Coppersmith Brockelman Earns #1 Spot in Phoenix Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Awards

As a testament to the firm’s unwavering commitment to creating and maintaining an enviable work environment, Coppersmith Brockelman was honored as the winner of the Phoenix Business Journal's 2023 Best Places to Work Micro Category, which recognizes companies with 10-24 employees. The firm edged out all other nominees in their category, achieving a final score of 98.58 out of 100, earning them the top spot. More than 300 companies submitted nominations across six categories based on company size ranging from micro to extra-large for the prestigious award program. That list was whittled down to the top 100 finalists following a rigorous employee survey that determined final scores. Evaluated across a host of categories from benefits offerings to overall satisfaction, all of Coppersmith Brockelman’s team members who participated...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Earns #2 Spot on Phoenix Business Journal’s Largest Phoenix-Area Cannabis Law Practices List

Phoenix Business Journal recently recognized Coppersmith Brockelman among the Valley’s largest Cannabis Law Practices, ranking at the #2 spot in their Book of Lists. With eight local cannabis business attorneys, Coppersmith Brockelman represents a diverse group of clients in the cannabis industry.  The firm is well-versed in issues arising under Arizona’s medical marijuana statutes, which have been in place since 2011. More recently, members of their team were instrumental in Arizona’s legalization of adult use cannabis in 2020 through the Smart & Safe Arizona Act (Proposition 207) by both drafting the measure and defending it against a pre-election challenge in court. Coppersmith has also dealt extensively with key legislators, regulators, and industry organizations such as the Arizona Dispensary Association about Prop 207 and its implementation. Being...

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40 Under 40 Class of 2023 Honoree Mel Soliz Shares Top Career & Personal Insights in Phoenix Business Journal Q&A

As one of the nation’s top health data, interoperability, and health equity attorneys, the Phoenix Business Journal recently inducted Mel Soliz into its 40 Under 40 (Class of 2023), including a special feature where she shared details about her legal career and personal life. Mel was selected from nearly 400 nominees for her impact in the Valley’s business and charitable communities, including her commitment to advancing health equity and responsible health data stewardship in her community. “I am honored and thrilled to have been selected for this year’s 40 under 40. I am extremely grateful to Contexture for nominating me and giving me the opportunity to work on such important projects with the Arizona and Colorado teams,” she said. In the Q&A profile, Mel weighed in with advice...

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Mel Soliz Named an Emerging Leader in Healthcare by Managed Healthcare Executive

Thought leader and sought after-speaker on health data and interoperability, Mel Soliz’s high-profile work has earned her the distinction of being named one of Managed Healthcare Executive’s Emerging Leaders in Healthcare. This honor recognizes talented up-and-coming professionals who are leading the charge in shaping their organizations, making a positive impact in healthcare and inspiring others to make a difference in the industry. Selected for her work with nonprofit health data utilities driving systemic change within the healthcare system and improving healthcare access to underserved populations, this recognition highlights Mel’s commitment to advancing health equity and responsible health data stewardship in her community. It also underscores her unique position as one of the nation's preeminent health data and health equity attorneys. Mel ― who is also recognized by...

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Mel Soliz Recognized in Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Preeminent Data & Health Equity Attorney Mel Soliz Recognized in Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for Outstanding Achievements

As one of the nation's top health data, interoperability and health equity attorneys, Mel Soliz’s accomplishments and community service have earned her distinction as one of Phoenix Business Journal’s 2023 40 Under 40. The honor recognizes up-and-coming professionals under the age of 40 who have a major impact in the Valley's business and charitable communities. Selected from nearly 400 applicants, this honor highlights Mel’s commitment to advancing health equity in her community through her professional and charitable work. Mel ― who is also recognized by Chambers USA©️, Best Lawyers©, and Southwest Super Lawyers: Rising Stars© ― practices regulatory health law, focusing on compliance with data privacy, access and interoperability laws (such as the Information Blocking Rule and CMS interoperability mandates, health information networks/exchange (including TEFCA), behavioral health/substance...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Among Top Finalists of Phoenix Business Journal’s 2022 Best Places to Work Awards

Recognized for creating an outstanding work environment, Coppersmith Brockelman was honored as one of Phoenix Business Journal's 2022 Best Places to Work . The firm placed seventh among 35 forward-thinking finalists in the Micro category (10-45 employees). More than 300 companies submitted nominations, and 100 finalists were selected based on their local employees’ survey scores. 100% of Coppersmith Brockelman employees who participated feel valued and were scored as highly engaged, indicating they intend to stay with the company long-term and are motivated to contribute high discretionary effort. When asked to describe the firm’s environment, the top word used was “friendly.” Employees were also invited to provide responses to several open-ended questions.  Recurring themes included how much the firm genuinely cares about and supports each employee, shows appreciation...

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