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Coppersmith Brockelman adds 5 top attorneys

Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, added five attorneys to its ranks in the last year, providing depth and expertise in the practice areas of complex litigation, employment, insurance and health care law.

“One key to the firm’s success over the past 20 years has been the quality of our lawyers. Our clients can rely on smart, ethical lawyers providing high-quality work product and great client service,” said Kent Brockelman, managing partner of Coppersmith Brockelman. “Those lawyers are hard to find, but Kathy, John, Kristen, Lisa and Andy exceed those criteria, and expand our expertise in certain core practice areas. Plus they are great people we are proud to introduce as our colleagues and friends.”

  • Kathy Steadman is one of the state’s leading practitioners in the areas of employee benefits, pension, insurance and other regulatory matters. She has 25 years of experience representing clients in their dealings with Arizona regulatory agencies and in connection with state and federal compliance matters. She also provides representation to municipalities and other public entities in connection with public pension issues and disputes, and serves as an expert witness in insurance regulatory and employee benefit matters.
  • John DeWulf brings more than 30 years of experience in complex commercial litigation. He has been recognized for many years by Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Bet-the-Company Litigation and Securities Litigation.  He is also recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers (Southwest) and other publications in multiple categories. DeWulf has tried cases in state and federal courts in the areas of contracts, business torts, trade secrets, real estate, securities, intellectual property, and partnership.
  • Kristen Rosati focuses on health care law with deep experience in HIPAA compliance and data breaches, electronic health record roll-outs, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, clinical trials contracting, biobanking, and big data. Her professional accolades include service as president of the American Health Lawyers Association, recognition by Best Lawyers as Arizona Health Care “Lawyer of the Year” (2014) and being named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business (2013) by Arizona Business Magazine.
  • Lisa Acevedo provides strategic counsel in the areas of federal health privacy and security laws as well as state laws governing the confidentiality of health information, medical records, mental health records, and other highly sensitive information. She also advises on other data privacy and security related issues, including compliance with COPPA, GINA and with FTC requirements.  Acevedo’s work has been recognized by Super Lawyers (Illinois), Chicago Magazine and other publications.
  • Andy Gaona is a five-year lawyer who comes from a national law firm. He provides depth to our political and election law practice.  He also has experience in complex commercial litigation, appeals, white-collar criminal prosecutions and civil forfeiture claims.  He was recognized in 2014 by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in business litigation.
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Chambers USA recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman

Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, and seven of its lawyers have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, an annual guide to the nation’s best attorneys and legal firms. 

The 20-lawyer firm earned rankings in the Labor & Employment and Health Care practice areas, and individual attorneys were named Leaders in their Field in four areas:

• James J. Belanger: Litigation-White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

• Kent Brockelman: Labor & Employment

• Kimberly A. Fatica: Labor & Employment

• Keith Beauchamp: Litigation-General Commercial

• John DeWulf: Litigation-General Commercial

• Karen Owens: Health Care

• Kristen Rosati: Health Care

“It is an honor to again be included in Chambers USA, as it underscores our focus on providing top-quality services for our clients,said Kent Brockelman, the firm’s managing partner. “We’re very pleased that so many of our partners have been recognized by Chambers, one of the premier guides for evaluating lawyers and the quality of the services they provide.”

The Chambers Guides have been ranking top law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions worldwide. A team of 150 full-time editors and researchers conduct in-depth interviews and independent research to develop Chambers’ annual directories. The ranking of Coppersmith Brockelman and the firm’s attorneys in Chambers USA is based on their experience, depth of legal knowledge, effectiveness, ability and client service.

To learn more about Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys and practice areas, visit www.cblawyers.com.

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Four RDP attorneys honored as Best Lawyers

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, said four attorneys have been honored as 2015 Best Lawyers®.

The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession, now in its 20th edition. Attorneys who are recognized as Best Lawyers® are confidentially evaluated by their peers. Attorneys from Roshka DeWulf & Patten who received the 2015 honor are:

· Michael Patten – communications law, energy law, and administrative/regulatory law. In addition, Patten has been honored as Best Lawyers’ 2015 Phoenix Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
· Paul Roshka, Jr. – commercial litigation, litigation – regulatory enforcement (SEC, telecom, energy), and litigation – securities.
· John DeWulf – bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and litigation – securities.
· J. Matthew Derstine – bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and litigation – bankruptcy.

“We’re very honored to receive this recognition, as it’s a testament to our entire team’s breadth of knowledge and experience,” said Roshka. “We are extremely committed to our clients and hold ourselves to very high professional and ethical standards.”

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys and practice areas, visit www.rdp-law.com.

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys earn Honors

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, announced that four attorneys have been honored as 2014 Best Lawyers®.

The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession, now in its 20th edition. Attorneys who are recognized as Best Lawyers® are confidentially evaluated by their peers. Attorneys from Roshka DeWulf & Patten who received the 2014 honor are:

Michael Patten – communications law, energy law, and administrative/regulatory law. Additionally, Patten was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Phoenix Communications Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Paul Roshka, Jr. – commercial litigation, litigation – regulatory enforcement (SEC, Telecom, energy), and litigation – securities.

John DeWulf – bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and litigation – securities.

J. Matthew Derstine – bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and litigation – bankruptcy.

“We’re very proud that each member has been able to achieve this recognition year after year. Our attorneys possess very deep knowledge within their practice areas. This honor is a testament to their hard work, passion and expertise,” said Patten.

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys and practice areas, visit www.rdp-law.com.

Michael Patten

Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys earn Honors

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, announced that four attorneys have been honored as 2014 Best Lawyers®.

The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession, now in its 20th edition. Attorneys who are recognized as Best Lawyers® are confidentially evaluated by their peers. Attorneys from Roshka DeWulf & Patten who received the 2014 honor are:

Michael Patten – communications law, energy law, and administrative/regulatory law. Additionally, Patten was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Phoenix Communications Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Paul Roshka, Jr. – commercial litigation, litigation – regulatory enforcement (SEC, Telecom, energy), and litigation – securities.

John DeWulf – bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and litigation – securities.

J. Matthew Derstine – bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and litigation – bankruptcy.

“We’re very proud that each member has been able to achieve this recognition year after year. Our attorneys possess very deep knowledge within their practice areas. This honor is a testament to their hard work, passion and expertise,” said Patten.

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten attorneys and practice areas, visit www.rdp-law.com.

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DeWulf Honored for Pro Bono Work

Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm specializing in litigation and regulatory issues, announced that Member John DeWulf has been honored by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services as a 2013 Top Pro Bono Attorney in Arizona.

DeWulf, a business litigator with more than 30 years experience, has been working with the Juvenile Court of Maricopa County on a pro bono basis to obtain guardianships to protect local children.

DeWulf’s assistant, Verna Colwell, also contributed a significant amount of time and effort to these undertakings, helping to ensure children have a safe and secure home life.

“This recognition is a great honor for our entire team,” said DeWulf. “All of our attorneys have a strong commitment to bettering the community, especially when it comes to the welfare of children.”

The Foundation instituted this award in 2001 to recognize attorneys who have tirelessly given their time and expertise to assist Arizonans who would otherwise not have any legal resources.

To learn more about Roshka DeWulf & Patten, visit www.rdp-law.com.