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  Bivens, Don
NameDon Bivens
, Arizona , United States
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Born Unknown
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedCrimson
Dec 17, 2011 12:51pm
InfoDon Bivens handles complex litigation of all types and corporate investigations. He has tried cases involving securities fraud, patent infringement, trade secrets, lender liability, environmental liability, professional negligence, officer and director liability, products liability, employment discrimination, real estate and construction matters, significant estate disputes, business torts, and class actions. Don leads internal investigations for corporations and special committees of corporate boards on a variety of issues. He also handles election law and government relations.

University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1977)
Note and Comment Editor, Texas Law Review
Order of the Barristers
First Place, Mock Trial Competition
Consul, Student Leadership Award
Yale University (B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1974)
Departmental Honors in English
Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Arizona
United States District Court, District of Arizona
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Professional Memberships & Activities
American Law Institute (2007-present)
Western States Bar Conference, Past President
State Bar of Arizona, Past President
Maricopa County Bar Association, Past President
Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, Founding President
American Bar Association
Board of Governors (2007-2010)
Board Operations Committee, Chair (2009-2010)
Board Executive Committee (2009-2010)
House of Delegates (1999-2010)
Arizona State Delegate (1999-2007)
Rules and Calendar Committee
Chair (2002-2004)
Member (2000-2002)
Litigation Section
Vice Chair (2011), Will be Chair (2013-2014)
Strategic Planning Committee, Co-Chair (2009-2010)
ABA Resource Committee, Co-Chair (2005-2009)
Technology Committee, Co-Chair (2002-2005)
Council Member (1995-1998)
Computer Litigation Committee, Chair (1989-1992)
Standing Committee on Independence of the Judiciary
Member (2006-2008)
Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
Member (2004-2006)
Standing Committee on Technology, Chair (1999-2002)
Standing Committee on Bar Activities (1999-2000)
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Arizona Chair (2006-2008)
Life Member
Arizona Equal Justice Campaign, Co-Chair (2001-2006)
Arizona Lawyer Representatives to 9th Circuit Judicial Conference
Chair (2000-2001)
Member (1999-2001)
City of Phoenix Public Defender Review Committee, Chair (1984-1989)
Professional Recognition & Awards
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Litigation: General Commercial (2010-2011)
The Best Lawyers in America®, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation (2001-2011)
Southwest Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2007-2011)
Top 50 in Arizona (2010)
Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation - Business Edition (2011)
Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2009)
Arizona's Finest Lawyers (2011)
Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Commercial Litigation (2010-2011)
Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona
International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators
Community Involvement
Phoenix School of Law, Advisory Board (2006-present)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Council Member, Arizona (2006-present)
Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, Church Attorney (2005-present)
Arizonans for Children, Director (2004-present)
St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, Senior Warden (2002-2005)
Arizona Democratic Party, Chair (2007-2011)
Other Professional Experience
Bivens & Nore, P.A., Partner
Meyer Hendricks & Bivens, P.A., Partner



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