Ogletree Deakins elects Nonnie Shivers to board

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Phoenix shareholder Nonnie Shivers has been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors. Shivers succeeds Joseph Clees, who is returning to his practice in Phoenix.

Shivers has practiced in Ogletree Deakins’ Phoenix office since 2005 and was elected to shareholder in 2013. She focuses her practice on defending employers against allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination in state and federal court, as well as administrative forums. She also provides advice and guidance to employers on reductions in force, disability issues, and pre-litigation disciplinary matters. Shivers is at the forefront of advising employers regarding LGBTQ issues in the workplace. She regularly speaks on current and emerging employment law topics for legal and human resources organizations and has published several scholarly articles focused on employment law. She is a former chair of the Arizona State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and a former instructor of the Arizona State Bar’s Professionalism Course. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Shivers served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patricia K. Norris on the Arizona Court of Appeals. Shivers earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona.

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to immigrant rights board

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West business law firm, announced Emily Ward, an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project.

“Service to the communities in which we live and work is an important part of our firm’s culture,” said Steve Good, chair of Fennemore Craig’s management committee. “We are confident that Emily will be a positive contributor to the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project board, and we congratulate her on the appointment.” 

Ward focuses her practice in business litigation and business torts. She helps facilitate adoptions with the Volunteer Program and also serves on the board for the Arizona Industries for the Blind. Ward earned her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Arizona. She was recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars® in 2017.

Jon Titus selected as president of law firm network

Jon Titus, a founder and principal of Titus Brueckner & Levine PLC has been elected as the President of Legal Netlink Alliance.  His term started January 1, 2018.

Legal Netlink Alliance is a global alliance of independent small to midsized, business practice law firms. Firms are carefully selected for membership only if they have exhibited a high level of quality and integrity in the profession. The network provides clients of member firms access to high quality, legal representation virtually anywhere in the world.

“I am honored and humbled to be elected as President of LNA” says Titus. “I truly believe in the LNA organization. It is a talented group of lawyers and preeminent law firms.  LNA member firms are similar in size and practice areas to my firm, whether the member firm is in Clearwater, Florida or Paris, France. LNA gives my clients access to professional resources that rival the large international law firms.”