 by in Business News | Legal

Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s Intellectual Property Group received more mentions by Fortune 500 companies for IP litigation than any other firm in the United States, according to Corporate Counsel Magazine’s 2013 survey, “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies.”  The survey also recognized the firm’s patent prosecution practice. Michael McCue, Co-Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property… Read More →

Nelson Appointed to Boys & Girls Clubs' board

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The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced that attorney and shareholder Kevin P. Nelson was appointed as a Member of the Board of Governors to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.  Board members serve a minimum of one term (three years) and are responsible for serving on standing and special event… Read More →

Nelson Appointed to Boys & Girls Clubs’ board

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The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced that attorney and shareholder Kevin P. Nelson was appointed as a Member of the Board of Governors to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.  Board members serve a minimum of one term (three years) and are responsible for serving on standing and special event… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Announces New Phoenix Partners

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that the following Phoenix attorneys have been elected to partnership by the firm’s executive committee: Stanton E. Johnson is a commercial real estate lawyer with extensive experience in acquisitions and sales, development, leasing and property management. His experience includes representation of homebuilders, developers and… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Announces New Phoenix Partners

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that the following Phoenix attorneys have been elected to partnership by the firm’s executive committee: Stanton E. Johnson is a commercial real estate lawyer with extensive experience in acquisitions and sales, development, leasing and property management. His experience includes representation of homebuilders, developers and… Read More →

Andy Landeen joins Ryley Carlock

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite added attorney Andrea (Andy) Landeen to the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy, Lending and Commercial Litigation practice groups, where she will continue her practice of representing lenders and other creditors in pre- and post-judgment litigation. “We’re very excited about what Andy brings to the firm as well as our creditors’ rights… Read More →

Arizona attorneys open new Phoenix firm

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A new law firm, Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer (BFSO), recently opened its offices in the heart of Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor, with a focus on real estate, litigation and government relations services. Although the law firm itself is new, BFSO’s partners are longtime Arizona lawyers and colleagues who have handled cases for a wide spectrum… Read More →

Bryan Cave Partner Elected NAPABA President

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October 1, 2013 by in Business News | Legal

Bryan Cave Partner George Chen has been elected as President-Elect of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) for the fiscal year 2013-2014. He will be sworn into office on November 9, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. In 2014-2015, he will serve as President and will be sworn into office in November 2014 in… Read More →

Advice on doing background checks on potential employees

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September 29, 2013 by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

Many employers are surprised to learn that they should not automatically exclude an applicant based on a felony criminal record. Doesn’t an employer have a duty to protect other employees and customers? Employers do have an obligation to properly screen employees, but they should ensure that the screening does not run afoul of anti-discrimination laws.… Read More →

Zaragoza joins Polsinelli

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September 28, 2013 by in Business News | Legal

National law firm Polsinelli has added Juan Pablo G. Zaragoza to the firm’s Wealth Planning/Administration Practice as associate in the Phoenix office. Zaragoza has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, international estate planning, business succession planning, charitable planning and probate and trust administration. He is one of very few attorneys in the Southwest… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Phoenix Office Honored

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September 27, 2013 by in Business News | Legal

Lewis Roca Rothgerber announced that Partner Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr., Partner Richard N. Goldsmith and Paralegal Manager Christine Anderson will be honored with the Department of Defense Patriot Award for their support of the Guard and Reserve. The Patriot Award is given to supervisors in recognition of the support they provide individual soldiers/employees during their… Read More →

Aerospace & Defense Forum launches Arizona Chapter

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September 26, 2013 by in Business News | Legal | Tech

The Aerospace & Defense Forum, a global aerospace and defense organization promoting collaboration and commerce among industry leaders, has established an Arizona chapter which will launch in October. An impressive line-up of Arizona business leaders will lead the Arizona Chapter Steering Committee and host monthly meetings and networking events. The Phoenix meetings will be hosted… Read More →

Aerospace & Defense Forum launches Arizona Chapter

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September 26, 2013 by in Business News | Legal | Tech

The Aerospace & Defense Forum, a global aerospace and defense organization promoting collaboration and commerce among industry leaders, has established an Arizona chapter which will launch in October. An impressive line-up of Arizona business leaders will lead the Arizona Chapter Steering Committee and host monthly meetings and networking events. The Phoenix meetings will be hosted… Read More →

Melissa Ho Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List

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Melissa Ho, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of the national law firm Polsinelli, is among 100 exceptional minority attorneys under the age of forty named to the Western Regional “Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List”. The honorees represent some of the most promising and accomplished minority legal talent in the western United States. “It… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig Expands Phoenix Labor Practice

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September 23, 2013 by in Events | Featured | Legal | Women In Business

The Phoenix office of the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig, has expanded its Labor and Employment Practice, adding two seasoned shareholders to serve client demand. Three accomplished employment attorneys, all listed in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America, and two experienced associates, now comprise the firm’s growing Phoenix practice group. The group will… Read More →

G&K Attorney Joins Board of Children’s Museum

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Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm announced today that Andrea L. Stone has joined the Board of Directors for the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Children’s Museum Board of Directors is a professionally diverse group of community leaders who understand and value early childhood education. The mission of the Museum is… Read More →

G&K Attorney Joins Board of Children's Museum

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Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm announced today that Andrea L. Stone has joined the Board of Directors for the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Children’s Museum Board of Directors is a professionally diverse group of community leaders who understand and value early childhood education. The mission of the Museum is… Read More →

How Personal Employment Information Is Shared And Sold

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September 20, 2013 by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

In today’s competitive business world, employers constantly are seeking ways to increase efficiency and reduce cost.  One obvious option in this effort is outsourcing, and employers certainly should be free to delegate functions to third-party vendors when it makes sense to do so.  But what are the implications when outsourcing requires an employer to share… Read More →

The impact of the Supreme Court’s Windsor ruling

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September 17, 2013 by in Featured | Legal

Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) defined marriage under federal law as a legal union between one man and one woman. In June, the Supreme Court declared that provision unconstitutional in U.S. v. Windsor (No. 12-307, June 26, 2013). On Aug. 29, 2013, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS jointly… Read More →

The impact of the Supreme Court's Windsor ruling

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September 17, 2013 by in Featured | Legal

Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) defined marriage under federal law as a legal union between one man and one woman. In June, the Supreme Court declared that provision unconstitutional in U.S. v. Windsor (No. 12-307, June 26, 2013). On Aug. 29, 2013, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS jointly… Read More →

Steptoe Lawyers Receive Freedom of Information Award

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September 17, 2013 by in Business News | Legal

Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner David Bodney and associate Chris Moeser have received a 2013 Freedom of Information (FOI) Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association, consisting of 120-member newspapers throughout the state.  Messrs. Bodney and Moeser were recognized at a reception held September 14 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix. The winners of the… Read More →