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U.N. taps Arizona Summit Law School prof to design system

mediation - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

Arizona Summit Law School professor and founding faculty member Steven Gonzales was invited by the United Nations to assist the Industrial Court of Botswana on the development of the court’s alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system. Professor Gonzales will advise the court on effective mediation and arbitration policies and practices, as well as provide comprehensive mediation… Read More →

Fisher & Phillips Adds New Practice Group


Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has formed a new Government Solutions Practice Group to help employers who are faced with a fluid and evolving legislative and regulatory regime at the federal, state and local levels of government. The practice focuses on labor and employment legislation and regulations in areas such as: workplace discrimination;… Read More →

Gap is Narrowing on Immigration Reform

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by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

Various Arizona Chamber and business leaders have made numerous visits to Washington, D.C. over the years to push for reform of our nation’s badly broken immigration system. As a border state, we understand this issue well. For years, the business community in Arizona has been pressing Congress and the Administration for a secure border, workable… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig Expands Phoenix Labor Practice

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 →

I love it when a plan comes together

by in Blogs | Featured | Politics

This is a heady time for supporters of real immigration reform. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including our own John McCain and Jeff Flake, have announced their support for a framework of sweeping changes that have long been supported by Arizona’s – and the nation’s – business community. It is natural that Senators McCain… Read More →

Tackle Popular Immigration Reforms Now

by in Business News | Politics

Following the results of the election, there appears to be a real window in Washington, D.C. to do something meaningful on immigration. The just reelected president has made immigration reform a first tier priority.  And many Republicans believe that dealing with this issue is essential to restoring to their party some attractiveness with the two… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: LawLogix Group


LawLogix Group earned the Gary L. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. In 2000, LawLogix co-founder Brian Taylor was sitting at a Burger King near the consulate in Nogales, Mexico,… Read More →

Steptoe Associate Honored For Pro Bono Work

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Steptoe associate Kevin Fincel has been named a recipient of the Children’s Law Center Clinic Attorney of the Year Award by the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP). The award honors Fincel’s exceptional pro bono service to teens and young adults with limited access to legal services. Justice W. Scott Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court and former Chief… Read More →

In Troubled Times, Meeting Planners Are Learning To Be Advocates For Their Industry

Meeting Planners Are Learning To Be Advocates - AZ Business Magazine Sep/Oct 2010

Politics, economic setbacks and disasters of all kinds pose constant threats to the meetings industry. But increasingly, MPI, its members and others associated with meeting planning, are taking steps to be advocates for their industry before problems arise. Christine Duffy, president and CEO of Maritz Travel Company in St. Louis, wants her peers to “pay… Read More →

We Need Immigration Reform, Not Immigration Hype

by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

SB 1070. It has been a few months since it passed, making Arizona the focus of so much national attention. As I have listened to Arizona, the entire country, and even some international Latina singers debate the issue, I have found ironies on both sides. First, on the pro-SB 1070 side: Republicans (especially Arizona Republicans… Read More →

Don’t Expect A Second Gubernatorial Debate

Gov. Jan Brewer showed poorly in debate
by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

The candidates for governor will have one debate this year and it was last night. Who won? Well, any answer to that is subjective. Most news agencies (and friends on Facebook) are reporting that Gov. Jan Brewer showed poorly. She seemed uncomfortable right from the start, and I even discussed with one friend whether she… Read More →

Legal Arizona Workers Act Does Not Cause Expected Upheaval

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In 2007, the state of Arizona made its first foray into “immigration reform” when it passed the Legal Arizona Workers Act. However, before the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA) even became effective on Jan. 1, 2008, the Legislature went to work on amending the statute, presumably to “cure” some of the more controversial aspects of… Read More →