AWARDS – ANNOUNCEMENTS – PRESS RELEASES – PROMOTIONS Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. announced that Alexis Glascock has joined the firm as of counsel in the government affairs & lobbying group. Returning to the private sector, Glascock will use her public sector experience to advance Arizona policy issues and legislation, as well as political strategy, government relations and campaigns. The American College of Bankruptcy has announced that Squire Sanders partner Jordan A. Kroop will be inducted as a fellow of the college. Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce the arrivals of three new lawyers in its Phoenix office. All three have joined the firm as associates. Erin Norris Bass, a 2011 summer associate at Steptoe, has rejoined the firm after clerking for Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch. Bass received her law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 2012. Quintin Cushner has joined the firm’s commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense groups. He will focus on civil litigation, criminal law, and Native American law. Cushner clerked for the Honorable Stephen M. McNamee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. He earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 2009. Kate Frenzinger has joined the firm’s ERISA, labor & employment group. She was awarded a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2004, where she was elected to Order of the Coif. Jaburg Wilk has eight attorneys listed in the 2014 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers. The 2014 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine lists attorneys –Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, and Nathan D. Meyer as Southwest Super Lawyers 2014. Michelle Lauer,Laurence Hirsch and Laura Rogal are listed as Southwest Rising Stars 2014. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have released their 2014 Best Law Firm rankings. Among them is Carpenter Law Firm which received the distinction of a tier two firm in the Phoenix metropolitan area in the category of health care law. The firm was selected for its professional excellence and persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. NAPW honors Eve Parks as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in law with this distinction. Parks graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1989. The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that Brett M. Hager has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a shareholder. His practice focuses primarily on aviation, intracompany disputes and commercial litigation. Florence Crittenton is pleased to announce that Kathleen Taddie, has been elected to the 2014 board of directors. Involved with Florence Crittenton for the past two years, she is chair of the development committee and also serves on the Teaming Up for Girls event planning committee. Taddie has served as president of Kathleen A. Taddie, Consulting, LLC a business development consulting firm for the past seven years. Steptoe & Johnson LLP announced the promotion of 16 lawyers in seven of its offices. Six lawyers have been elected to the partnership, the firm also named 10 lawyers as of counsel. Kami Galvani and Robert Vaught from the Phoenix office were named of counsel. Kami Galvani is a member of the corporate, securities & finance group and advises clients about day-to-day operations, including issues relating to corporate governance and customer contracts. Robert Vaught is a member of the litigation department and focuses on employment law. The Frutkin Law Firm has added Ben J. Himmelstein to its growing roster of attorneys. Himmelstein brings 10 years of civil and commercial litigation expertise to the firm. As senior counsel attorney at The Frutkin Law Firm, Himmelstein works with individuals and small to medium-sized businesses on a wide variety of matters. His experience includes commercial real estate, construction, breach of contract, zoning and regulatory matters, employer and employee relations, and contract negotiations. He has also expanded his practice into immigration, specifically related to business related immigration issues. Himmelstein graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2004 with his Juris Doctorate and a certificate in law, science and technology. Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has elected Phoenix attorney Shayna H. Balch to partner. Balch practices in the area of labor and employment law. Balch helped to open the firm’s Phoenix office as an associate in 2010. During her time with Fisher & Phillips, Balch has earned recognition among numerous business and trade publications. Fennemore Craig has announced that shareholder Lori A. Higuera has been appointed deputy regional president for the Hispanic National Bar Association and elected to the board of directors for the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association. Higuera co-chairs the firm’s employment and labor relations practice group. She represents employers in arbitration, mediation, internal and external investigations, litigation and administrative proceedings involving the EEOC, NLRB, DOL and other governmental agencies. Barbara Luther of The Luther Law Firm, PLC was chosen to be a 2014 Selected Workshop Presenter for the 2014 Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Bootcamp. The event is to be held March 1, 2014 at Chaparral Suites Resort. Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, P.L.C. is pleased to announce Blake W. Rebling has joined the firm. Rebling focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate and business/finance transactions. Jennings, Haug & Cunningham L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Brophy was elected partner in the law firm’s Phoenix office. Brophy’s practice is focused in general business litigation, surety and fidelity law, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and insurance defense matters. He joined the firm in June 2009. Brophy earned his law degree from the University Of San Diego School Of Law in 2008, where he graduated cum laude. Fennemore Craig, one of the largest law firms in the Southwest, has announced that shareholder Cathy Reece has been elected to the board of trustees for the International Turnaround Management Association. Reece chairs the firm’s financial restructuring, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group, one of the largest and most active bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practices in the southwestern United States. Andrew Turk has been invited to be a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Turk has extensive experience in commercial, tort and insurance litigation. He is a shareholder with the national law firm Polsinelli. Nathan D. Meyer, a partner at Jaburg Wilk, has been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation attorneys in Arizona by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). Meyer’s practice areas include commercial litigation, insurance coverage & bad faith, general liability litigation and professional liability litigation. He represents a variety of clients including insurance companies, policy holders, private businesses and professionals. Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Joy L. Isaacs has been elected to the board of the Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA) young lawyers division. Isaacs focuses her practice on commercial litigation and health care. She earned both her J.D. and B.S. from the University of Kansas. Fennemore Craig has announced shareholder Louis Comus has received the 2012-2013 Eleanor ter Horst Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar of Arizona’s probate and trust section. Comus practices in the areas of probate and trust administration, taxation and estate planning.
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