Landmark Political Law Achievements Catapult Roopali Desai to In Business 2021 Women of Achievement

Prevailing in 11 lawsuits related to Arizona’s 2020 General Election and working with business executives, criminal justice advocates, first responders, and others led to Roopali Desai’s selection as an In Business 2021 Woman of Achievement. One of 14 women who will be honored at the publication’s Oct. 8 event, Roopali is also one of three who will share her story in an eight-minute TED Talk-style speech. Chosen because her story is especially inspiring, she will highlight some key defining moments from her career. The last year alone provides tremendous material. Arizona Capitol Times selected Roopali as Best Capitol/Political Lawyer in its 2021 Best of the Capitol Awards, and Business Insider named her one of 11 power players shaping Arizona’s recreational cannabis market. Additionally, she represented the Arizona...

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 17 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys

Best Lawyers® recognized 17 of our 20 attorneys for exceptional work in 19 categories. Out of the 17, 16 were honored as Best Lawyers®, with Marki Stewart recognized for the first time. Additionally, Kristen Yost was lauded as “One to Watch” — a designation given to attorneys who display professional excellence early in their careers. The Best Lawyers in America© is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession. Each year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys of tens of thousands of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Firm attorneys recognized in the 2022 edition are: 2022 Best Lawyers Keith Beauchamp: Commercial Litigation; Legal...

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ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

Committed to promoting compliance with data privacy and patient access laws, Melissa Soliz has supported My Data Choices (MDC) in its five years of operation. While celebrating its anniversary, the organization recognized her contributions to applied informatics research as a member of its Advisory Board. Formed with a National Institute for Mental Health grant in 2016, MDC helps researchers identify and assess solutions to close the gap between legal privacy rights and patient/provider expectations. During its five years, MDC has published 14 papers, including in the Arizona State Law Journal, the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and the International Journal of Medical Informatics. Mel provides pro bono assistance to numerous organizations, including serving as President of the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys. She assists her clients, rangingfrom innovative...

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Arizona Capitol Times Honors Roopali Desai as Best Capitol/Political Lawyer

Arizona Capitol Times Honors Roopali Desai as Best Capitol/Political Lawyer

After prevailing in 11 lawsuits related to Arizona’s 2020 General Election, Roopali Desai was a clear choice for Arizona Capitol Times 2021 Best of the Capitol Awards. Winning in the Best Capitol/Political Lawyer category, Roopali was lauded for her tireless work bringing and defending election challenges, ensuring campaign finance compliance and successfully representing several initiative and referendum campaigns. It’s not the first time Roopali has won a Best of the Capitol award; the head of Coppersmith Brockelman’s Election and Political Law practice also received one in 2019. Recognized as Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Phoenix Civil Rights Law “Lawyer of the Year,” she is well known for her creative, strategic and dogged approach to representing clients. Roopali’s extensive list of accomplishments include leading numerous ballot measures to...

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Chambers USA Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman in 2021 Legal Rankings

Chambers USA Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman in 2021 Legal Rankings

We are proud to announce that six Coppersmith Brockelman lawyers have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA. The annual guide to the nation’s leading attorneys and law firms ranked the 20-lawyer firm in the Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Healthcare practice areas. 2021 Chambers USA nationally recognized attorney: Kristen Rosati, Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare Six individual attorneys were recognized for their expertise in Arizona: Keith Beauchamp, Litigation: General Commercial Kent Brockelman, Labor & Employment Roopali Desai, Litigation: General Commercial John DeWulf, Litigation: General Commercial Karen Owens, Healthcare Kristen Rosati, Healthcare “Over the last 26 years, Coppersmith Brockelman has built a reputation for providing unparalleled counsel and representation. Recognition from Chambers USA underscores that the firm and attorneys honored are among the very best,”...

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Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Selected for AHLA’s Newest Fellowship Class

Leading health care attorney, Kristen Rosati, is one of seven elected as the American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) newest Fellows.  This honor recognizes career-long achievements, contributions and tenure with AHLA, and continuing service and leadership in the legal profession.  AHLA Fellows are ambassadors for the Association and serve as role models and mentors to current members. As a Past President, Member of the Board of Directors, and member of numerous AHLA programs planning committees, Kristen will be an outstanding addition to this esteemed group. “We truly had an impressive slate of candidates, which made the selection process a difficult one,” said AHLA President S. Craig Holden. “We greatly appreciate all those who expressed interest in serving our Association and welcome our newest class of AHLA leaders.” Considered...

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