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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Karen Owens Reappointed to Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys Board of Directors

Karen Owens Outlines Key Arizona Peer Review Updates for AzSHA

For the first time since 2005, the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed substantive peer review issues in 2021. To help its members understand them better, the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA) turned to Karen Owens to unpack the impact on the peer review process. Karen’s blog summarized key takeaways from Sharifi Takieh v. O’Meara (“Takieh”) and Sharifi v. Banner Health (“Sharifi”): Takieh affirmed the prohibition on discovery of peer review documents and made clear that hospitals cannot be required to prepare privilege logs in connection with claims of peer review confidentiality. Sharifi affirmed the prohibition on discovery of peer review documents and made clear that hospitals cannot be required to prepare privilege logs in connection with claims of peer review confidentiality. Although Sharifi is an...

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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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Karen Owens Advises Hospitals on Attracting Physician Leaders to Peer Review Committees

Karen Owens Blogs About Affordable Care Act Anti-Sex Discrimination for AzSHA

Following up to a recent presentation to the Arizona Society for Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA),  Karen Owens provided a more in-depth examination of the anti-discrimination provisions in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, including based on sex, limited English proficiency and disability. With major changes in the current regulations on sex discrimination expected and questions about the status of other parts of Section 1557, Karen’s blog helps readers understand the history and current status of Section 1557, major court decisions, practical realities for providers, and what may be next on the horizon. Karen, who serves on the AzSHA Board of Directors, represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other providers in a variety of matters including quality management, medical staff credentialing and peer review, medical staff structures,...

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Karen Owens Reappointed to Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys Board of Directors

Karen Owens Provides AzSHA with Affordable Care Act Anti-Sex Discrimination Overview

Karen Owens spoke at an Arizona Society for Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA) meeting about the sex discrimination prohibitions in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Co-presenting with Trent Stechschulte, general counsel and compliance officer of Equitas Health in Ohio, Karen addressed the history and current status of Section 1557, along with major court decisions and practical realities for providers. Karen, who serves on the AzSHA Board of Directors, represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other providers in a variety of matters including quality management, medical staff credentialing and peer review, medical staff structures, bylaws and confidentiality, as well as National Practitioner Data Bank, state professional board, and other government reporting. Review the full program summary here....

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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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