Gold 'n Gavel 2016
Michael Gallagher is a co-founding partner of Gallagher & Kennedy. He practices in a wide variety of litigation matters. He has been consecutively recognized by Best Lawyers of America since 1995 and was most recently awarded the “2013 Phoenix Sports Law Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Gallagher was also a professional athlete and major league baseball scout.
Paul F. Eckstein is a partner in the Phoenix office of Perkins Coie LLP, a national law firm with over 1,000 lawyers. A graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Eckstein has practiced law at Perkins Coie LLP, and its predecessors, since he was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1965.
Marcus Bishop earned a BA in political science and a Master of Arts in higher education administration from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. While completing his graduate degree, Marcus began his career in higher education as an admissions recruiter for Alabama’s undergraduate admissions office, and then eventually began work at ASU.
Krizia Verplancke is a third year law student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She graduated cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in sociology and communications.