The National Legal Aid and Defender Association honored Polsinelli at its 2014 Exemplar Award Dinner. Polsinelli earned the prestigious Beacon of Justice Award for its commitment to the delivery of pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford counsel including volunteer work done in connection with the Volunteer Lawyers Program Children’s Law Center Minor Guardianship Project. Troy Froderman, chair of Polslinelli’s pro bono program, attended the awards ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the firm. Shareholder David D. Cleary of the Phoenix office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP was recently honored for his restructuring work at the Turnaround Atlas Awards in Chicago. The Turnaround Atlas Awards exclusively honor top performances from the distressed M&A, restructuring, reorganization and turnaround communities worldwide. The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that associate Kimberly G. Allen has been elected to serve as district representative of the young lawyers division (YLD) for the State Bar of Arizona. Allen is an associate practicing in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, insurance and products liability litigation. Polsinelli is pleased to announcement that Kenneth Briggs has joined its Phoenix office. Briggs focuses his practice on helping providers make sense of health care rules and regulations, including HIPAA, the Stark Law, and federal and state reimbursement requirements. Arizona Summit Law School is pleased to announce that Nicole DeLeon has been named director of marketing and communications for the private law school’s downtown Phoenix campus. DeLeon has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and communications and will be responsible for overseeing the law school’s overall marketing initiatives, including branding, advertising, public relations and communications. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that shareholder Martha C. Patrick has been named one of the 2014 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by Arizona Business Magazine. She is a certified tax specialist with over 30 years of experience in the government and private sector, including nearly a decade with the IRS. Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Lincoln Combs has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Arizona Association for Justice, also known as the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. Combs practices in the areas of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation. The Phoenix office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP raised more than $7,700 in their Junior Achievement Hula Bowl-A-Thon. The proceeds will benefit 215 children who will now have access to the Junior Achievement programs. Junior Achievement of Arizona provides children with a broad range of learning opportunities designed to instill a sense of entrepreneurship through economic and financial experiences. Gallagher & Kennedy announced that governmental affairs professional Deb Gullett has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by AZ Business Magazine. Gullett has years of experience in the public sector, having served as chief of staff for Senator John McCain in Washington, D.C. and as chief of staff for Mayor Phil Gordon in Phoenix. In the private sector, she is a lobbyist and government affairs strategist for clients in many industries and also serves as the executive director for the Arizona Association of Health Plans. DeConcini McDonald Yetwin and Lacy is proud to announce that team member Megan Trog has received the William H. Pedrick Scholar Award and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. Trog recently completed her second year of law school at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. She is a law clerk working with John H. Barron III in the firm’s Phoenix office. Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder William F. Allison has been elected as executive vice president of Hance Park Conservancy. Allison is a shareholder practicing in the areas of land use and zoning, government affairs and lobbying and administrative law. Lewis Roca Rothgerber was recognized among the top intellectual property firms in Arizona by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2014 IP Handbook. The firm is highly recommended in Arizona for intellectual property law. In addition, Phoenix partners Flavia Campbell and Jennifer Van Kirk were named to the list of 2014 IP Stars. Campbell practices primarily in the areas of trademarks and copyrights. Van Kirk is focused on trademark, copyright, Internet and gTLD issues. Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. announced that Jason S. Carr joined the firm as an associate in their insurance litigation department where he will assist insurance carriers as well as their policy holders. Jason received his Juris Doctor from University of California, Hastings College of Law in 2013 and passed the Arizona State Bar exam in 2013. Modern Healthcare has just released its national rankings of health care practices and Polsinelli is listed as the third largest health care practice in the nation. Polsinelli’s health care practice growth has been driven by client demand in the areas of health information, data management and security and complex reimbursement. Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP is proud to announce that the firm has named Mark T. Greene as its chief marketing officer. Greene is considered one of the leading pioneers and innovators in legal marketing in 2013. He will be based in the firm’s headquarters in Phoenix.
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