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10/08/14

Plachy and Samuels to Lead Lewis Roca Rothgerber's Litigation Practice


Summary: Lewis Roca Rothgerber announced this week that the firm's 116-attorney litigation practice group will now be led by Michael D. Plachy and Bruce Samuels. Plachy will be the practice group leader, while Samuels will work as the practice group manager.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber made significant changes to its leadership and appointed Michael Plachy to lead its litigation practice group. Plachy is based in Denver. The law firm has 116 attorneys in the litigation practice group across nine offices, and the group was previously led by Randy Papetti. Papetti, who had led the group for the last five years will return to active trial work including commercial litigation and antitrust counseling.

"We are indebted to Randy for his leadership and dedication to providing exceptional client service these last five years and for his role in bringing two renowned litigation practices together when Lewis and Roca combined with Rothgerber Johnson and Lyons in 2013," said Lewis Roca Rothgerber managing partner Ken Van Winkle, Jr. "Michael's legal and business acumen, together with Bruce's prior firm leadership experience, make them the ideal fit as we continue to build upon the tremendous reputation of Lewis Roca Rothgerber as one of the premier litigation firms in the nation."

Plachy is a trial lawyer who represents companies in civil lawsuits ?involving significant financial or reputational exposure, including complex commercial litigation and class actions. Plachy regularly advises businesses concerning corporate ?governance, risk management and strategic planning issues. He also represents ?and advises numerous elected officials on election and campaign ?finance issues.? Among other honors, Plachy has been listed in the 2010-2014 editions of Colorado Super Lawyers® in the area of Business/Litigation, earning a Top 100 Ranking in 2012?.

Samuels, based in Phoenix, practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property litigation and business litigation, including trade secrets, restrictive covenants, trademark infringement, unfair competition, commercial lease disputes and fraudulent transfers. He often represents clients in proceedings in which temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions are sought.

Samuels is recognized as a "Local Litigation Star" in Arizona in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation and is included in the 2009-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Trademark Law. He was named Best Lawyers' 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law in Phoenix. He has an "AV/Preeminent Attorney" rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

This news originally appeared on BCGsearch.com: Plachy and Samuels to Lead Lewis Roca Rothgerber's Litigation Practice


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