Phoenix, January 12, 2012

Event celebrates the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business.

Arizona Business Magazine and the Association of Corporate Counsel – Arizona Chapter celebrated the importance of in-house counsel and the role it plays in the success of companies’ success at the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards). Finalists and winners were honored Thursday, January 12, 2012  during a ceremony and dinner at the Ritz Carlton Downtown Phoenix.

Finalists were profiled in the January issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Finalists were recognized for extraordinary legal skill and achievement across a full range of in-house responsibilities, exemplary leadership, and for contributions to the Arizona community at large. This is the first time xxcellence in in-house counsel has been recognized in Arizona.

Arizona Business Magazine recognized the following recipients as the 2012 Arizona Corporate Counsel Award winners:

Government/Municipal/Public Sector In – House Counsel of the Year – Jan Alfano, Senior Executive for Salt Ricer Project (SRP).

Nonprofit In – House Counsel of the Year – Cindy Sehr, Senior Counsel, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert

Small Private Company In-House Counsel of the Year – Virginia Llewellyn, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Barrett- Jackson Auction Co., LLC

Large Private Company In-House Counsel of the Year – Christopher Kevane, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rural/Metro Corporation

Small Public Company In-House Counsel of the Year – David Glynn, Chief Administration Officer and General Counsel, OneNeck IT Services Corporation

Large Public Company In-House Counsel of the Year – Mark Rogers, Associate General Counsel, Insight Enterprises, Inc.

Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year – Clarissa Cerda, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, LifeLock

Litigator of the Year – Mark Larson, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, Honeywell International

Up-and-Comer of the Year – Lukas Grabiec, Corporate Counsel, Intel Corporation

In-House Legal Department of the Year – ON Semiconductor

The following companies were finalists for the 2012 Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards:

  • AMERCO ( part of U-Haul International)
  • American Traffic Solutions
  • Apollo Group
  • ASM America INC
  • Barrett Jackson Auction Co, LLC
  • Catholic Healthcare West (Chandler Regional Medical Center)
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Danny’s Family Company
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems
  • Go Daddy Group
  • Honeywell International
  • Insight Enterprises, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kahala Corp
  • LifeLock
  • MD Helicopters
  • ON Semiconductor
  • OneNeck IT Services Corporation
  • Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.
  • Rural/ Metro Corporation
  • SRP
  • Tekco Management Group, LLC
  • The Dial Corporation
  • U-Haul International, Inc

Photos from the award ceremony are available online at Detailed profiles of the winners will be featured in the March/April issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Nominations for the 2013 Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards open July 2012. For more information on the event or for details on sponsorship opportunities, please call 602-277-6045 or visit AZnow.BIZ.

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About Arizona Business Magazine: In existence since 1985, Arizona Business Magazine is published bimonthly by AZ Big Media and has a circulation of 25,000 per issue. AZ Big Media also publishes AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate, Scottsdale Living, Ranking Arizona, Experience AZ and People to Know. It also hosts the Arizona Home & Building Expo, the BIG Green Expo & Conference and the Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show.