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A ALAN BASKIN Member // Baskin Richards // baskinrichards.com Baskin is a trial attorney whose practice emphasizes securities arbitrations, securities enforcement and regulatory matters, commercial litigation and white-collar criminal cases. He has represented a broad range of clients, ranging from individuals and small business to large corporations, cities and educational institutions. Personal strengths: “The lawyer world is so contentious that I find it critical to be able to play well with the other children; it is hard to accomplish much the other way.” Professional advice: “If you are afraid of the word ‘no,’ just stay in bed.” Industry outlook: “There is no limit to the things people will do that ultimately leads them to hire attorneys, especially when money is involved, so I am bullish.”

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B BARBARA DAWSON Partner // Snell & Wilmer // swlaw.com Dawson serves as one of five elected executive committee members at Snell & Wilmer. For more than 25 years, she has helped companies navigate critical legal challenges and internal investigations arising from government action, shareholder, consumer and whistle-blower claims, and other circumstances involving conflict and crisis management. Professional advice: “Embrace change and build deep relationships. Opportunities come in times of change, and our legal industry is certainly undergoing a time of transformation as we work to meet the needs of clients with increasingly global reach. The best part of serving clients is truly understanding their needs and being seen as trusted teammates which only comes with good strong relationships.”

C JONATHAN FRUTKIN Principal // Radix Law // radixlaw.com As the founder and principal of Radix Law, Frutkin has significant experience as an attorney, business executive and business owner. Over the course of his 20-year career, he has owned a website design business, a software company, a real estate development company and was a developer for a national ice cream chain. INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: “The Internet and social media has completely transformed all of our lives and it is still very much uncharted territory when it comes to the laws that protect those who use it and abuse it. We see an explosion of blockchain and cryptocurrency related topics on the horizon. And we’re constantly seeing new situations where the law hasn’t caught up to reality.”

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D RICHARD LIEBERMAN Member // Jennings, Strouss & Salmon // jsslaw.com Lieberman is chairman of the Corporate, Securities and Finance Department and helps clients in a wide variety of business transactions, including helping them to buy and sell companies, obtain debt financing and equity capital, structure corporate governance, prepare contracts and compensation plans and draft legislation. He helps clients through formation, growth and crisis situations. He is recognized in seven categories by Best Lawyers in America and by Southwest Super Lawyers, among other honors. His serves as an expert witness and is an Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Industry outlook: “Bullish. Capital markets are helping to support entrepreneurship, growth and the sale of companies.”

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E SARAH STRUNK Director and chair of the board of directors // Fennemore Craig // fennemorecraig.com Strunk practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business and finance law, securities compliance, public-private partnerships, and corporate governance, including duties and responsibilities of officers and directors. She has substantial experience with international merchant sales contracts, derivative and swap contracts for commodities, public records laws, open meeting laws, privacy obligations and duties for privacy breaches and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance. Professional advice: “Don’t be afraid to take chances and go down unknown paths. Each different experience will enrich you and make you better.” Industry outlook: “Bullish. I’ve never been busier and everyone is eager to do business. There is a level of optimism I haven’t seen since prior to 9-11.” 130 ABL | Nominate at azBIGmedia.com

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