Super Lawyers Honors 13 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys

Super Lawyers Honors 13 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys

Coppersmith Brockelman, a prominent Phoenix-based business law firm, announced today that 13 of its 20 attorneys have been recognized in Super Lawyers’ 2021 edition. 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 2021 honor are: Keith Beauchamp – Business Litigation (recognized since 2007) Scott Bennett – Health Care (recognized since 2018); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation (2012-2013) Kent Brockelman – Employment & Labor Law (recognized since 2007) Jill Chasson – Employment & Labor Law (recognized since 2016) Roopali Desai – Legislative & Government Affairs (recognized since 2019); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014-2016) John DeWulf – Business Litigation (recognized since 2007);...

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

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

Serving on hospital peer review committees can be time-consuming, difficult work — sometimes making it hard to attract physicians to serve. Drawing on her years of advising hospital and medical staff leadership, Karen Owens educated Hospital Peer Review readers on how to attract health care professionals to peer review committees. Karen explained that physicians may be convinced to participate in staff self-governance for many reasons, including good citizenship, a desire to lead, camaraderie, or even curiosity. Transforming staff members into leaders takes ongoing cultivation over the course of months or years. Karen encouraged hospitals to develop physician and nurse champions to provide encouragement and tools to bring their peers into committee service. Additionally, she said an efficient committee is an attractive one —having committee processes that...

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Karen Owens Provides In Business with Insight into COVID-19 Legal Issues

Examining legal issues surrounding COVID-19 for its February cover story, In Business turned to Karen Owens, co-leader of Coppersmith Brockelman’s nationally recognized health care practice, for a glimpse into ramifications businesses can expect in 2021. Karen’s predictions include that as hospitals reach capacity with COVID patients, many employees may be forced to postpone their visits for services such as elective surgeries. For example, someone needing orthopedic surgery may need to stay out of work longer prior to surgery. Moreover, Karen warns fallout may worsen as hospitals lose providers who burn out after months of pandemic-related stress. Recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers, Karen represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other providers in matters of quality management, medical staff credentialing and...

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Karen Owens Reappointed to Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers Board of Directors

Karen Owens was recently reappointed by the Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers to its Board of Directors for a three-year term. A member of Coppersmith Brockelman’s nationally recognized health care practice, Karen regularly represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other institutions in matters of quality management, medical staff credentialing and peer review, hospital and medical staff structures, bylaws, confidentiality, government reporting, Medicare participation and state licensure, and other clinical-related issues. Jerry Gaffaney, current president of the Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers,  announced that Karen and three other board members were all re-elected. The AAHCL provides a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its members to serve health care clients more effectively, while producing high quality educational programs. Karen has served on the...

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Eleven Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Honored as 2017 “Best Lawyers,” Five Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix

Coppersmith Brockelman has a lot to celebrate as 11 of the firm’s 21 attorneys have been recognized across 16 separate practice areas as 2017 “Best Lawyers®” by The Best Lawyers in America©.  Among the honorees, nearly half have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix, an honor reserved for only one attorney in the city practicing in a specific field of law. Now in its 24th edition, The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession. Each year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s “Best Lawyers” in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Coppersmith Brockelman...

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