July 14, 2010

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) elected Polsinelli Shughart PC attorney Gregorio M. Garcia to its board of directors. The GPCC is Arizona’s oldest and largest organization serving 3100 businesses in the Greater Phoenix area. Garcia is deeply committed to the Phoenix community and currently serves on the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Business Council and as a commissioner on the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the Greater Phoenix business community,” said Garcia. “The Chamber is a respected leader in political, business and economic development arenas and I welcome the opportunity to have a role in building the future of Greater Phoenix.”

Garcia practices in the areas of commercial, insurance, and personal injury litigation in addition to his focus on the environmental, regulatory and liability issues associated with the biosciences and the use of nanotechnology in manufacturing. In addition to his law degree from Arizona State University, Garcia is pursing a Master of Law (LL.M) in biotechnology and genomics at ASU. He is published on genetic testing and genetic diagnostics.

“Greg is a dynamic young leader in the legal, business, and biotechnology circles,” said Managing Partner/Phoenix Marty Harper. “He brings talent and many contacts to the table to benefit the Chamber and the community. As a firm, we are pleased to support his efforts and congratulate him on his election to the board of directors.”

In 2009, the Governor of Arizona re-appointed Garcia for a three-year term as a commissioner on the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission which supports translational medical research and Arizona’s investment in the biosciences. He is also a member of the Arizona Biomedical. He is a member of the Biotechnology Committee of the Section of Science and Technology Law of the American Bar Association. The Phoenix Business Journal selected Garcia as a Forty Under 40 in the Class of 2008 and he recently completed Valley Leadership’s Leadership Institute.

Garcia is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Legal and business aspects of bioscience industry
• Nanotechnology as it pertains to business
• Business litigation

About Polsinelli Shughart PC
With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, New York City, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville

About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce supports the growth and development of business and the quality of life of our community, champions the voice of business in government and keeps business informed, connected and prosperous.