Gust Rosenfeld Attorney Nicholle Harris Chosen for Inaugural Class of "Ladder Down"
New program aims to change the game for Arizona women lawyers

Nicholle Harris was selected for "Ladder Down," a prestigious new program designed for women lawyers in all stages of their careers. "Ladder Down" provides women attorneys with practical and effective training to help them hone their leadership and business development skills. The year-long program is the first curriculum planned at the local level. Monthly sessions focus on three key areas: leadership, business development and rainmaking. The program is supported by Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors (AADC). Gust Rosenfeld is also a corporate sponsor of the program.

"I was invited to apply to the Ladder Down program and am very pleased to have been selected as one of the 24 women to participate in the inaugural class," said Harris. "Gust Rosenfeld supported my involvement in the program by covering the program fee and the firm also signed on as one of the sponsors of the program. I applied because this program provides a unique year-long opportunity to develop and sharpen my leadership, mentoring and business development skills while working alongside a dynamic group of women. I am honored to be a part of a program that I believe will be instrumental in the future success of women lawyers in Arizona." She emphasized that the program is more than networking. "It provides women with practical tools and techniques to become effective leaders."

Nicholle Harris joined Gust Rosenfeld in 2011 and practices in the area of public law, providing general legal services to municipalities across the state. Her focus includes municipal law, in matters relating to the operations of municipalities, including drafting ordinances, resolutions, administrative procedures and policies. Harris represents clients in negotiating leases, contracts and intergovernmental agreements and has special expertise in procurement law, and public records law. Prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld, she served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Arizona Attorney General's Office, where she monitored and enforced compliance with the state and federal regulation of businesses in the tobacco industry.

Gust Rosenfeld is a full service law firm established in 1921 with offices in Phoenix and Tucson. The firm is known for excellent lawyers, superior legal advice, creative insights and practical solutions in business, public and civil law. Gust Rosenfeld is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, business and corporate law, commercial finance, education law, environmental law, franchises and franchising, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, public finance, public law real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates.

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