➤ Phoenix litigation and mediation attorney Paul J. McGoldrick has been admitted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of North America’s premier legal associations. He was inducted during the College’s March 2016 meeting in Maui. McGoldrick, a cofounder of the Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann law firm, is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is a certified personal injury specialist (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a 10-time Super Lawyers honoree. ➤ Laurent Badoux of Phoenix law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named one of the 2016 Who’s Who Legal: labor, employment and benefits attorneys. Badoux, who has been a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP since March 2013, chairs the Phoenix labor and employment practice for the international firm. He focuses his practice on domestic and international labor and employment law, with an emphasis on compensation and employee relations issues in a wide variety of industries. ➤ Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $125,000 gift to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The first scholarship from the Ballard Spahr Diversity Scholarship – $25,000 for one year of tuition – will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year, and the recipient will be known as the Ballard Spahr diversity scholar. ➤ Mesch Clark Rothschild is pleased to announce that Thom K. Cope, a partner in the firm was nominated AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer in labor and employment. Cope has practiced labor and employment law for 44 years. He is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and his latest book is, “How Not to be a Stupid Manager.” Cope is also listed in Southwest Super Lawyers and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. ➤ Attorney Evan F. Hiller has joined the civil litigation practice group at Sacks Tierney P.A. Hiller is a former Arizona assistant attorney general. His practice includes intellectual property and technology litigation. ➤ Three attorneys from Sherman & Howard have been recognized in the 2016 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona. John Alan Doran was recognized for labor and employment, litigation, trials and appeals; Hope Leibsohn was recognized for her work in estate and tax planning; and Brian Mueller was recognized for his work in litigation, trials and appeals. Doran represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law matters, including mass employment, wage and hour class, collective action litigation, employment discrimination, wrongful termination litigation, and trade secret matters in state and federal courts. Leibsohn has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes, and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. Mueller has more than 30 years of experience handling litigation matters for a variety of clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to multi-multimillion-dollar corporations throughout Arizona. ➤ The Phoenix office of Gordon & Rees welcomes Mary Curtin as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group. ➤ Weston Montrose and Briana Chua are pleased to announce the opening of their new firm, Montrose & Chua Attorneys at Law, PLLC in Phoenix. Montrose and Chua are both certified by the State Bar of Arizona as specialists in workers’ compensation. The practice of the firm is focused in the area of workers’ compensation. ➤ The law firm of Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Lindsay Hesketh has joined the firm as an associate in the Phoenix office. Hesketh will assist with litigating cases in state and federal courts. ➤ Laura Carpenter, founder of Bula, a pharmacy law intelligence company, has been elected to the American Pharmacists Association Foundation national board of directors. The foundation’s mission is to improve people’s health through pharmacists’ patient care services. Carpenter is an active member of the pharmacy community. She has been a member of the foundation since 2002 including serving as an Arizona delegate and a member of the Remington Medal Selection Committee. ➤ Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce that partner, Stephen Bullington has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is one of the premier legal associations in North America. Bullington has been a partner with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli since 1997 practicing in medical malpractice and health care defense. ➤ Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is excited to announce that their office has moved to Downtown Phoenix. The new location is at Two Renaissance Square at 40 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2700, Phoenix, AZ 85004. For the past 25 years, the firm has made their past location in Midtown Phoenix at Thomas & Central their home, however, this space is no longer able to hold the growing firm. ➤ The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Michael B. Dvoren, a 2015- 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star selectee, has joined its intellectual property practice group. Dvoren focuses his legal practice on intellectual property litigation, pre-litigation enforcement, intellectual property transactions and trademark and copyright prosecution. ➤ The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Arizona’s family law attorney Michelle Niehaus Ogborne as 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. ➤ The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix attorney Jon Howard has been appointed to the executive committee of the Western Maricopa Coalition, a publicprivate partnership of the 15 communities, the business community and the educational sector in the West Valley of Greater Phoenix. Howard practices in the firm’s business law practice group and focuses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate law. ➤ Jones, Skelton & Houchuli, PLC partner, Steven Leach, was elected as chairelect of the Fiesta Bowl board of directors for the 2016-2017 season. Starting out as a volunteer in 2006, Leach has since ascended through various leadership positions within the Fiesta Bowl Committee. ➤ Polsinelli welcomes 44 highly experienced attorneys from the intellectual property boutique Novak Druce. These attorneys will combine their experience and talents with Polsinelli’s existing 57 intellectual property and 20 intellectual property litigation attorneys, meeting the growing demand for intellectual property and litigation work. ➤ The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Coree E. Neumeyer has joined the firm’s Phoenix office in its litigation and dispute resolution practice group. She focuses her practice on general business, utility and commercial litigation.
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