Naomi Jorgensen Joins ALA Arizona Board as Director at Large and Community Connection Chair

Naomi Jorgensen Joins ALA Arizona Board as Director at Large and Community Connection Chair

Having served as Coppersmith Brockelman’s Chief Administrative Officer and Firm Administrator for the last three years, Naomi Jorgensen is helping advance the professional legal management industry. The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Arizona Chapter recently elected her as Director at Large and the Community Connection Chair for 2020-2021. As Community Connection Chair, Naomi works to encourage ALA members, firms, business partners, relatives and friends to come together to contribute time, energy and resources toward improving their communities. She will organize a community service project or fundraiser to bring chapter members and business partners together to support a good cause.  As a Director at Large, Naomi helps ALA Arizona improve the quality of management in legal service organizations, promote and enhance the competence of professionalism of legal administrators, and represent...

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Kristen Rosati recently spoke in a webinar for the American Health Law Association, covering the de-identification standards under various privacy laws.

Kristen Rosati Discusses De-identification Legal Standards During AHLA Webinar

As a nationally recognized leader in health information privacy and security, Coppersmith Brockelman’s Kristen Rosati was asked to participate in a 90-minute webinar “De-identification Demystified: Legal Standards, Risks, and Mechanisms to Prevent Re-identification” for the American Health Law Association (AHLA). Kristen explained the evolving legal standards for the de-identification or anonymization of data under various privacy laws, including HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, the Common Rule, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. She also discussed how to “future proof” de-identified data during this time of changing legal standards, through using the statistical expert method of de-identification.  A Past President of AHLA, Kristen is a respected mainstay within the nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field.  Kristen...

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Chambers USA Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman in 2020 Legal Rankings

Chambers USA Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman in 2020 Legal Rankings

We’re proud to announce that five of our lawyers have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. The annual guide to the nation’s leading attorneys and law firms ranked our 20-lawyer firm in the Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Healthcare practice areas.  2020 Chambers USA nationally recognized attorney: Kristen Rosati, Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare Five individual attorneys were recognized for their expertise in Arizona: Keith Beauchamp, Litigation: General CommercialJohn DeWulf, Litigation: General CommercialKent Brockelman, Labor & EmploymentKaren Owens, HealthcareKristen Rosati, Healthcare  “Coppersmith Brockelman has established a national reputation for excellence, and it is gratifying to see that reflected by Chambers USA recognizing both the firm and five of our attorneys for several consecutive years,” said Keith Beauchamp, chair of the governance committee. “Congratulations to this year’s honorees, as well...

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Roopali Desai and Andy Gaona filed a Petition for Special Action with the Arizona Supreme Court on behalf of four political action committees (PACs) proposing ballot measures for Arizona’s General Election in November.

Law360 Covers Roopali Desai and Andy Gaona’s Legal Advocacy for Initiative PACs

Roopali Desai and Andy Gaona filed a Petition for Special Action with the Arizona Supreme Court on behalf of four political action committees (PACs) proposing ballot measures for Arizona’s General Election in November. The lawsuit asks the Court to allow the initiative proponents to collect signatures online using the same online signature gathering platform that federal and state candidates are permitted to use. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will not oppose the lawsuit and agrees with Roopali and Andy that giving the PACs access to the online signature gathering platform makes public health sense. Law360 recently interviewed Roopali to get her take on the case. Roopali, an experienced election and political lawyer, explained why allowing PACs the same access to the E-Qual online signature gathering system that political candidates have is the only...

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Super Lawyers Honors 12 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys

We’re proud to announce that 12 of our 20 attorneys have been recognized in Super Lawyers’ 2020 edition. Super Lawyers honors accomplished attorneys in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Attorneys from Coppersmith Brockelman who received the 2020 honor are: Keith Beauchamp – Business Litigation (recognized since 2007)Scott Bennett – Health Care (recognized since 2018); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation (2012-2013)Kent Brockelman – Employment & Labor Law (recognized since 2007)Jill Chasson – Employment & Labor Law (recognized since 2016) Roopali Desai – Legislative & Government Affairs (recognized since 2019); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014-2016)John DeWulf – Business Litigation (recognized since 2007); Top 50 Arizona Super Lawyers (recognized since 2011)Andrew Gaona –...

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Roopali represents four initiative campaigns who filed a Petition for Special Action with the Arizona Supreme Court to seek an order permitting them to use the E-Qual system to obtain online signatures

Roopali Desai Calls for Arizona Courts to Allow Online Petition Signatures

Although social distancing practices and stay-at-home orders are necessary, they have hindered the ability for groups seeking to put measures on the November ballot to collect petition signatures from individuals. Roopali Desai recently sat down with KJZZ, Arizona Daily Star and Arizona Capitol Times to discuss the breadth of the issue and how to solve it. An experienced election and political lawyer, Roopali represents four initiative campaigns who filed a Petition for Special Action with the Arizona Supreme Court to seek an order permitting them to use the E-Qual system to obtain online signatures. She shared that political candidates already have access to the same system to get the signatures they need and argued the court should uphold the constitutional right of citizens to initiate laws by allowing the use of the...

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