Recognized nationally for outstanding work in health care law and commercial litigation, Coppersmith Brockelman further bolsters our expertise in these areas by hiring David Bixby, Michael Aguirre, Nathan Kunz and Ben Yeager.

Well-known to the Arizona legal community (and beyond), David Bixby joins us after nearly 25 years as Chief Legal Officer of Banner Health.  David oversaw Banner’s corporate, regulatory, transactional, and other legal affairs as it grew to a $12 billion multi-state integrated healthcare system. He provides strategic advice to health care organizations, including management of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and affiliations, other major transactions, corporate governance, conflicts of interest and director independence issues, physician and network arrangements, and Stark and anti-kickback matters.

Michael Aguirre comes to the firm after three years as Assistant General Counsel of Harvest Health & Recreation Inc., acquired by Trulieve Cannabis Corp.  He has wide-ranging experience representing public and private companies in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions, as well as counseling executive teams and boards on corporate governance and various commercial matters. He also advises clients in complex state, federal, and local regulatory environments, including cannabis companies and financial institutions. Michael’s work in traditional and non-traditional legal and business settings makes him a trusted advisor for his clients.

Nathan Kunz is an experienced commercial litigator who has secured multiple great results for Fortune 500 companies and other clients. His extensive litigation experience encompasses contracts, business torts, business divorces, consumer fraud and class action defense, noncompetition, developer guaranty defense, defamation, and adversary actions in bankruptcy court.

Ben Yeager joins our health care group after completing clerkships with the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals.  Before and during law school at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Ben worked in India, Uganda, China, the Philippines, and Mexico.  Ben received a Certificate in Law, Science and Technology with a Focus in Life Sciences & Biotechnology Law, and is passionate about health care data and privacy.