AzBusiness Leaders Recognizes 5 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys

The year started with a bang as Jill Chasson, Sam Coppersmith, John DeWulf, Andrew Gordon, and Kristen Rosati were recognized among the state’s most influential leaders in the 2024 edition of AzBusiness Leaders. Selected for being highly respected trailblazers, the attorneys were honored across several law categories: Bet-the-Company Litigation: John DeWulf Business & Commercial Litigation: Andrew Gordon Employment & Labor Relations: Jill Chasson Healthcare Law: Kristen Rosati Real Estate Law: Sam Coppersmith These latest recognitions come on the heels of several individual and firm accolades, including Chambers USA, Best Law Firms, and Best Lawyers©, all of which are a testament to its outstanding work. Published by AZ Big Media, AzBusiness Leaders is an annual business-to-business publication that identifies the who’s who of Arizona’s business community. Read more about the...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Earns #1 Spot in Phoenix Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Awards

As a testament to the firm’s unwavering commitment to creating and maintaining an enviable work environment, Coppersmith Brockelman was honored as the winner of the Phoenix Business Journal's 2023 Best Places to Work Micro Category, which recognizes companies with 10-24 employees. The firm edged out all other nominees in their category, achieving a final score of 98.58 out of 100, earning them the top spot. More than 300 companies submitted nominations across six categories based on company size ranging from micro to extra-large for the prestigious award program. That list was whittled down to the top 100 finalists following a rigorous employee survey that determined final scores. Evaluated across a host of categories from benefits offerings to overall satisfaction, all of Coppersmith Brockelman’s team members who participated...

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Attorney Andy Gaona

Andy Gaona Argues High-Profile Abortion Case for Planned Parenthood Arizona Before Arizona Supreme Court

In a high-stakes case that will determine the future of access to abortion in Arizona, attorney Andy Gaona represented Planned Parenthood Arizona in an oral argument before the Arizona Supreme Court this week. The question before the court is which of two abortion laws controls in Arizona – a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans nearly all abortions, or one enacted just last year under which physicians can provide abortion care through 15 weeks. Last December, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that the more recent law controls, and that physicians can’t be prosecuted under the pre-statehood law. On Planned Parenthood’s behalf, Andy urged the Arizona Supreme Court to affirm that ruling.     The Arizona Supreme Court will decide the case sometime in...

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Kristen Rosati

Kristen Rosati Profiled as an Industry Leader in Az Business’ Who’s Who in Healthcare 2024

Considered one of the nation’s top attorneys on Big Data and HIPAA compliance, Kristen Rosati was featured in Az Business magazine’s Who’s Who in Healthcare, a special section highlighting the most influential healthcare leaders in the state.  Kristen’s depth of experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration, data breaches, health information exchange, clinical research compliance, biobanking, and genomic privacy earned her a spot as an industry leader in the magazine.   A sought-after national speaker, Kristen has been active in national healthcare policy and served as past president (2013-2014) and Fellow of the American Health Law Association (AHLA), the nation’s largest health care legal organization. She is also a founding member of the Arizona Leadership Council for Take the Lead Women and has been involved in...

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IBR Enforcement is Here: Melissa Soliz and Ben Yeager Provide Insights into Enforcement Rules in Newest Brief

Are you ready for IBR enforcement? In the latest Coppersmith Brief, Mel Soliz and Ben Yeager lay out the information blocking enforcement landscape for health care providers under the Proposed HHS Disincentives Rule and for health IT developers and HIN/HIEs under the Final OIG CMP Rule.   The Brief outlines two key rule changes:  The Office of the Inspector General finalized the OIG CMP Rule & began enforcement against health IT developers and health information networks/exchanges. Those who have committed information blocking face penalties up to $1 million per violation. The new HHS Disincentives regulation proposal outlines penalties for healthcare providers who have committed information blocking. If participating in certain Medicare programs, providers could face disincentives.  Those not participating have delayed enforcement pending further rule making....

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Phoenix Business Journal

Coppersmith Brockelman Earns #2 Spot on Phoenix Business Journal’s Largest Phoenix-Area Cannabis Law Practices List

Phoenix Business Journal recently recognized Coppersmith Brockelman among the Valley’s largest Cannabis Law Practices, ranking at the #2 spot in their Book of Lists. With eight local cannabis business attorneys, Coppersmith Brockelman represents a diverse group of clients in the cannabis industry.  The firm is well-versed in issues arising under Arizona’s medical marijuana statutes, which have been in place since 2011. More recently, members of their team were instrumental in Arizona’s legalization of adult use cannabis in 2020 through the Smart & Safe Arizona Act (Proposition 207) by both drafting the measure and defending it against a pre-election challenge in court. Coppersmith has also dealt extensively with key legislators, regulators, and industry organizations such as the Arizona Dispensary Association about Prop 207 and its implementation. Being...

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