Attorney Overview

Keith Beauchamp

Keith has substantial experience litigating complex commercial matters in a variety of contexts, including business torts, injunctive proceedings, legal malpractice defense, and claims against directors and officers.

Scott Bennett

Scott has significant experience representing hospitals and other health care providers.  He assists health care clients with regulatory compliance, including providing advice about the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, other fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA, and the federal and state laws that apply to clinical research.

Kent Brockelman

Kent serves as the Managing Partner of Coppersmith Brockelman. He represents employers in a wide variety of employment matters and serves as principal outside employment counsel for a number of employers headquartered or with substantial operations in Arizona.

Jill Chasson

Jill focuses on helping businesses of all sizes and in a variety of industries with their employment law needs. She provides practical advice to employers regarding compliance with the many federal and state laws that govern the workplace and regularly provides training for supervisors and human resource professionals.

Sam Coppersmith

Sam’s practice centers on business and transactional issues, with an emphasis on business organization, corporate governance, exempt organizations, contract negotiation, land use, and business planning.

Roopali Desai

Roopali is a partner in the firm’s litigation group, focusing her practice in the areas of civil litigation, political law, and civil appeals. Her civil litigation practice involves representing clients at all stages of litigation in state and federal court, in front of administrative agencies, and in arbitration proceedings.

Katherine DeStefano

Katherine is a litigator who has worked on complex commercial disputes in state and federal court, including matters in the areas of patent law, employment law, Indian law, construction defects, and election law.

John DeWulf

John has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including handling numerous trials, hearings and other matters before state and federal courts in the areas of contracts, business torts, trade secrets, real estate, securities, intellectual property, partnership and products.

Kimberly Fatica

Kim concentrates her practice on the representation of employers in all aspects of employment law. She represents companies in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies defending employment-related claims.

Andy Gaona

Andy is a litigator who assists clients in complex commercial disputes, appeals, white-collar criminal prosecutions, civil forfeiture claims, government investigations, and election disputes.

Andy Gordon

Andy is a seasoned senior litigator with 40 years of experience and a national reputation in business, antitrust, health care law, government contracting, and procurement and appeals.

Naomi Jorgensen

Naomi practices in the area of health care law. She focuses on assisting health care clients and other entities in complying with HIPAA and other federal and state health information privacy laws, including advising on uses and disclosures of protected health information.

John Kelly

John has substantial experience representing for-profit and not-for-profit companies in a wide variety of legal and business areas, from commercial, employment, tort and insurance-related litigation to real estate, corporate management, health care and school law issues.

Karen Owens

Karen regularly represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other institutions in matters of quality management, medical staff credentialing, and peer review, hospital and medical staff structures, bylaws and confidentiality, as well as National Practitioner Data Bank, state professional board, and other government reporting.

Vidula Patki

Vidula is a litigator who assists clients in complex commercial disputes, appeals, eminent domain claims and bankruptcy matters. She has represented clients at both the trial court and appellate level.

Kristen Rosati

Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading HIPAA compliance attorneys. She also has deep expertise with large data breaches, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, electronic health record roll-outs, clinical research compliance and contracting, biobanking, and all things “Big Data.”

Marvin Ruth

Marvin has substantial experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts in Arizona and Nevada. His practice primarily focuses on business disputes and litigation, including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, business torts and fraud claims.

Melissa Soliz

Melissa practices in the area of regulatory health care law, assisting clients in structuring real-world policies, programs and agreements to ensure innovated health care practices are compliant with state and federal laws, while maximizing client goals.

Kathy Steadman

Kathy primarily practices in the areas of employee benefits, public pension, insurance and other regulatory matters. She routinely represents and counsels clients in their dealings with Arizona regulatory agencies, including the Arizona Department of Insurance and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Shelley Tolman

Shelley is a complex commercial litigator with experience in contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property disputes, injunctive proceedings and class actions.