Andy Gaona Leads Coppersmith Brockelman’s Political & Election Practice as Roopali Desai Exits for Ninth Circuit Judgeship

With Roopali Desai leaving to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Coppersmith Brockelman not only congratulates her on the appointment, but also announces that Andy Gaona will take up the mantle of the firm’s nationally recognized elections, political, and public law practice she helped build and ensure its important work continues and expands throughout Arizona. In her 15 years at Coppersmith Brockelman, Desai focused on defending election challenges, ensuring compliance with campaign finance laws and representing a variety of initiative and candidate campaigns. Most recently, she prevailed in 11 lawsuits related to Arizona’s 2020 General Election and successfully represented two statewide initiative campaigns. Additionally, she helped the firm's business clients resolve a variety of disputes. “President Biden and the U.S. Senate...

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4 New Attorneys Strengthen Coppersmith Brockelman’s Health Care, Corporate and Commercial Litigation Practices

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...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Hires Malvika Sinha to Address Increasing Commercial Litigation Demand

As companies return to pre-COVID-19 operations and need to resolve legal issues set aside during the pandemic, an increasing number choose litigation. To meet this growing demand, we hired Malvika Sinha to bolster our commercial litigation practice. Sinha’s experience with high-stakes disputes will help us continue to deliver our renowned legal services. Sinha has worked with clients on a wide variety of disputes, including environmental, food and drug, pharmaceutical litigation, class action defense, and sensitive internal investigations. Several of her cases have involved intensive discovery and regular motion practice. “We help clients address a wide range of business needs, including representing them in court when needed. Malvika’s experience litigating complicated cases strengthens our ability to meet clients’ growing litigation needs,” said Roopali Desai, partner. “Moreover, her experience...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Ranked Among 2022 Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report

Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report honored our firm in its 2022 edition of Best Law Firms by ranking us nationally in four practice areas and locally in 19 practice areas. Attaining multiple Best Law Firms rankings demonstrates that our lawyers think creatively, find practical solutions, build community and provide excellent services. Firms recognized are known for professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers, who provide feedback on a variety of factors, including cost effectiveness, responsiveness, and expertise. The firm was ranked in the following practice areas: Metropolitan Tier 1, Phoenix Administrative / Regulatory Law Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Civil Rights Law Commercial Litigation Employment Law – Management Health Care Law Litigation – Antitrust Litigation – Health Care Litigation – Labor & Employment ...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Hires Andrew T. Fox to Serve Clients’ Growing Commercial Litigation Needs

Recognized as one of Arizona’s top commercial litigation firms, Coppersmith Brockelman hired Andrew T. Fox to assist a growing number of clients with high-stakes cases. Andrew’s experience with complex disputes and business torts will help the firm continue to provide the outstanding service and favorable outcomes it is known for delivering. “Andrew’s success in federal and state courts, combined with his background representing clients in healthcare, hospitality, real estate development, and finance, bolsters Coppersmith Brockelman’s ability to creatively, efficiently and effectively resolve commercial disputes,” said John DeWulf, co-leader of Coppersmith Brockelman’s commercial litigation practice. Prior to joining Coppersmith Brockelman, Fox served as a clerk for the United States District Court, gaining invaluable knowledge related to the Federal Tort Claims Act, Title VII, Lanham Act, False Claims Act,...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Coppersmith Brockelman is thrilled to announce its newest partner, Marki Stewart. “Principles that guide us here are simple: practice at the highest level of the profession; think creatively; find practical solutions; always do the right thing, build community, and maintain a sense of humor.  Marki has done all of this and more, and we are grateful that she is joining the partnership,” said Keith Beauchamp, chair of the firm’s governance committee. Telemedicine exploded in popularity during the pandemic but creates a variety of legal challenges for health care providers and other organizations looking to harness its benefits. Well versed in licensing, reimbursement, credentialing, and security issues surrounding telemedicine, Marki Stewart has been invaluable since joining the firm in 2019. “Coppersmith Brockelman’s nationally acclaimed health care practice worked...

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