➤ Dennis K. Burke, has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in Phoenix. Burke brings more than 20 years of experience in federal and state government. As U.S. attorney for Arizona, he oversaw all federal prosecutions in the state and led a range of investigations, including high-profile cases involving white collar crimes, drug trafficking, immigration issues, and fraud. After leaving government service, Burke maintained a private law practice and founded a national security consulting and business advisory firm, where he advised clients on investigations, corporate governance issues, federal and state government relations, and intellectual property enforcement. At Ballard Spahr, Burke will be a member of the firm’s litigation department and its white collar defense/internal investigations and government relations, regulatory affairs and contracting groups. ➤ The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton has been appointed to the executive board of Tyrann Mathieu Foundation, which was formed in 2016 by Arizona Cardinals and Nflstar Tyrann Mathieu and is focused on making an impact in the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities and resources to achieve their dreams. In addition to her position as office manager and partner at Quarles & Brady, Stanton is a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group. Her experience includes defense of local and national law firms in legal malpractice actions and other business litigation disputes. ➤ JacksonWhite is proud to announce the opening of the firm’s newest office in Scottsdale. As their business has been steadily growing, they have found the need to expand to an additional centrally located office. JacksonWhite has provided statewide services from their offices in Mesa and Peoria for over 30 years and look forward to serving their clients in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley market. ➤ Jennings Haug Cunningham congratulates Russell Yurk, who has been a partner with the firm since 2013, on his appointment to the National Football League (NFL) as vice president of instant replay and administration as part of the organization’s restructured officiating leadership team. Along with practicing law at Jennings Haug Cunningham, Yurk spent the past seven years as an Nflinstant replay official, aft er working as an on-field official for 10 years at the high school and college level. An instant replay expert, Yurk assisted in authoring the replay section of the NflReferee’s Manual for the past two years. Yurk’s practice focused on professional liability, lawyer discipline, and complex civil litigation. ➤ The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix partner Andrea Tazioli has been named to the Make-A-Wish Arizona board of directors. In her role, Tazioli will be responsible for working toward the chapter’s vision of granting the wish of every eligible child in Arizona. Tazioli is a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution, and white collar crime and internal investigations practice groups. She has significant experience in handling internal investigations conducted by federal and state agencies that encompass allegations of fraud, health care violations, immigration violations, and criminal misconduct. ➤ Annette Trainor Burns, a family law attorney in Phoenix, becomes president of the board of directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) July 1, 2017. AFCC is an international, interdisciplinary association of over 5,000 attorneys, judges, mental health professionals, mediators, educators and other family court professionals dedicated to improving the lives of families and children in the family court system. ➤ Michelle Buckley has joined AmLaw 100 firm Polsinelli as an associate in the firm’s Phoenix office. Buckley practices in the area of complex litigation, advocating for clients in the defense and prosecution of insurance and business litigation matters, including product liability, construction and contract-related disputes. ➤ Lea A. Phillips, an environmental lawyer with Ballard Spahr, has been named to the board of directors for the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is a private, nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to representing the people of Arizona on issues including clean air and water, access to education and school finance reform, open government, health care, consumer rights, campaign finance reform, and the protection of public lands and natural resources. Phillips represents clients in a wide range of environmental litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters. ➤ Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC continues to implement its growth strategy to be better positioned for the future by adding three new members. The firm is pleased to welcome Joseph E. Cotterman, Howard J. Weiss and Patrick D. White to its Phoenix office. Cotterman joins the firm’s business restructuring and reorganization department with over 25 years of experience representing clients in the areas of corporate restructuring, business bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. Weiss expands the depth and breadth of the firm’s real estate department with his experience representing clients that are purchasing, selling, and leasing retail, office, industrial, and multifamily properties. White enhances the extensive knowledge and experience of the firm’s medical malpractice and health care professional liability department. ➤ Jeremy T. Poryes, a real estate lawyer with Ballard Spahr, has been honored as Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney for the month of April by the Volunteer Lawyers Program, a joint venture of Community Legal Services and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Poryes represents commercial developers, REITs, and financial institutions in the acquisition, disposition, financing, and leasing of real estate. Poryes is an associate in Ballard Spahr’s real estate department. ➤ Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, was voted the Best Intellectual Property Law Firm in Arizona Foothills Magazine’s Best of Our Valley 2017 contest. Each year, Arizona Foothills asks readers to vote on their favorite Valley businesses, people, and places. The contest garners millions of votes from Valley residents. ➤ The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced the firm’s recognition in the 2017 edition of consulting group BTI’s Brand Elite report. Of the 426 firms included in the report, Gallagher & Kennedy was ranked in the top half of all firms recommended first to peers and colleagues. ➤ Three partners at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk were named Women in the Law by Best Lawyers Spring Business Edition 2017. Women in the Law are selected by their peers. Best Lawyers methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. Named as 2017 Women in the Law are Lauren Garner, Kathi Sandweiss and Maria Crimi Speth. ➤ The Phoenix law firm Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP has opened an office in north Scottsdale at 9933 E. Bell Rd. The new location, which opened May 1, marks Frazer Ryan’s first expansion beyond its main offices at Central Avenue and Earll Drive. ➤ The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo P.A., is pleased to announce that Robert L. Lane has joined the firm, of counsel. Lane focuses on estate planning, wealth preservation, and business and corporate law with emphasis on employment agreements, and buy-sell arrangements. ➤ Attorneys Jared Leung, Lorenzo Frausto and Amanda Frost have joined the firm of DMMG. Leung and his group have a fullservice immigration practice, which includes assisting U.S. businesses in obtaining and maintaining the appropriate immigration status for foreign professionals and highly skilled workers. ➤ Maureen Beyers and Michael J. Farrell have teamed up to start a new commercial litigation and dispute resolution law firm, Beyers Farrell PLLC. Honored with many recognition over their 30-plus years of practice, Beyers and Farrell bring their considerable commercial litigation skills to a new practice model. ➤ Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP presented its John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award jointly to Scott DeWald and Susan Freeman during the firm’s annual Pro Bono Awards luncheon. The firm recognized 59 individuals who each provided more than 50 hours of pro bono legal service in 2016. Altogether, the firm’s lawyers provided 10,850 hours of pro bono legal service last year. DeWald is a partner in the firm’s business transactions practice group and contributed more than 500 total pro bono hours in 2016. Freeman is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group and contributed more than 400 total pro bono hours in 2016. ➤ David Goldstein, a partner at the law firm of Hymson Goldstein Pantiliat & Lohr PLLC, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of Gompers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence and productivity in the community. Goldstein concentrates his law practice on commercial litigation and bankruptcy, copyright, trademark, creditor’s rights and business transactions. ➤ Attorneys Kim Demarchi and Susan Freeman of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, are named among the Top 25 Arizona women lawyers published in Southwest Super Lawyers. ➤ Hymson Goldstein Pantiliat & Lohr PLLC is pleased to announce that Richard D. Lyons has become a partner in the firm. Lyons litigates complex matters in state and federal courts, including civil rights violations, professional malpractice, sexual misconduct, negligent hiring and retention, elder abuse, and civil forfeiture. Lyons has successfully sued state and local governments, public and private prisons, health care institutions, insurance companies, public and private schools, and other such entities. He has brought a number of suits recently against the Veteran’s Administration. Lyons also manages the firm’s family law practice. ➤ Hymson Goldstein Pantiliat & Lohr PLLC is pleased to welcome Rachel L. Werner to the firm as associate attorney. Werner received her undergraduate degree from California State University at Northridge and her Juris Doctor from De- Paul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, with a certificate in health law.
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