16 Greenberg Traurig attorneys recognized as 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers

Thirteen attorneys from the Phoenix office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were named to the 2020 Super Lawyers list, and three were listed by the publication as Southwest Rising Stars

The 13 attorneys recognized in the Super Lawyers list include: Brian H. Blaney, Rebecca Lynne Burnham, John E. Cummerford, Karl A. Freeburg, Nicole M. Goodwin, Robert S. Kant, Kevin J. Morris, Clifford E. Neimeth, Pamela Overton Risoleo, Gil Rudolph, Jeffrey H. Verbin, E. Jeffrey Walsh, and Quinn P. Williams.

The three Greenberg Traurig attorneys honored on the Southwest Rising Stars list are: Aaron T. Lloyd, Andrew X. Yocopis, and Jeremy D. Zangara.

“We continue to be proud of our attorneys’ achievements,” said Goodwin, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office. “This independent award–recognizing both our more seasoned lawyers and our ‘Rising Stars’—is particularly gratifying.” 

Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.

According to the publication, the selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

Chambers USA recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman

Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, announced that five of its lawyers are recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA.

The annual guide to the nation’s leading attorneys and law firms ranked the 20-lawyer firm in the Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Healthcare practice areas.

2020 Chambers USA nationally recognized attorney:

• Kristen Rosati, Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare

Five individual attorneys were recognized for their expertise in Arizona:

• Keith Beauchamp, Litigation: General Commercial

John DeWulf, Litigation: General Commercial

• Kent Brockelman, Labor & Employment

• Karen Owens, Healthcare

• Kristen Rosati, Healthcare 

“Coppersmith Brockelman has established a national reputation for excellence, and it is gratifying to see that reflected by Chambers USA recognizing both the firm and five of our attorneys for several consecutive years,” said Keith Beauchamp, chair of the governance committee. “Congratulations to this year’s honorees, as well as the rest of the firm for working tirelessly to provide our clients with unparalleled counsel and representation.” 

Since 1990, the Chambers Guides have ranked top law firms and lawyers across more than 200 jurisdictions worldwide. A team of more than 200 full-time editors and researchers performs independent research and conducts in-depth interviews with clients and lawyers to develop each annual directory. Coppersmith Brockelman’s rankings, along with its attorneys, are based on experience, depth of legal knowledge, effectiveness, ability and client service. 

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

Jennings Strouss’ John J. Balitis ranked in Chambers USA

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that John J. Balitis has been ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 as a top Labor & Employment lawyer. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Chambers USA,” states John J. Balitis. “The intense vetting and peer review that is involved in Chambers’ process makes this ranking unique and particularly meaningful.” 

Mr. Balitis counsels private sector clients as well as government agencies, including the Arizona legislature, on a broad range of employment law and labor relations matters. Over his 30 years of practice, he has represented clients in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Arizona Civil Rights Division, Arizona Industrial Commission, Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Recognizing that some issues need to be resolved at the legislative level, Mr. Balitis has participated in drafting and testifying on Arizona employment-related legislation. He also litigates employment-related disputes in federal and state courts, where he has both bench and jury trial experience and has appeared and argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals. Mr. Balitis has considerable experience prosecuting and defending employment claims in preliminary injunction proceedings and representing union employers in labor arbitrations involving disputes under collective bargaining agreements. He also has experience in training, investigating, writing, speaking, publishing, and interacting with the media on employment-related topics and developments. Mr. Balitis was recently listed as an AZ Big Media AZ Business Leader for 2020 and a Southwest Super Lawyer in the category of Employment and Labor for 2020.  He’s also recognized by Best Lawyers in America in his practice area.

Balitis has been ranked in Chambers USA as a top Labor & Employment lawyer since 2015.