Kent Brockelman and Jill Chasson Address Possible Federal Action on Noncompetes in Phoenix Business Journal

In response to President Joe Biden’s executive order pushing to regulate noncompete agreements, Phoenix Business Journal published a guest column by Kent Brockelman and Jill Chasson outlining steps businesses should take to protect themselves. Although the order does not change existing law, it signals potential federal regulation reigning in the use of restrictive covenant agreements that limit worker mobility. Such regulation would be consistent with national trends. Kent and Jill recommend businesses review agreements currently in use, amend those that might be deemed “unfair” from the executive order’s perspective, and, except in narrow circumstances, avoid the use of no-poach agreements pursuant to which businesses agree not to hire one another’s employees. Kent has years of experience in a wide variety of employment matters and serves as principal...

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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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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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Coppersmith Brockelman Super Lawyers 2021

Super Lawyers Honors 12 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys

Coppersmith Brockelman, a prominent Phoenix-based business law firm, announced today that 12 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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Az Business Honors Three Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Among Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona

Kristen Rosati, Kent Brockelman and John DeWulf (pictured left to right) were honored as three of Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2017 by Az Business magazine. The Top 100 Lawyers are chosen each year from a pool of more than 1,000 attorneys across the state. The final list is based on each attorney’s professional success, impact on their firm, community involvement and impact on the legal community. Kent Brockelman was recognized for labor and employment counseling, labor and employment litigation, and commercial litigation. John DeWulf was recognized for commercial litigation. Kristen Rosati was recognized for health information privacy and security, health information exchange and data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, biobanking and genomic privacy. View the full list of 2017 attorneys....

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Kent Brockelman Talks Office Politics with Az Business Magazine

As a contentious election nears, political debates in the workplace are undoubtedly increasing – and they could be troublesome for employers. Kent Brockelman shed light on this issue from a legal standpoint, educating Az Business magazine readers about the potential fallout that could lead to legal claims. He also offers supervisors advice on tempering situations that could become volatile. Read the full article....

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