W. Scott Jenkins Jr. Joins Quarles & Brady’s Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Practice Group

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that W. Scott Jenkins, Jr. has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a partner in its Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Practice Group.

Jenkins serves as a legal advisor to over a dozen national, regional, and community banks, and helps financial institutions with real estate and commercial loan restructuring and workouts, loan and guaranty enforcement actions, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, and receiverships and commercial bankruptcies.

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Dentons US and McKenna Long to Combine

A merger of Dentons US LLP (“Dentons US”) and McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (“McKenna Long”) has been approved by the partners of both firms. The news builds on the momentum of the previously announced combination between Dentons and 大成, creating the world’s largest law firm. Clients inside the US will gain unrivaled access to markets around the world, and international clients will enjoy increased strength and reach across the US

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White Collar Litigator Booker T. Evans, Jr., Joins Ballard Spahr in Phoenix

Booker T. Evans, Jr., a prominent white collar criminal defense attorney and commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience defending multimillion-dollar cases for businesses and individuals, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in Phoenix, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Mr. Evans was Chief Deputy District Attorney in Las Vegas and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Nevada and Arizona before entering private practice. He currently serves as Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

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Quarles & Brady Opens Scottsdale, Arizona Office and Expands Trusts & Estates Practice

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Matt Dana, a premier estate planning attorney in Scottsdale, Arizona, will be joining the firm on November 1, along with two associates and two paralegals on his team. Their affiliation with Quarles & Brady will build on the work of Quarles & Brady attorney Trisha Baggs, a highly regarded estate planning attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office. With the addition of Dana and his team, Quarles & Brady will establish a presence in Scottsdale, its tenth location nationwide and third in Arizona. The new office will be located at 8817 E. Bell Road, Suite 201, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.

Dana Law Firm founder Matthew S. Dana will be joining Quarles & Brady as a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office. He will combine his highly developed Arizona trusts & estates practice with Quarles & Brady’s national practice, allowing the two firms to support and augment one another on a single platform, enhancing the new union’s ability to serve clients across Arizona and the country in general.

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Ballard Spahr Expands Phoenix Office with Addition of Three Noted Litigators

Ballard Spahr has significantly expanded its Phoenix office with the addition of prominent litigators known for their work in media and constitutional law, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced. Joining the firm today as partners are David J. Bodney, a nationally recognized First Amendment litigator who will lead the firm’s Media Law Group, and Craig Solomon Ganz, who handles corporate restructuring, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy issues. Joining the firm as of counsel is Chris Moeser, who also practices media and constitutional law.

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Former US Attorney Paul Charlton Joins Steptoe

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that Paul Charlton, the former US attorney for the District of Arizona, has joined the firm as a partner.  He will be based in the Phoenix office and will practice in Steptoe’s Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Criminal Defense Groups.

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Attorney Karen Dickinson Joins Polsinelli Expanding International Corporate Presence

National law firm Polsinelli welcomes Karen Dickinson to its Phoenix office. Dickinson has extensive experience negotiating and advising on complex international and e-commerce legal issues involving international contracting, joint ventures and alliances, software and intellectual property licensing, joint developments, trademark prosecution and licensing, and web development.

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