Super Lawyers Honors 13 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys

PHOENIX – (April 7, 2022) – Coppersmith Brockelman, a prominent Phoenix-based business law firm, announced today that 13 of its 21 attorneys have been recognized in Super Lawyers’ 2022 edition, with Keith Beauchamp and John DeWulf making the Top 50 Arizona Super Lawyers list. 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 2022 honor are: Keith Beauchamp – Business Litigation (recognized since 2007; Top 50 Arizona Super Lawyers in 2022 and 2011) Scott Bennett – Health Care (recognized since 2018); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation (2012-2013) Kent Brockelman – Employment & Labor...

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Roopali Desai Honored as One of 12 USA Today 2022 Women of the Year

Honoring strong and resilient champions of change for its 2022 Women of the Year, USA Today selected Coppersmith Brockelman attorney Roopali Desai as one of 12 national honorees. Part of a cohort that includes Kamala Harris, Melinda French Gates and Simone Biles, Roopali was chosen for her work  defending democracy and fighting on behalf of teachers, students, and vulnerable populations. The publication touted Roopali’s work in launching Arizona’s recreational marijuana program, defeating multiple lawsuits making false claims about the 2020 presidential election, and prevailing at the Arizona Supreme Court to void an unconstitutional ban on mask mandates that was illegally rolled into budget legislation. Additionally, it highlighted her work in giving marginalized populations a voice, which ties into her mantra of doing something because it is...

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

Roopali Desai Elected as Member of Prestigious American Law Institute

The American Law Institute recently elected 59 eminent judges, lawyers and law professors for membership, including Roopali Desai. Selected for her professional achievement, Roopali will help the independent organization clarify, modernize and improve the law to promote better administration of justice. Dedicated to bringing the profession’s top minds together to find solutions to challenging topics, the Institute drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes influential Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law. By participating in ALI’s work, Roopali will influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, give back to the legal profession, and contribute to the public good. Membership in the prestigious ALI caps a banner year for Roopali, who prevailed in 11 lawsuits related to Arizona’s 2020 General Election. Her...

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Roopali Desai Brings Cannabis Law and Social Equity Experience to National Cannabis Roundtable Advisory Board

Looking to advance cannabis reform priorities, the National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) invited Roopali Desai to join other prominent cannabis industry thought leaders from around the nation on a new Advisory Board. Serving alongside notable members like John Boehner, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Roopali will assist the advisory board in nurturing the growing cannabis industry, protecting consumers, and fostering social equity. Roopali was instrumental in the construction and passage of Smart and Safe Arizona (Prop. 207) that legalized the adult use of cannabis in the State of Arizona and continues to provide legal assistance to cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, transporters, and testing laboratories. “Roopali’s leadership of Arizona’s of adult use legalization efforts, and her deep commitment...

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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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