PHOENIX (October 30, 2019) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announced four associates, Brooks Brennan, Yalda Godusi, Brandon Hellewell and Lucas Hickman have joined the firm's litigation and business transactions practices in Phoenix.
Brooks Brennan, a member of the firm's litigation practice, focuses on general commercial litigation matters. He has experience researching and drafting pleadings, motions, and memoranda in various areas of law, including construction, securities, insurance, trademark, and housing discrimination matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Brennan served as a legal intern for the Civil Rights Section of the Civil Litigation Division for the Arizona Attorney General's Office. He also served as a legal extern for the Office of General Counsel under Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Brennan received his J.D., cum laude, from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Arizona State University.
Yalda Godusi is a member of the firm's litigation practice providing experience drafting memoranda, motions, discovery requests and responses, as well as conducting document review, legal research and analysis for general commercial litigation matters. Godusi previously served as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee and worked as a Business and Legal Affairs Intern at Country Music Television, a Viacom Network. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, her M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Arizona State University, Barrett, the Honors College.
Brandon Hellewell, a member of the firm's Business Transactions practice, focuses on real estate transactions. Hellewell's experience includes drafting title and survey objection letters, lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and other documents related to the leasing or sale of real property. He represents franchisors, drafting franchise agreements with franchisees, area development agreements, franchise disclosure documents, settlement agreements, and other documents related to franchise law.
Hellewell previously served as an intern at the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System with the Investment Counsel, reviewing and summarizing private equity deals. He also served as a legal extern for the Arizona Department of Education, where he drafted legal memoranda and agency rulings on education law issues. Hellewell received his J.D., cum laude, from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University and his B.A. from Brigham Young University.
Lucas Hickman, a member of the firm's litigation practice, focuses on construction and commercial litigation matters. He has experience researching and drafting memoranda in various areas of law, including construction law, intellectual property, environmental law and commercial litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Hickman served as a legal intern for Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michelle H. Burns of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the Honorable Lawrence F. Winthrop of the Arizona Court of Appeals gaining experience drafting judicial opinions and orders in various areas of civil and criminal law. He also completed trademark registration applications, responded to office actions and conducted infringement analyses while at the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic. Hickman received his J.D., cum laude, from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University and his B.A. from Michigan State University.