STATE BAR OF ARIZONA BOARD OF GOVERNORS PRESENTS SNELL & WILMER PARTNER ANDREW M. JACOBS WITH 2016 MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD TUCSON (June 20, 2016) – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Tucson attorney Andrew M. Jacobs has received the 2016 Member of the Year Award at the State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ. The Member of the Year Award is presented by the Board of Governors to attorneys who have rendered extraordinary contributions to the programs and activities of the State Bar in the prior year. Hundreds, even thousands, of the Bar’s members contribute their time and talent to the work of the Bar, but this award is limited to individuals whose contributions are exceptional. Jacobs, along with co-honorees Brian Pollock of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, and Jodi Feuerhelm of Perkins Coie, were jointly presented with the 2016 Member of the Year Award. The award was established in 1991. Jacobs is a 1992 graduate of Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where he was a research assistant to Professors Laurence Tribe and Alan Dershowitz. He practiced at Jenner & Block in Chicago from 1992 to 2001, and was a partner there. Since 2002, he has been with Snell & Wilmer, where he is a partner and the Chair of its appellate practice group. He chaired the firm’s pro bono committee from 2004 to 2007, during which time the firm tripled its pro bono hours per lawyer. He was the head lawyer representative to the District of Arizona, and founded its pro bono program, which he coordinated from 2007 to 2014. He also is the lawyer-coordinator for the Ninth Circuit’s pro bono program in Arizona and Nevada, and the lawyer-coordinator for the Arizona Court of Andrew M. Jacobs Appeals’ pro bono program. Jacobs was the Chair of the Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee for the Ninth Circuit in 2011-2012. He has been Chair of the State Bar’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee for the last two years. He was appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to the Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, the Committee for Civil Justice Reform, and the Judicial Performance Review Commission, and serves actively on all three at present. The State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors oversees the policy making and operation of the organization. The Board is comprised of 30 people: four non-attorney, public members appointed by the Board; three atlarge members appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court; 19 attorney members elected by fellow Bar members in their district; and four ex-officio members (immediate past president and the deans of Arizona's three law schools). The Board meets a minimum of nine times each year. The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 23,500 attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system. About Snell & Wilmer Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.swlaw.com. ###

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