Bryan Cave LLP is proud to announce that one of their partners, George Chen has been elected as treasurer of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. The Frutkin Law Firm, PLC has added a new practice area called “Dividing Retirement Benefits.” Attorneys working in this practice area will help divorcing couples divide up their retirement benefits. Squires Sanders is pleased to welcome R. Colby Larson as a new associate in the real estate practice. Howard Gaines of Gaines Law PC has recently been appointed to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Mediator panel. The University of Arizona is pleased to announce that Marc L. Miller has been named the dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law on an interim basis. 21 Phoenix attorneys and staff at Polsinelli Shughart set their razors aside for the entire month of November as part of the national “Movember” campaign. This campaign raises awareness of men’s health issues. The group calls themselves “The Gentlemen of Polsinelli,” and the Phoenix office is in its third year of participation in the important awareness campaign. This year they raised over $5,000. Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2013 as a “Best Law Firm” in the areas of intellectual property litigation, patent litigation and patent law. Paul Burns of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the areas of intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, copyright law and patent law. Lewis & Roca LLP is pleased to announce that partner John Rawicz of the real estate practice group has become the president of the Arizona Theater Company. Jeremy Poryes joins Gammage & Burnham as an associate concentrating his practice on commercial litigation. Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that associate Heather Boysel has been elected to the Valley Forward Regional Council of Arizona Forward. Boysel’s practice concentrates on heath care and commercial litigation. Stephen Wade Nebgen received the prestigious Empty Shoes Award from the Parents of Murdered Children, Valley of the Sun Chapter on December 1, 2012. Wilenchik & Bartness is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys, Jeff Bouma and Shelby Lile. Bouma’s practice includes environmental, toxic, torts, civil rights, medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury. He received his law degree from Arizona State University College of Law and has been practicing since 1988. Lile practices civil litigation. She received her law degree magna cum laude from University of Notre Dame Law School in 2011. Gallagher & Kennedy shareholder John Clemency and associate Lindsi Weber were recognized for their work in facilitating the restructuring and reorganization of Arizona Equipment Rental with the “Turnaround of the Year” Award from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Weber focuses her practice on general commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Clemency concentrates his practice on troubled loans, business bankruptcies and commercial litigation. Polsinelli Shughart Shareholder Melissa Ho, who practices in the firm’s white collar defense and government investigations practice, was recognized by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) as a “Best Under 40.” Frutkin Law Firm, PLC has added Travis Williams as a senior counsel attorney in the real estate, business transactions, lender transactions and business formation practice areas. Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce that client Bank of America Corporation selected the firm as their go-to firm for torts litigation, as compiled by ALM. Steven A. Cohen is pleased to announce the establishment of Cohen Law. Mr. Cohen will continue to represent plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death matters. His new office is located at 4835 E. Cactus Road, Suite 310, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Phone 602-677-3216. Diana Lauritson joined Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in Phoenix as marketing manager. Previously, she served as director of communications and community relations for the Arizona Myeloma Network. Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce the election of four new partners. The promotions went into effect on January 1, 2013. The new Snell & Wilmer partners are: Mike Gehret, Joe Kroeger, Jeff Scudder, Nicole Skorupka. Scudder, who is based out of the Phoenix office, concentrates his practice in business and finance. Scudder earned his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law. Snell & Wilmer LLP is pleased to announce that nine of its partners have been included in the annual Who’s Who Legal publication. Donald Bivens, Commercial Litigation Vaughn Crawford, Product Liability Defense Barbara Dawson, Commercial Litigation Susan Grueneberg, Franchise Gerard Morales, Management Labor and Employment Neil Peck, Commercial Litigation Warren Platt, Product Liability Defense Patricia Lee Refo, Commercial Litigation David Sprentall, Real Estate Snell & Wilmer LLP is pleased to announce that Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, a partner in the Phoenix office, recently presented at the 10th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit in Seattle, Washington. Staudenmaier spoke on the topic, “The Implications of Patchak,” which involves discussion of the recent United States Supreme Court decision important to legal standing in suits challenging tribal casinos under the Quiet Title Act. Fennemore Craig attorney, Bradley D. Shwer, was recently named to the executive board of the MVP Foundation. Mr. Shwer will function as a director on the board. Shwer’s practice focuses on business torts, personal injury torts and commercial litigation. Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that Associate Darren T. Case was appointed to serve on the board of the estate planning, probate & trust section of the Maricopa County Bar Association. As a board member, Darren will assist in the development of educational seminars to be presented to the estate planning and probate legal community for Maricopa County. Case’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate and tax. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. is pleased to announce the election of two new Phoenix shareholders. Both Nonnie L. Shivers and Christopher J. Meister were elected. Shiver focuses her practice on employment law. Meister focuses his practice on labor and employment law.
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