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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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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Jill Chasson and Scott Bennett Pinpoint Work-from-home Risk Management Solutions for Az Business Readers

With work-from-home policies extending indefinitely, businesses must consider unique risks associated with remote workforces. Jill Chasson and Scott Bennett guide businesses toward best work-from-home risk management practices in the latest issue of Az Business. Jill highlights challenges associated with tracking employee hours in a remote setting, encouraging employers to establish procedures or technology solutions to ensure accurate time tracking. Clear communication and enforcement of these processes can help employers refute later claims that employees are owed additional pay. Scott’s comments focus on cybersecurity threats. During the pandemic, there has been an increase in ransomware attacks that include work-from-home employees clicking on malevolent links in phishing emails. Employers can reduce the risk of a ransomware attack by training on how to identify phishing emails and adopting technical measures...

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Melissa Soliz Elected President of the Arizona Society for Healthcare Attorneys

Three Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Present at Arizona Health Law Basics Conference

Our nationally recognized health care practice made an impressive showing at the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys’ (AzSHA) Arizona Health Law Basics Conference at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Attorneys Scott Bennett, Marki Stewart, and Melissa Soliz offered expertise on various health care legal matters in educational seminars at the event.   Scott and Marki participated in the “Emergent Technologies” panel, sharing knowledge of developing telehealth technologies, and explaining the impact of artificial intelligence on health care. Marki spoke about licensing procedures, board exams, and peer review processes in a presentation titled “ADHS Licensing, Professional Boards and Peer Review.”Melissa presented on compliance issues in “Privacy Survey: HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, GDPR and State Laws.”  Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and...

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Scott Bennett Informs Healthcare Risk Management Readers About Compensation Compliance

AHLA Calls on Scott Bennett to Discuss Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Impact on Patient Privacy with Connections Magazine

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) with big data is raising serious questions about privacy, such as whether the legal standards for deidentifying health information need updating.  Attorney Scott Bennett discussed this issue in a recent article for the American Health Lawyers Association’s Connectionsmagazine, “Patient Privacy in an Era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.” The article was part of the magazine’s feature on the top 10 issues in health law for 2020. In the article, Scott explained when personal information is deidentified, it is no longer protected by HIPAA and other privacy laws. AI technologies – combined with the vast amounts of data now available about nearly every aspect of people’s lives – are making it increasingly easy to identify individuals from supposedly deidentified data. That is raising questions...

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Scott Bennett, Melissa Soliz Contribute to American Health Lawyers Association’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey

Scott Bennett, Melissa Soliz Contribute to American Health Lawyers Association’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey

Restrictions on the corporate practice of medicine vary from state to state, which can create challenges for health care providers and practices. Attorneys Scott Bennett and Melissa Soliz helped clarify this complex set of regulations, contributing to the second edition of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey. Melissa and Scott wrote the chapter of the book that explains corporate-practice restrictions in Arizona. Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and security. He helps clients work to prepare for and avoid data breaches, and to comply with federal and state breach laws if a security incident occurs. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He serves as Chair...

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