Best Lawyers® Recognizes 15 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys and 2 Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® has not only recognized 15 of our 22 attorneys for exceptional work in 17 categories, but also named Kent Brockelman “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation — Labor & Employment and Andy Gordon “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation — Health Care and Litigation — Antitrust. 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. The Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys recognized in the 2024 edition are: 2024 Best Lawyers Michael Aguirre: Corporate Law (2024) Keith Beauchamp: Bet-the-Company Litigation (2024),...

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Attorney Michael Aguirre

Three-time Graduate Michael Aguirre Elected to the ASU Foundation’s Board of Directors

A prominent member of the legal community and active participant in several leadership organizations, Coppersmith Brockelman’s Michael Aguirre has been elected to the ASU Foundation’s board of directors. In this role, he will work to unite people, increase philanthropic support, and boost investment in advancing the Foundation’s mission of building an environment focused on inclusion, student success, and development. Known for his extensive work in corporate and business law — and leader of the firm’s Cannabis Law practice — Michael is a three-time ASU alumnus who earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with Honors from Barrett, The Honors College (2000), a Master of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education (2002), and a Juris Doctor (2005). He has been actively involved with the university and currently...

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4 New Attorneys Strengthen Coppersmith Brockelman’s Health Care, Corporate and Commercial Litigation Practices

Recognized nationally for outstanding work in health care law and commercial litigation, Coppersmith Brockelman further bolsters our expertise in these areas by hiring David Bixby, Michael Aguirre, Nathan Kunz and Ben Yeager. Well-known to the Arizona legal community (and beyond), David Bixby joins us after nearly 25 years as Chief Legal Officer of Banner Health.  David oversaw Banner’s corporate, regulatory, transactional, and other legal affairs as it grew to a $12 billion multi-state integrated healthcare system. He provides strategic advice to health care organizations, including management of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and affiliations, other major transactions, corporate governance, conflicts of interest and director independence issues, physician and network arrangements, and Stark and anti-kickback matters. Michael Aguirre comes to the firm after three years as Assistant General...

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