Frank Long, an attorney at Greenberg Traurig who specializes in intellectual property and technology will be teaching Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Greenberg Traurig encourages its busy attorneys to give back to the community and Long is going above and beyond teaching and educating Arizona’s future lawyers. Jennings Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. has been recognized in the LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms list. The list appeared in Fortune Magazine’s special 2013 Investor’s Guide, as well as the January 2013 editions of the award-winning The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel. Phoenix partner Dawn C. Valdivia of Quarles & Brady LLP has been named the Phoenix Office’s labor & employment practice group chair. Valdivia has extensive experience advising clients about labor issues and representing clients before the NLRB and in other labor matters including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and labor arbitrations. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, known in the Western United States for its legal practice in water, energy, resources, and environmental law, announced it is joined by Albert H. “Bert” Acken as a shareholder in the firm. Among Acken’s areas of expertise are environmental policy making, permitting and compliance, where he helps clients with respect to numerous regulatory regimes, including the federal, state and local statutes dealing with air quality, water pollution, environmental impact studies and solid and hazardous waste. Jones Skelton, & Holculi PLC is pleased to announce that partner Donald L. Myles, Jr. will co-present “Avoiding Bad Faith Set Ups,” at the 2013 Property Loss Research Bureau’s Claims Conference. Myles has been a partner with the firm since 1987. He concentrates his practice on insurance coverage, bad faith and professional liability. Partner David S. Cohen will present “Keeping it Legal... Hot Topics on the Horizon,” at the Arizona Health Care Association’s 2013 Annual Conference on April 2, 2013 at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino. Cohen has been with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli PLC since 1996, and a partner since 2002. His practice consists of medical malpractice defense, nursing home defense, personal injury defense and litigation. Polsinelli Shughart shareholder Anne L. Kleindienst has been selected by The Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Valley’s 25 Most Dynamic Women Leaders in Business. Kleindienst has repesented businesses and health care providers, including hospital systems, behavioral health and long-term care facilities, and physicians and physician groups, on a broad range of corporate and finance matters. The honorees were recognized in Scottsdale on February 21st at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Frutkin Law Firm is pleased to announce that Carolyn R. Tatkin and C. Adam Buck have been made partners. Tatkin serves at the head of the bankruptcy section and concentrates her practice in business and consumer bankruptcy law, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, construction defect litigation and general business and commercial litigation. Buck focuses his practice on litigation and real estate law. Pamela Overton Risoleo, a shareholder and co-chair of the Phoenix litigation practice of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, was honored by the YWCA Maricopa County as its “2013 Tribute to Leadership - Community Service Corporate Leader.” Overton’s recognition is for her many years dedicated to philanthropic causes and for her passion for serving the Phoenix community, including her pivotal role as co-founder of the nonprofit Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Michael W. Brewer has recently associated with Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, P.L.L.C. Prior to joining the firm, Brewer worked as a council attorney for the Arizona Legislative Council. He will practice primarily with the firm’s nonprofit practice group serving faith-based nonprofit organizations, churches, ministries and secular nonprofit organizations. Additionally, he will assist clients with legislative bill drafting and advise political campaign committees regarding election law and campaign finance. April M. Hamilton recently joined Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, P.L.L.C. as an associate. Hamilton’s practice focuses on education law, business and government litigation, employment and labor law, administrative law, professional licensing, and public procurement law. Her experience includes representation of corporate clients, charitable organizations and public entities. Jeannette B. Cross and Matthew H. Mason recently joined Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, P.L.L.C. Cross has practiced in Arizona for more than 25 years primarily in the areas of business, banking and real estate law. Mason joins as an associate in the non-profit practice section. Mason’s practice emphasizes general transactional, banking, real estate and estate planning legal services. Ernest Calderón recently joined Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, P.L.L.C. Calderón is an “AV Preeminent” rated lawyer by Martindale & Hubbell. His areas of practice include education law, mediation law, employment law counseling & investigations, appellate law, commercial litigation, administrative law, public procurement law, construction law and professional licensing law. He is a past president of the State Bar of Arizona and is president emeritus of the Arizona Board of Regents. Previously associates with the firm, Tiffany F. Broberg, Scott W. Wakefield, Damien R. Meyer, Patrick J. Van Zanen and Michael S. Love have been admitted to the membership of Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, P.L.L.C. The Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law and The State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education present the 2013 Minority Bar Convention, The Future of Diversity in The Law, April 4th and 5th at Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. This annual convention is a two-day conference where Arizona lawyers come together to learn about the latest legal developments affecting their diverse clients and practical tips and skills in order to meet the needs of the diverse legal community. Various workshops include: criminal law updates, pathways to the judiciary, applicability of the Tribal Law & Order Act, the latest developments on the Defense of Marriage Act, civil litigation issues and an ethics program. J. Daryl Dorsey has been appointed to the Next Gen: Emerging Leaders Board for the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Arizona Chapter. Dorsey has been a member of TMA for 4 years, and also serves on the programming committee. TMA is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Dorsey is an associate with Tiffany & Bosco P.A. He practices in the area of commercial bankruptcy and creditors rights, representing creditors, debtors and receivers. Bellah & Associates, PLLC welcomes Jared Sandler as an associate. Sandler concentrates his practice on family law, providing full spectrum representation from initial pleadings through post-trial motions. Kimberly Allen, Kenneth Moskow, and Kyle Robertson join Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC Jennings, Haug & Cunningham is pleased to announce that Hillary Gagnon, a partner with the firm, was elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the board for the Maricopa County Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section. Gagnon concentrates her practice on estate planning, probate law and commercial litigation. Phoenix School of Law is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Dave Cole has been appointed as solicitor general for the state of Arizona by Attorney General Tom Horne. Cole will replace Mary O’Grady, who will be pursing an opportunity with a law firm in the private sector. He will continue to teach as an adjunct. Jennings, Haug & Cunningham is pleased to announce that Karen Gaylord, a partner with the firm’s environmental law services practice, was named to the board of directors of Audubon Arizona. Gaylord’s practice is focused on environmental and natural resource matters. Jackson White, P.C. recently announced that shareholder Anthony H. Misseldine, a partner at the firm’s Mesa office, was named as the Arizona representative to the Owners’ Counsel of America, a nationwide network of experienced eminent domain attorneys. Misseldine focuses his practice on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, commercial real estate valuation, land use litigation and complex commercial lawsuits. Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce that litigator George L. Paul proudly served as editor of a special double issue of SciTech Lawyer Magazine. This is the first time in the magazine’s more than 9-year history that a special double issue has been devoted to the single topic of mobile transformation. Paul’s lead article, Transformation, discusses how the rise of mobile devices, cloud computing, and social media are revolutionizing society and the practice of law. The Andante Law Group is pleased to announce that Fay Waldo has been appointed to the Next Gen: Emerging Leaders Board for the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Arizona Chapter. Waldo’s practice concentrates on restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency, creditor rights, loan enforcement, business disputes and litigation. Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Matthew Engle was recently named president of the Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals (PSYP). Engle is an associate in Lewis and Roca’s business transactions practice group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, business entity formation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and shepherding deals from initial negotiation to a successful closing. Engle’s practice also includes franchise law and entertainment law. Thomas Craven PLLC, formed in 2012 by Fred Thomas and D. Jeffrey Craven, has recently added Pouria Paknejad to their roster of attorneys. Dan Packard was appointed by Bishop Kirk Smith to be the interim executive director of Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center, in Prescott, AZ. Dan was also re-elected to his second 3-year term on the board of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, and he also serves on the diocesan finance committee.
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