Maureen Beyers

Maureen Beyers practices complex commercial litigation and arbitration.  Licensed in Arizona since 1996 and New York since 1988, Maureen practices in state and federal court representing clients in wide assortment of contract and business tort disputes across many industries.  From technology to franchise and everything in between, Maureen is known for her effective and efficient approach to complex litigation.  For the last several years, Maureen has been recognized by, among others, Best Lawyers in America as one of Phoenix's “best lawyers" for her skills in both commercial litigation and securities litigation.  Those skills have also earned Maureen a reputation as one of Arizona’s go-to litigators in “business divorce” cases and director and officer liability disputes.  Maureen’s experience in the financial services and banking industry has given her a unique skills in internal investigations, securities litigation, regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings, and criminal investigations conducted by federal and state authorities, including the Department of Justice, the SEC, the FDIC, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission, as well as self-regulatory organizations.

 

Before moving to Arizona in 1995, Maureen was an associate at the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Maureen was a partner at Osborn Maledon, P.A. before starting her own firm with Mike.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Charter Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Arizona)
  • State Bar of Arizona:  Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Executive Council & Section Chair
  • Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London)
  • Arizona Department of Education Special Education Mediator
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona Panel of Mediators for Prisoner Litigation
  • American Arbitration Association: Commercial, Complex, Insurance, Franchise, and Securities Panels (Since 1995)
  • American Bar Association, Member: Litigation Section (Securities Litigation Committee; Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee); Business Law Section (Dispute Resolution Committee; Subcommittee on International Dispute Resolution; Federal Regulation of Securities Committee; Subcommittee on Civil Litigation and SEC Enforcement Matters); Dispute Resolution Section (Arbitration Committee; Women in Dispute Resolution Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association FINRA, Member, Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Chairpersons (Since 1995)
  • State Bar of Arizona: Securities Regulation Section (Past Chair)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Instructor
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Maricopa County Steering Committee Member, 1997-2004
  • Arizona Humane Society, Board of Directors, 2002-2011
  • Humane Society of the United States, Arizona Council 2012-present

Honors & Recognitions

  • Arizona Business Magazine, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, 2016-2017
  • Best Lawyers®, Phoenix Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Best Lawyers®, Phoenix Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, 2012-2018




  • Southwest Super Lawyers: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Litigation, 2012-2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona, 2015-2017
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Rated AV® Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University, 1987;
    Fordham Law Review, Editor-in-Chief,
    1986-1987
  • B.S., State University of New York,
    Oneonta, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1988
  • Arizona, 1996

 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • Arizona Supreme Court, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals,
    Ninth Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court,
    Eastern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court,
    Southern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court,
    District of Arizona, 1996
  • New York Appellate Division,
    Second Department, 1988

 

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court,
    Eastern District of New York,
    Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin, 1987-1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit,
    Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin, 1990-1991

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