Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced Patrick Irvine, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the arbitration panel for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). In this role, Irvine will act as a neutral decision-maker in resolving securities related disputes involving brokerage firms and brokers. FINRA operates the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the country, and the decisions of its arbitrators are generally final and binding.

“The firm’s culture is based on our attorneys commitment to serving our clients and the legal community,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Patrick on his appointment to FINRA’s arbitration panel enabling him to provide guidance and perspective in an a dynamic and ever-changing industry.”

Irvine practices in litigation and business law, with special expertise in taxation, Indian law, appeals, and regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judge on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals for over nine years. Irvine has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers, he earned his J.D. and B.S. from Arizona State University.