AWARDS – ANNOUNCEMENTS – PRESS RELEASES – PROMOTIONS Snell & Wilmer pleased to announce that Don Bivens has been inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame. Sherman & Howard L.L.C. today announced the addition of Tom Morgan to its Phoenix office. Morgan joins the business and corporate group at Sherman & Howard from Lewis Roca Rothgerber. He specializes in legal issues concerning securities, corporate and tax law with an emphasis in securities offerings, private equity fundings, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, commercial transactions and tax planning. Al Jimenez has been appointed the Arizona marketing manager at Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Jimenez will be responsible for all marketing, communications and business development initiatives in the firm’s Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. offices, including community outreach and media relations. Margaret Olek Esler has joined the real estate/transactions practice of Polsinelli in its Phoenix office. Esler has extensive experience in the areas of purchase and sale transactions, leasing, financing, landlord-tenant disputes, and development for both commercial and residential clients. DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy is pleased to announce the addition of associate Shijie Feng to the firm’s Tucson office. Feng, a native of Shanghai, China, earned her B.A. in ethics, politics and economics from Yale University. She enrolled in law school at the University of Arizona, where she participated on the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court team and served as the articles editor for the Arizona Law Review Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, announced today that Hannah H. Porter has joined the firm as an associate, practicing in the area of commercial litigation. Prior to joining Gallagher & Kennedy, Porter served as a law clerk for Justice Robert M. Brutinel of the Arizona Supreme Court, where she assisted in researching and drafting judicial opinions on a wide variety of legal issues, including constitutional, statutory interpretation and civil questions. Gordon Silver Ltd. is pleased to announce that Teresa M. Pilatowicz, an associate in the firm’s Phoenix office, has joined the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inns of Court. Pilatowicz is an attorney in the firm’s business restructuring and bankruptcy practice. Her practice focuses on corporate restructuring and bankruptcy including representation of creditors, trustees, and corporate debtors. Eight attorneys in Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office have been included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The attorneys were Karen C. McConnell, William A. Hicks III, Brian W. LaCorte, Steve Savage, David J. Armstrong, John G. Kerkorian, Jeffrey S. Pitcher, Dean C. Waldt. Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner David Bodney and associate Chris Moeser have received a 2013 Freedom of Information (FOI) Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association, consisting of 120-member newspapers throughout the state. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm announced today that Andrea L. Stone has joined the board of directors for the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. is pleased to announce that David W. Lunn has joined the firm as a partner. Lunn, who focuses his practice on commercial, construction, and eminent domain cases, is a licensed attorney in both Arizona and California. The employees of Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk partnered with the non-profit organization Devin’s Gift to assemble shower kits for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Lewis Roca Rothgerber is pleased to announce that partner Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr., partner Richard N. Goldsmith and paralegal manager Christine Anderson will be honored with the Department of Defense Patriot Award for their support of the Guard and Reserve. Burch & Cracchiolo partner Susanne E. “Susie” Ingold has been elected to the board of directors of The Arizona Humane Society. She has been committed to AHS since 2005 and been a member of the “Compassion with Fashion” annual fundraising luncheon committee since 2010. The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce attorney and shareholder Kevin P. Nelson was appointed as a member of the board of governors to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Lewis Roca Rothgerber is pleased to announce that its intellectual property group received more mentions by Fortune 500 companies for IP litigation than any other firm in the United States according to Corporate Counsel Magazine’s 2013 survey, “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies.” The survey also recognized the firm’s patent prosecution practice. Lewis Roca Rothgerber is pleased to announce that partner Lawrence A. Kasten was elected to membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL) at the academy’s most recent meeting. Kasten focuses his practice on appellate work and general litigation. He also serves as the firm’s general counsel. His experience includes securities, insurance, banking and constitutional law, with a focus on class-action defense work. In addition to Kasten’s appellate experience, he has participated in all aspects of federal and state court litigation at the trial level. Jacob Fleming, Mia Nguyen and Carmen Chenal joined the law firm of Wilenchik & Bartness. Jacob Fleming previously clerked at the Arizona Court of Appeals for the Honorable Michael J. Brown. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Washburn University School of Law, cum laude. Mia Nguyen clerked at the Arizona Court of Appeals for the Honorable Andrew W. Gould. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and University of Texas School of Law. Carmen Chenal is a former assistant attorney general and concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation and select criminal defense work. She has practiced in Arizona for twenty-two years and is a native Spanish speaker. Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Jacob Lloyd has joined the Phoenix office as an associate. Lloyd practices in the public finance group. Greenberg Traurig has seven attorneys – more than any other law firm – recognized in AzBusiness Leaders, a new publication published by Arizona Business Magazine. Jennifer L. Lefere joined The Law Offices of Jere M. Friedman, PLLC as of counsel. She focuses her practice in intellectual property matters encompassing technology licensing, trademarks, copyrights, and Internet matters, as well as general corporate matters and transactions. Squire Sanders is pleased to announce Justin Feinberg, an associate, has joined the Phoenix office. Justin practices in both the firm’s global corporate and restructuring & insolvency practice groups. Squire Sanders’ partner, Frank Placenti, served as a judge in the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management’s 11th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition. Maria Crimi Speth, an equity partner at Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has been appointed to the U.S. Subcommittee of the anticounterfeiting committee for the 2014-2015 term at the International Trademark Association effective January 1, 2014. The Arizona Community Foundation is proud to announce that Vince Yanez has accepted the position of executive director for the Arizona Venture Fund for Quality Education, leading ACF’s education, scholarship and public policy initiatives.
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