It can be startling to learn that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or a state securities regulator is conducting an investigation of your company, senior management, board members or employees. The first contact from a regulator can take many forms.read more
For over 20 years, Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod has been a proud co-sponsor of the Western States Surety Conference.read more
by Joseph Brophy for the Maricopa Lawyer, a publication of the Maricopa County Bar Association
A recent decision from a disciplinary proceeding in Oregon highlights the importance of precision when lawyers certify that their client understands an agreement they have signed and highlights the fine line between what does and does not constitute a conflict of interest.read more
by T.J. Mitchell, Securities Lawyer with JHKM
It is not news that the popularity of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have continually been on the rise since their inception a little more than a decade ago. Although cryptocurrencies and digital assets were almost certainly on the radar of regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) prior to 2018 ...read more
Attorneys in the firm’s Arizona and New Mexico offices are recognized for their work in appellate law, business litigation, civil litigation, environmental, legislative and government affairs, construction litigation, surety law, and personal injury litigation.
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod is pleased to announce that twelve attorneys with the firm’s Arizona and New Mexico offices were named to the 2022 Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars rankings by Law & Politics Magazine. The attorneys recognized as top in their areas of practice include ...read more
by Joseph Brophy
A recent case in federal court highlighted a difference of opinion between a federal court and the state bar in the jurisdiction where the court sits regarding whether it is ethical for an attorney to pay a discovery sanction levied against the attorney’s client.read more
by T.J. Mitchell, Securities Lawyer with JHKM
Every year for the last decade, the Division of Examinations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Division” of the “SEC”) has published an annual report detailing its examination priorities for the forthcoming fiscal year. According to the SEC, these reports provide investors and industry professionals with “transparency into those areas we believe bring ...read more
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) is pleased to announce that Chris Marquez and Ryan Walters were elected partners with the firm’s New Mexico office. Chris is a litigator whose practice is focused on construction, real estate, and commercial litigation. He represents both individual and corporate clients in a variety business disputes, as well as financial and ...read more
Ben Feuchter Rejoins JHKM as a Partner with the Firm’s Business and Real Estate Law and Litigation Practices
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) is pleased to announce that Ben Feuchter has rejoined the firm’s New Mexico office as a partner. Feuchter, who became a lawyer with the firm upon earning his law degree in 1999, focuses his practice on business law and real estate matters, including both transactional and litigation legal services.read more
This month's ethics column highlights the admonishment of the Delaware Superior Court by the Supreme Court of Delaware, in which the Delaware Supreme Court’s opinion reminds (not very subtly) that judges should not make factual findings based on headlines from political news coverage, especially about happenings in other jurisdictions.read more
Former New Mexico Gas Company Vice President and General Counsel Thomas M. Domme Rejoins JHKM’s Regulatory & Utilities Law and Business Litigation Practices
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Domme has rejoined the firm’s New Mexico office as a partner. Domme, who recently served as vice president of external/regulatory affairs and general counsel for New Mexico Gas Company and previously practiced with the firm, joins JHKM’s regulatory and utilities law and business litigation ...read more
Understanding the arbitrator selection process and the importance of arbitrator vetting in FINRA arbitrations.
When an investor has an unresolved dispute with their FINRA-registered broker or investment adviser, they have a few options: (1) try to resolve the dispute informally with the broker-dealer; (2) contact the state securities regulator and hope it takes action; or (3) initiate a FINRA arbitration against the broker-dealer, broker or investment adviser.read more
John J. Browder and Michael Orcutt have joined the firm’s professional liability defense and litigation practice areas.
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) is pleased to announce that John J. Browder and Michael Orcutt have joined the firm’s Phoenix office as partners. Browder and Orcutt practice in the areas of professional liability defense and litigation, growing the firm’s capabilities in these areas.read more
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) is pleased to announce that Alana Porrazzo, a commercial litigator with the firm’s Phoenix office, was recently elected partner. Porrazzo’s practice is focused in surety and fidelity law, construction litigation, and securities litigation.read more
As the internet enters its third decade of widespread use by the public, the benefits to the legal profession (increased productivity and efficiency, highlighting of firm accomplishments/news, branding) continue to be accompanied by problems that create potential ethical quandaries.read more
Jennings Haug Cunningham of Arizona and Keleher & McLeod of New Mexico Establish Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod
Two prominent law firms based in the Southwest combine, expanding legal services and providing clients the benefit of a multijurisdictional presence.
Two prominent law firms based in the Southwest have joined together to establish Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod, LLP (JHKM). Phoenix-based Jennings Haug Cunningham, LLP and Albuquerque-based Keleher & McLeod, P.A. have combined to become a multijurisdictional full-service, litigation and business law firm.read more
T.J. Mitchell Named Vice Chair of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Valley Young Professionals Board of Directors
The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced its 2021-2022 Valley Young Professionals (VYP) board of directors. VYP, a program of the Greater Phoenix Chamber, is for Valley-area professionals ages 25-39 aimed at creating the next generation of Phoenix leaders by informing and educating its members on important issues facing the local community.read more
Joseph Brophy and Alana Porrazzo Elected to the Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona’s Construction Law Section
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that attorneys Joseph Brophy and Alana Porrazzo have been elected to serve on the Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona’s Construction Law Section’s 2021/22 term. Brophy will serve as secretary for the Executive Council and Porrazzo will serve as the Young Lawyers Division Representative.read more
Sixteen Jennings Haug Cunningham Partners Recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers in America® and Ones to Watch
Firm’s lawyers earn top rankings in Phoenix, Arizona in 17 areas of practice.
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that sixteen of the firm’s partners were recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Ones to Watch.read more
JHC earns top environmental law firm ranking in Arizona.
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that Karen Gaylord and the firm’s environmental law practice has been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA.read more
American Bar Association’s Tort & Trial Insurance Practice Section and Jennings Haug Cunningham Release
New Book: Surety Aspects of Bankruptcy Law and Practice JHC partner Chad Schexnayder serves as co-editor of the comprehensive reference guide.
Jennings Haug Cunningham (JHC) is pleased to announce the release of Surety Aspects of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, a new book conceived and edited by JHC partner and veteran surety and bankruptcy lawyer Chad Schexnayder.read more
Jennings Haug Cunningham (JHC) is pleased to announce that T.J. Mitchell has joined the firm’s business law and litigation practice. He provides litigation solutions in complex financial and business disputes, manages clients’ risk, and allows clients to focus on their business or personal objectives.read more
Paul J. Roshka Joins Jennings Haug Cunningham, Growing the Firm’s Complex Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practices
Attorney recognized by Arizona Business Magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona moves to JHC.
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that Paul J. Roshka has joined the firm. His national law practice focuses on the representation of companies, their directors, officers, and employees during investigations and enforcement/disciplinary proceedings involving potential violations of the federal and state securities laws, and other financial regulatory statutes and rules.read more