Jill Chasson Addresses Disclosing Pronoun Preferences in Email Signatures for HR Daily Advisor

With gender identity, gender fluidity and transgender rights gaining more public attention in recent years, Jill Chasson wrote an article for BLR’s HR Daily Advisor and Employment Law Letter (West) highlighting factors employers should consider around specifying pronouns in email signatures. Jill addressed the benefits of requiring all employees to add pronouns to their email signatures , including attracting new workers and preventing employees with more ambiguous names from being mistaken for the wrong gender. She also covered why companies might choose to leave it to employees to accommodate nonbinary employees who are reluctant to specify as well as those who have faith-based objections, and shared business reasons why some companies prohibit the practice. Regardless of whether a company opts to require or prohibit pronoun inclusion,...

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PHOENIX Magazine Recognizes 6 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys as Top Lawyers

Polling State Bar of Arizona members for their recommendations on the Valley’s most outstanding attorneys, PHOENIX Magazine selected Keith Beauchamp, Kent Brockelman, Jill Chasson, Andy Gordon, Kristen Rosati, and Melissa Soliz for its inaugural Top Lawyers list. Keith handles complex commercial litigation matters in Arizona and around the country. He has extensive experience defending legal malpractice claims and class actions and represents plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of business disputes. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© since 2008 in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice, and Securities Litigation.  He has been included in Southwest Super Lawyers in the categories of Business Litigation and Securities Litigation for more than 15 years and was recognized as one of “Arizona’s Top 50 Lawyers” in 2011...

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 17 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys and 2 Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® has not only recognized 17 of our 21 attorneys for exceptional work in 19 categories, but also named Roopali Desai and Andy Gordon “Lawyer of the Year” in Civil Rights Law and Antitrust Law, respectively. The Lawyer of the Year designation is presented to only one individual in a given geographical region and practice area each year. Gordon previously won Lawyer of the Year five times, including in Antitrust Law in 2013 and 2018, Litigation – Antitrust Law in 2019, and Litigation – Healthcare in 2017 and 2021. Desai is a first-time Lawyer of the Year honoree and is the sixth attorney at the firm to have earned that recognition. Sixteen attorneys were honored as Best Lawyers in a wide range of practice areas. Additionally,...

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Jill Chasson Highlights Need for Updating Workplace Drug Testing Policies in HR Daily Advisor

With many businesses unsure of their legal rights in enforcing workplace drug policies following legalization and decriminalization of recreational cannabis, Jill Chasson wrote articles for BLR’s HR Daily Advisor and Employment Law Letter (West) urging Arizona employers to reassess their current policies. Although alignment with Arizona’s designated drug testing statute isn’t mandatory, compliant policies provide employers with valuable protection from litigation. Jill outlined the required policy components and noted the importance of applying any policy to all compensated employees and ensuring it is distributed to the workforce. She also addressed the need for policies to outline consequences for refusing to take a required test or attempting to alter or substitute samples, advising inclusion of a range of potential disciplinary and rehabilitative actions. Well versed in the many...

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Chambers USA Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman in 2022 Legal Rankings

Seven of our lawyers are recognized in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA. The annual guide to the nation's leading attorneys and law firms also ranked the firm in Arizona for the Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Healthcare practice areas. Jill Chasson is recognized for the first time in Labor & Employment, while Roopali Desai adds national recognition in Political Law. 2022 Chambers USA nationally recognized attorneys: Roopali Desai, Political Law Kristen Rosati, Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare Individual attorneys recognized for their expertise in Arizona: Keith Beauchamp, Litigation: General Commercial Kent Brockelman, Labor & Employment Jill Chasson, Labor & Employment Roopali Desai, Litigation: General Commercial John DeWulf, Litigation: General Commercial Karen Owens, Healthcare Kristen Rosati, Healthcare “Coppersmith Brockelman has established a national reputation for excellence, and...

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Super Lawyers Honors 13 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys

PHOENIX – (April 7, 2022) – Coppersmith Brockelman, a prominent Phoenix-based business law firm, announced today that 13 of its 21 attorneys have been recognized in Super Lawyers’ 2022 edition, with Keith Beauchamp and John DeWulf making the Top 50 Arizona Super Lawyers list. 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 2022 honor are: Keith Beauchamp – Business Litigation (recognized since 2007; Top 50 Arizona Super Lawyers in 2022 and 2011) Scott Bennett – Health Care (recognized since 2018); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation (2012-2013) Kent Brockelman – Employment & Labor...

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