Landmark Political Law Achievements Catapult Roopali Desai to In Business 2021 Women of Achievement

Prevailing in 11 lawsuits related to Arizona’s 2020 General Election and working with business executives, criminal justice advocates, first responders, and others led to Roopali Desai’s selection as an In Business 2021 Woman of Achievement. One of 14 women who will be honored at the publication’s Oct. 8 event, Roopali is also one of three who will share her story in an eight-minute TED Talk-style speech. Chosen because her story is especially inspiring, she will highlight some key defining moments from her career. The last year alone provides tremendous material. Arizona Capitol Times selected Roopali as Best Capitol/Political Lawyer in its 2021 Best of the Capitol Awards, and Business Insider named her one of 11 power players shaping Arizona’s recreational cannabis market. Additionally, she represented the Arizona...

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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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Arizona Capitol Times Honors Roopali Desai as Best Capitol/Political Lawyer

Arizona Capitol Times Honors Roopali Desai as Best Capitol/Political Lawyer

After prevailing in 11 lawsuits related to Arizona’s 2020 General Election, Roopali Desai was a clear choice for Arizona Capitol Times 2021 Best of the Capitol Awards. Winning in the Best Capitol/Political Lawyer category, Roopali was lauded for her tireless work bringing and defending election challenges, ensuring campaign finance compliance and successfully representing several initiative and referendum campaigns. It’s not the first time Roopali has won a Best of the Capitol award; the head of Coppersmith Brockelman’s Election and Political Law practice also received one in 2019. Recognized as Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Phoenix Civil Rights Law “Lawyer of the Year,” she is well known for her creative, strategic and dogged approach to representing clients. Roopali’s extensive list of accomplishments include leading numerous ballot measures to...

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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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Rachel Maddow Invites Roopali Desai to Share Insight on Arizona’s Ballot Audit

Rachel Maddow Invites Roopali Desai to Share Insight on Arizona’s Ballot Audit

Representing Arizona Democrats in a lawsuit to stop a ballot audit, Roopali Desai appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the Republican-majority state senate’s effort to recount Maricopa County’s 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 presidential election. Roopali expressed concern about the audit’s lack of transparency and long-term impacts on the public’s trust in democratic processes. Questions swirl around the recount, but answers are hard to find. As Roopali explains, it’s unclear what Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based private contractor conducting the audit, wants to uncover or their procedures. Despite a judge’s orders to disclose procedures proving compliance with state law, Cyber Ninjas filed a motion saying this would create security issues or reveal trade secrets. Moreover, Roopali contends because the operation is partially tax-dollar-funded, taxpayers...

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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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