Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lewis and Roca attorneys named to Arizona
State Bar section boards and committees

Lewis and Roca is pleased to announce that five attorneys in its Phoenix office have been elected to the Executive Councils of State Bar of Arizona sections.

Bert Acken was elected to the Executive Council of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section; Emily Bayton was elected Vice Chairperson for the Intellectual Property Section; Kimberly Demarchi was elected Chair-Elect of the Appellate Practice Section; Scott DeWald was elected Chair of the Executive Council of the Business Law Section; and David Weinzweig was elected Chairman of the Antitrust Section.

Acken is a partner in the firm’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Utilities Practice Group. His practice includes assisting industrial, manufacturing, construction, energy and mining clients with air and water permitting and facility siting. He counsels clients in federal, state, and local regulatory compliance and defends clients in regulatory enforcement actions.

Emily Bayton
Bayton is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. She focuses her practice primarily in the areas of trademarks, copyrights and sweepstakes/promotions law. Bayton counsels clients on trademark selection, clearance, registration and prosecution in the United States and around the world.

Kimberly Demarchi
Demarchi is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, where she represents public, private and non-profit clients in civil appeals and in the litigation of complex matters. She represents clients at all stages of litigation, with a particular emphasis on litigating complex motions, advising clients and trial counsel on how to preserve and position issues for appeal, and briefing and arguing appellate cases.

DeWald is a partner, and a leading attorney, of the firm's Corporate, Tax and Securities Group. He practices in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, lending and other commercial transactions, with particular emphasis on the legal needs of high-tech, e-commerce and emerging companies and limited liability companies.

Weinzweig is a partner in the Litigation Group. His practice is concentrated in complex commercial litigation. He advises and represents clients at all stages of commercial disputes. Weinzweig has considerable experience in the antitrust field, which he has practiced in the public and private sectors.

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