August 17, 2009

Marty Harper, managing shareholder of Polsinelli Shughart PC in Phoenix, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregorio Garcia to the Hispanic Business Leadership Council of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, a leading group serving the interests of Hispanic businesses.

“Greg is a dynamic leader in the business community and biotechnology industry,” said Harper. “The fact that he is Hispanic allows him to bring another aspect of his background to benefit the firm, our clients and the community. We are very pleased to support his efforts in connection with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Leadership Council.”

The mission of the Hispanic Business Leadership Council is to support the growth and development of Hispanic business and champion the voice of the Hispanic business entrepreneurs in the public and private sectors to keep them connected and informed. The vision of the Hispanic Business Leadership Council is to create connections to the general market while fostering education, leadership and business growth opportunities for the Hispanic business community.

“I am honored to be a member of the Hispanic Business Leadership Council,” said Garcia. “I believe that, as a person of Hispanic background, I have a responsibility to serve the Hispanic community and the business community. I believe my participation with the Council will benefit my clients and my firm as we identify new markets and opportunities to expand business for the benefit of all.”

Garcia, who is of counsel at Polsinelli Shughart, 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 pursuing a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Biotechnology and Genomics, also from Arizona State University. He is published on the subject of genetic testing and genetic diagnostics.

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 the State of Arizona's investment in the biosciences. He is also a member of the Arizona Bioindustry Association and the Association of University Technology Managers. He participates in the Biotechnology Committee of the Section of Science and Technology Law of the American Bar Association. In 2008, Garcia was selected as one of the Phoenix Business Journal's 2008 class of Forty-Under-40.

Polsinelli Shughart is the result of a recent merger of two multi-office law firms. The resulting firm is now one of the nation’s 100 largest firms in terms of number of lawyers, according to The National Law Journal.

About Polsinelli Shughart, P.C.
With more than 480 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 and health care. 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 13 offices located in Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Wilmington, Delaware; Chicago and Edwardsville, Illinois; Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas; Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and St. Joseph, Missouri; New York City; and Washington, D.C

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.