➤ Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce Laura L. Wochner has joined the firm as an attorney in the Phoenix office. Her practice is concentrated in civil and commercial litigation. Wochner received her Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Prior to law school, she graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She went on to have a successful career as an Arizona small-business owner before pursuing a career in law. ➤ Susan Freeman, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, is among 10 attorneys inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame during the association’s annual meeting. Freeman, whose practice focuses on business bankruptcy and civil appeals, has represented clients across Arizona and the United States, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. She said she was honored to be included among those who have distinguished themselves at the highest levels of public service. ➤ National law firm Polsinelli has elected 24 attorneys to shareholder including Jamie Cole, Evan Gilbert and Nathan Kunz of the firm’s Phoenix office. The new shareholders were elected based on their excellent client service and diligent work in more than a dozen service areas including health care, financial services, real estate and litigation. ➤ The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix attorney Kyle Orne received the highest bar exam score in the state of Arizona. Orne is a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group. ➤ Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Ashley Kasarjian, counsel in the Phoenix office, has been named the 2015 ATHENA Young Professional by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented as part of the Chamber’s Annual ATHENA Award Luncheon held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. At Snell & Wilmer, Kasarjian is a member of the firm’s women’s initiative committee and formerly a member of the firm’s hiring committee. Her law practice is focused on labor and employment. ➤ Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced John Balitis, chair of the firm’s employment and labor relations practice, has been selected to serve on the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) national roster of arbitrators and mediators. ➤ Ronald J. Stolkin, a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney, has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in the Phoenix office, chair Mark Stewart announced. Stolkin focuses on counseling management on personnel practices, employee discipline matters, and labor relations. ➤ Phillip H. Stanfield was recently announced as one of the board of directors for USLAW NETWORK. From 2009 to 2010, Stanfield was the transportation group chair for USLAW. Stanfield is a partner at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli and focuses his practice on transportation defense, professional liability, product liability and defending insured’s covered by GL Policies. ➤ Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Chase A. Bales has joined the firm as an associate in the commercial litigation department. Bales is experienced in the representation of managed care plans and providers in complex litigation involving a broad range of health law issues. He also advises social welfare organizations, PACs, and businesses on political and constitutional issues, and has brought and defended actions involving campaign finance compliance and regulation. ➤ Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C. announces that the Maricopa County Bar Association inducts Charles Wirken to its Hall of Fame. The MCBA Hall of Fame was established in 2008 to honor exceptional lawyers and judges who have impacted the legal profession, particularly within Maricopa County. Wirken is the second Gust Rosenfeld attorney to earn the distinction, the first being Dick Segal. Wirken’s 40-year career encompasses a prolific appellate and commercial litigation practice and a host of leadership positions, including service as president of the East Valley, county and state bar associations. ➤ The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Ty Frankel has joined the firm’s Phoenix office in its labor and employment practice group. Frankel represents clients before federal and state courts and agencies in a wide array of employment law matters. ➤ The Arizona Charter Academy has elected John Randolph to its board of directors. Randolph is a member of the law firm of Sherman & Howard L.L.C. As an attorney, Randolph represents banks and other lending institutions in numerous transactions, including multistate collateralized transactions and restructuring of existing financing arrangements. ➤ Jennings, Haug & Cunningham is pleased to announce that Eileen J. Sahai has joined the firm’s environmental and regulatory law group. Sahai joins the firm’s environmental attorneys Karen Gaylord and Ronnie Hawks, who represent clients throughout Arizona in environmental law matters ranging from permitting to highly-complex superfund matters. Sahai is experienced in a wide range of federal environmental law matters. Her practice has also involved counseling clients on the risks associated with corporate transactions, environmental permitting and zoning and assisting clients with CERCLA cost recovery actions. ➤ The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton will be honored with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network Phoenix Ally Award, which is given annually to local leaders who advocate for safe and respectful schools and create positive change for all students, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. ➤ Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Jessica A. Benford and Jonathan H. Steeler have been selected as practice group leaders of the firm’s corporate, banking and real estate practice group. Benford, a shareholder in Phoenix, helps local entrepreneurs, startups, business owners, established companies and financial institutions navigate significant issues related to formation, governance, financing, compliance and intellectual property. Steeler, a shareholder in Denver, serves as outside general counsel for his business and real estate clients.
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