John A. McKinsey Joins LeClairRyan

Real estate and land use attorney Michael Phalen has joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group.

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John Vassiliades Joins the Phoenix Office of Gordon & Rees

John Vassiliades recently joined our growing Phoenix office. John’s practice focuses on intellectual property, technology focused business transactions and general business law for technology based businesses. A registered patent attorney, John has negotiated hundreds of business transactions that develop and monetize intellectual property rights. These include licensing, Research & Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Internet Technologies, E-Commerce, commercial OEM/VAR product distribution deals, strategic alliances, equity joint ventures, due diligence, patent strategy, risk assessments, among many other structures and projects. John handles both domestic and international transactions. He has also served on litigation teams as an IP advisor on cases involving computer software infringement, trade secret misappropriation, biotech patent infringement, trademark infringement and infringement involving mechanical/medical device inventions.

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber and Christie, Parker & Hale Join Forces

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP and Christie, Parker & Hale LLP announced today they have combined to become Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. The combination brings together two well-respected law firms creating a top-level Intellectual Property practice group with broad industry and technical depth serving clients across the entire spectrum of IP.

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Jackson Lewis Welcomes Immigration Ace Matthew Martinez in Phoenix

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Matthew J. Martinez has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as Shareholder. Mr. Martinez, who joins the firm from Fennemore Craig, brings to Jackson Lewis over 13 years of experience in immigration and nationality law. Mr. Martinez’s arrival strengthens the firm’s Immigration Practice Group, which recently benefited from the addition of immigration pro Lucrecia Davis in Houston.

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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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