Phoenix, November 29, 2011

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

Arizona 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). Finalists and winners will be recognized  Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during a ceremony and dinner at the Ritz Carlton Downtown Phoenix.

Finalists will also be profiled in the January issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Finalists in each category will be recognized for extraordinary legal skill and achievement across a full range of in-house responsibility, exemplary leadership, and for contributions to the Arizona community at large. Categories include:

  • Public Company (large)
  • Public Company (small)
  • Private Company (large)
  • Private Company (small)
  • Nonprofit Company
  • Government/Municipal/Public Sector
  • Up-­and-­Comer
  • In-house Law Department of Year
  • Litigator of the Year
  • Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year

“The role that in-house counsel plays is so crucial to the success of a business,” said Michael Gossie, managing editor of Arizona Business Magazine. “Excellent corporate counselors have to wear two hats, looking at issues from both legal and business perspectives. That’s why Arizona Business Magazine thought that the vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business should be recognized and honored.”

Excellence in in-house counsel has never been recognized in Arizona. The excitement for this year’s’ event has  grown since the announcement of our finalists. The following companies have one or multiple nominations for this year’s 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

For more information on how to register for the event or for details on sponsorship opportunities, please call 602-277-6045 or visit AZnow.BIZ.

Download pdf version of this press release here.


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.