Richard Amoroso, a Polsinelli shareholder, was
appointed to the Chandler Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors for a three-year
term. His legal practice is focused in the areas of
insurance recovery litigation, insurance business
law and regulatory matters, arbitration and asset
Snell & Wilmer announced that two attorneys
in the Phoenix office were appointed to senior
positions in Arizona government. As of January
5, 2015, Michael Liburdi serves as General
Counsel for Governor Doug Ducey, and Eric
Spencer serves as State Election Director under
Secretary of State Michele Reagan.
The Tumbleweed Center for Youth and
Development appointed James Osborne,
General Counsel and Partner at Jones, Skelton
& Hochuli, to its Board of Directors. The
center opened in 1972 and provides emergency
shelter and services for runaway and homeless
Osborne has been with the firm since 1992
and a partner since 1998. As the firm’s general
counsel since 2006, one of his areas of emphasis is professional responsibility, including legal
ethics, lawyer discipline and legal malpractice
Brad Logan, an attorney at Hinshaw &
Culbertson, was appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer to
the Arizona Naturopathic Physician Medical
Board. The organization’s primary duty is to
protect the public through regulation of the
practice of naturopathic medicine.
Christopher Houk, a trial attorney with the
U.S. Equal Employment Commission, was
appointed to the City of Tempe Human
Relations Commission by Mayor Mark
The organization advises the Mayor and
City Council and assists city departments in
promoting mutual understanding and respect
among different people who live, work and
spend time in the community.
Fennemore Craig announced that Sherry
Janssen Downer, a Director in the firm’s
Tucson office, was appointed Chair of the
Government Affairs Committee for the Tucson
The State Bar of Arizona Employment and
Labor Law Section named Denise M.
Blommel as the 2014 Member of the Year. The
focus of the Section covers the fields of employment law, discrimination, employee relations
and traditional labor law.
Blommel represents employees and employers in personnel matters such as wrongful discharge, wage and hour, leave from work, long-term disability, hiring, harassment, discrimination, safety and government investigations.
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk
Managing Partner Gary Jaburg was appointed
Vice Chair of the Southwest Autism Research
and Resource Center (SARRC), effective Jan.
1, 2015. He joined SARRC seven years ago and
has been a member of the Board of Directors
for three years.
Louis W. Barassi, Tucson
Bruce A. Barton, Phoenix
J. Gordon Cook, Phoenix
Jim L. Johnston, Tucson
John S. Schaper, Phoenix
Jeffrey S. Siirtola, Bisbee, Ariz.
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