Jill Chasson Highlights Need for Anti-Harassment, Conflict of Interest Policies in Arizona Capitol Times

Jill Chasson Highlights Need for Anti-Harassment, Conflict of Interest Policies in Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona Capitol Times recently turned to Coppersmith Brockelman’s Jill Chasson for insight into the Arizona Legislature’s murky workplace standards.Jill, who has 25 years of experience practicing employment law, was quoted extensively throughout the article. With the current situations in the Legislature as the backdrop, she addressed the importance of establishing a workplace culture based on respect and professionalism, and of having robust sexual harassment and conflict of interest policies that set boundaries for personal relationships with coworkers and non-employees. She also reviewed steps for effectively investigating complaints under such policies. Well versed in the many federal and state laws that govern the workplace, Jill regularly conducts internal investigations and works with employers to resolve difficult workplace issues. When disputes arise, she represents employers before administrative agencies, in arbitration proceedings, and in...

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Kristen Rosati Discusses a Year of Healthcare Law Developments with the AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Kristen Rosati Discusses a Year of Healthcare Law Developments with the AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

When health lawyers from around the country gathered in Phoenix for the recent American Health Lawyers Association’s Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Coppersmith Brockelman’s Kristen Rosati brought them up to speed on the many changes in healthcare law over the last year. Speaking at a plenary session, Kristen covered changes to healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act; privacy and security laws; public health responses to the coronavirus, immunization, and opioid crises; and developments in life sciences laws.  One of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen has deep experience in data breaches, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, clinical trials contracting, and biobanking and genomic privacy.  Kristen, a Past President (2013-2014) of AHLA, is a sought-after national speaker...

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American Health Lawyers Association Taps Kristen Rosati to Plan Conference and Moderate Panel

American Health Lawyers Association Taps Kristen Rosati to Plan Conference and Moderate Panel

As a nationally recognized leader in health care law, Kristen Rosati was invited for a fourth year to be on the program planning committee for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Institute. Kristen was also invited to moderate a panel on “Doing Deals in the Genomic and Big Data Era.” Attracting top in-house and outside counsel who advise the nation's leading teaching hospitals and medical centers, this annual event addresses the unique legal issues they face. Kristen and the planning committee developed content programming, including in-depth sessions covering genomic medicine, Big Data, and foreign influence on research.  During the conference, which was in late January in Arlington, Va., Kristen moderated a panel discussion about “Doing Deals in the Genomic and Big Data Era.” She and...

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Sam Coppersmith Covers the Complexities of Private Foundations During National Business Institute Webinar

Sam Coppersmith Covers the Complexities of Private Foundations During National Business Institute Webinar

The legal and tax aspects of private foundations can be a complex undertaking. In the recent National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, “Private Foundations From Start to Finish,” Sam Coppersmith and his panel of co-presenters provided insight to help lawyers advise clients in this area of law. Specifically, he spoke on: Different types of private foundations, funding and giving options, and rules governing non-operating foundations vs. operating foundations. Organizing and governing a private foundation, foundation board considerations, and the investment of funds and distribution. Filing necessary tax returns, IRS Form 990 – PF, IRS Form 990 – T, requirements, contributions, disbursements, expenses, and more.Changes for exempt organizations, including private foundations, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses and nonprofit entities as...

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Three Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Present at Arizona Health Law Basics Conference

Three Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Present at Arizona Health Law Basics Conference

Our nationally recognized health care practice made an impressive showing at the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys’ (AzSHA) Arizona Health Law Basics Conference at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Attorneys Scott Bennett, Marki Stewart, and Melissa Soliz offered expertise on various health care legal matters in educational seminars at the event.   Scott and Marki participated in the “Emergent Technologies” panel, sharing knowledge of developing telehealth technologies, and explaining the impact of artificial intelligence on health care. Marki spoke about licensing procedures, board exams, and peer review processes in a presentation titled “ADHS Licensing, Professional Boards and Peer Review.”Melissa presented on compliance issues in “Privacy Survey: HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, GDPR and State Laws.”  Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and...

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Phoenix Business Journal Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman Among 2020 Top Law Firms

Phoenix Business Journal Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman Among 2020 Top Law Firms

For the fifth consecutive year, the Phoenix Business Journal recognized Coppersmith Brockelman as one of the top 80 law firms in the Phoenix area. This ranking is part of the Business Journal’s weekly listing of top companies in a variety of industries and its annual Book of Lists that details the top companies in Phoenix.  Firms were ranked by the number of local attorneys, with Coppersmith Brockelman taking the No. 43 spot. The firm has received numerous accolades for its expertise and high level of service from the Business Journal and other industry publications, including Chambers USA and Southwest Super Lawyers. The firm is also consistently honored in Best Lawyers’® annual list of the Best Law Firms in the state and the nation. View the Business Journal ranking here. ...

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