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CDQ Secures Dismissal of Claims for Sexual Orientation Discrimination and First Amendment Retaliation

CDQ’s Dan Dowd, Rebecca van Doren and Cole Kubosumi obtained final judgment dismissing a federal lawsuit filed by a former University of Arizona employee. The plaintiff asserted claims of sexual orientation discrimination and First Amendment free speech and associational retaliation.  After multiple failed attempts to plead each claim, the District of Arizona adopted the analysis…

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Jenna Brownlee Participates In ABA Section of Litigation CLE Panel – The Attorney-Client Privilege: An Ethics Test

On August 18, 2023, CDQ Attorney Jenna Brownlee served as a panel member in a recent continuing legal education (“CLE”) program sponsored by the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. The CLE focused on the attorney-client privilege. Topics covered by Jenna’s panel included the dual purpose memoranda and the daunting challenges dual-hatted corporate counsel…

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Dan Dowd & Dan Quigley Head Seven CDQ Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers

CDQ proudly announces that seven CDQ attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America.  Dan Dowd was chosen by Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation.  Dan Quigley was chosen in five practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation,  Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation –…

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CDQ Recognized by the Maricopa County Bar Association as a 100% Club Member

The Maricopa County Bar Association recognized CDQ as a 100% Club member for 2023. Membership in the 100% Club denotes that all of CDQ’s attorneys are members of the Maricopa County Bar Association. It further signals CDQ’s support for the bar association and professional competence through networking and education for legal professionals in Maricopa County….

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CDQ, Dan Dowd and Dan Quigley Earn High Rankings in Chambers USA

CDQ and CDQ Partners Dan Dowd and Dan Quigley have been selected by Chambers USA as among the top General Commercial Litigation firms and attorneys in the U.S. The prestigious Chambers ranking system evaluates law firms and individual lawyers all over the world based on qualities that include technical ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial…

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CDQ Attorneys Present Ethics CLE

On May 23, 2023 CDQ attorneys Dan Dowd, Betsy Lamm, Rebecca van Doren, and Jenna Brownlee presented a continuing legal education (“CLE”) program to the entire Office of General Counsel of a public client on a series of ethical issues.  Topics included the attorney-client privilege and work product protection, the ethics of honesty, the duty…

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CDQ Welcomes New Associate Drew Wegner

CDQ is pleased to announce that Drew Wegner has joined CDQ as an associate attorney.   Drew is a 2019 graduate of Harvard Law School and clerked for the Honorable Daniel P. Collins on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has experience litigating complex insurance recovery, antitrust, contract and civil rights cases, and has published…

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CDQ Wins Summary Judgment in Interpleader Action

Representing an Arizona law firm, CDQ’s Dan Dowd, Neil Stuart and Cole Kubosumi obtained summary judgment in a hotly-contested interpleader action.  The Ruling ordered the immediate release of $771,000 held by the Clerk of Court to CDQ’s client.  The $771,000 was interpleaded into the Clerk of Court by the law firm’s bank after the then-current…

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CDQ Obtains Favorable Settlement For Defense Client

In February 2023, CDQ attorneys Cindy Albracht-Crogan and Kevin Moyer, assisted by paralegal Brenna Armstrong, secured a settlement for CDQ’s client that dismissed all claims against it and compensated the client for nearly all of the attorneys’ fees it had incurred in the case.  CDQ’s client had been defending against the claims asserted by the…

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Twelve CDQ Lawyers Selected to SuperLawyers® Lists

We are proud to announce that seven CDQ lawyers, Ron Cohen, Dan Dowd, Dan Quigley, Daniel Durchslag, Cindy Albracht-Crogan, Gabe Aragon, and Betsy Lamm, have been selected to the 2023 Arizona SuperLawyers® list.  Five additional CDQ lawyers, Neil Stuart, Kevin Moyer, Lauren LaPrade, Kaysey Fung, and Jenna Brownlee, have been selected to the 2023 Arizona…

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