Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce its expansion into the Phoenix market with the addition of partners Andrew M. Federhar (Andy) and John R. Jefferies (Randy), as well as associate Jessica Gale, who bring to the firm and its clients a high-level of experience amassed throughout their notable legal careers.
The Spencer Fane Phoenix office establishes an Arizona team as part of the firm’s growth strategy to align geographically with the growing needs of its clients. In 2016, Spencer Fane announced similar growth with new offices in Dallas, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Okla., as well as significant growth in Colorado and Missouri.
“Our firm is fortunate to be able to grow in response to our clients’ expressed interests. This leads us to Phoenix, a community that we are excited to join,” said Patrick J. Whalen, Spencer Fane Managing Partner. “Spencer Fane is committed to expanding our operations to markets and regions that are important to our clients so that we continue to comprehensively meet their needs. As many of our clients have commenced operations in Phoenix, we have embraced the market and are dedicated to making it a priority of our own. We are confident that Andy, Randy and Jessica will serve as cornerstones to that effort and guide our Phoenix team to sustained growth in the years ahead.”
- Andrew M. (Andy) Federhar – Andy is known throughout the Southwest legal community for his abilities in complex litigation, particularly in real estate, government, insurance bad faith, procurement and telecommunications. He will assume duties as Managing Partner of the Phoenix office.
- John R. (Randy) Jefferies – Randy helps general contractors, specialty subcontractors and suppliers, and businesses throughout the construction industry navigate the complex legal system and defends them in litigation matters.
- Jessica Gale – Jessica is a business litigator, working with in-house counsel and business owners to help them avoid litigation, and defend them rigorously when litigation can’t be prevented. She received her J.D. from University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, and her B.A. magna cum laude from University of Arizona.
"Joining Spencer Fane was an obvious choice as the firm’s commitment to client service so closely aligns with our own,” said Andy Federhar, the newly appointed Managing Partner of the Spencer Fane Phoenix office. “We look forward to introducing our clients to the firm, and introducing ourselves to Spencer Fane clients. We are excited to demonstrate the positive results that our new partnership will produce for their businesses.”