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Lewis Roca Announces New Leadership Appointments

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PHOENIX (July 28, 2021) – Highlighting the firm’s depth of national talent, Lewis Roca has appointed two new office managing partners in its Phoenix and California offices and three new practice group leaders located in the Denver, Los Angeles and Tucson offices.

“We have a tremendous number of talented leaders at our firm, and we are excited to see several of them from offices across the country take positions leading our offices and some of our key practices,” said Ken Van Winkle Jr., firm managing partner.

Laura Pasqualone, who practices in the areas of labor and employment law and business litigation, has been named office managing partner of the firm’s Phoenix office. Pasqualone joined the firm 10 years ago and has served on the firm’s recruiting committee. Van Winkle said: “As we continue to grow, we have recognized the importance of having our partners provide insight and lead initiatives in the firm’s office locations where they reside and even though I am in Phoenix, this office is no exception.”

Lauren Schneider, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, has been named office managing partner of the Los Angeles and Silicon Valley offices. These offices consist of more than 40 intellectual property lawyers who focus on the areas of trademark prosecution, patent prosecution, licensing, opinion work, post-grant proceedings and litigation. Schneider is based in Los Angeles and previously served on the Professional Development Committee and the Associate Compensation and Review Committee.

Doug Tumminello is stepping into the role of practice group leader for Litigation as former co-chair, Bob McKirgan, takes on an integral role in the recruitment of laterals for the practice. Tumminello is based in Denver and also serves as the office managing partner for the firm’s Denver and Colorado Springs offices. In addition, he is the chair of the Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation industry group.

Greg Lampert has been named co-practice group leader for Intellectual Property, joining the current leader, Joshua Chu. Former practice group leader, Tom Daly, joins the Associate Compensation and Review Committee. Lampert is based in Los Angeles and previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Matt Sweger assumes the role of practice group leader for Business Transactions from Amy Altshuler, who will continue to head the Restaurants, Retail and Hospitality industry group. Sweger is based in Arizona and also formerly served on the Executive Committee.

About Lewis Roca

Lewis Roca is an Am Law 200 law firm serving clients globally in complex litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations, labor and employment, and regulatory counseling. Its offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley, and Tucson. To learn more about the firm, please visit us at our new website at


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