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A LEONARDO LOO Phoenix office managing partner // Quarles & Brady // quarles.com Loo practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing, international transactions, securities and general corporate law. He is past chairman of the board of directors for Chicanos Por La Causa and serves as general counsel for both the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Black Chamber of Arizona. He is also a member of GPEC’s International Leadership Council. Industry outlook: “Our clients will continue to face increased competition and M&A will continue to be an effective strategy in their arsenal to stay ahead of their peers. This activity will be reflected in the legal space as firms look to grow and compete for qualified professionals to support the increased activity.”



B NICOLE MAROULAKOS GOODWIN Phoenix managing shareholder // Greenberg Traurig // gtlaw.com Athena finalist, 40 under 40 honoree, and named one of The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, Goodwin is a business litigator. She has represented public and private corporate clients in state and federal trial and appeals courts, as well as before administrative tribunals and arbitration venues. Goodwin is a counselor and advisor on exposure and litigation alternatives for clients that range from Arizona-based businesses to large national clients. Personal strengths: “The autism diagnosis of my son James, has given me a greater empathy for others, put my career in perspective, and has enabled me to focus on finding new treatments for autism. Since 2007, I have been actively involved with SARRC, joining the board of directors in 2015, and recently elected to chair.”

C PEDRO MIRANDA Office managing partner // Squire Patton Boggs // squirepattonboggs.com


Miranda focuses his practice on public finance. He has served as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel on financings by government bodies in Arizona, Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. He has broad experience representing issuers and underwriters on both new and money financings and refundings. His experience includes financing secured by project ventures, special sales taxes, general obligation bonds and special assessment bonds. Personal strengths: “Empathy; being a good listener; and attention to detail. In today’s competitive environment, these three attributes are essential in meeting the needs of clients. Once you have struck the right balance among them, you will start cultivating relationships and networking opportunities and see repeat business coming through the door.”

D JOHN NORLING Managing attorney // Jennings, Strouss & Salmon // jsslaw.com


Norling’s practice is focused on advising clients on all aspects of their business operations, including corporate and finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, federal and administrative compliance and advertising law. Norling is recognized as an industry leader in the representation of automobile dealerships and advising dealer clients on the legal and practical issues. Personal strengths: “Understanding my clients’ businesses and industries, and developing long-term relationships with multiple generations, has played a large role in my success. I’m invested in ensuring my clients reach their goals, and I measure my success by theirs. As a result, I have helped many clients grow from single locations to large-scale operations, effectively securing their financial future.”

E SHAWN OLLER Office managing shareholder // Littler // littler.com


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Oller is a trial lawyer who represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation arbitration and mediation. He practices in federal and state courts in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and before and against federal agencies like the EEOC and comparable state agencies. He has extensive experience defending harassment and discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, Arizona Employment Protection Act, Arizona Civil Rights Act, New Mexico Human Rights Act and Texas Human Rights Act. Personal strengths: “My parents were hard workers who also enjoyed what they did. I was lucky growing up to see this. Digging deeper and going the extra mile in whatever you were doing were values my parents instilled in me from an early age and have served me well as a lawyer.”

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