June 24, 2013

Luke Narducci, a shareholder of the national law firm Polsinelli, was honored as Advocate of the Year by the Arizona Manufacturers Council at the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year Summit and Awards Luncheon. Narducci received a standing ovation from over 350 representatives of businesses, government officials, members and colleagues for his commitment to promoting and enhancing a business environment that facilitates sustainability and encourages the growth of manufacturers and related industries operating within Arizona.

“I am deeply honored to receive recognition from the Arizona Manufacturers Council for the work we have accomplished together, in conjunction with its partner, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Working together with both organizations to strengthen the positive commerce climate for businesses and manufacturing in Arizona is a privilege that I find very rewarding,” said Narducci. “Collaborations like these really make a difference in our state.”

With more than two decades of legal experience and an in depth understanding of environmental and legal compliance issues as they relate to business operations, manufacturing, facilities, transactions, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, developments, audits and other commercial and industrial settings, Narducci is uniquely positioned to take on some of Arizona’s more complex business issues. He continues, as he has done for many years, to advocate the value and importance of the manufacturing sector in strengthening Arizona’s ability to be a more globally competitive state.

“The AMC would not be the strong, influential association it is today were it not for AMC Advocate of the Year, Luke Narducci,” said Dawn Grove, Corporate Counsel for Karsten Manufacturing and AMC Vice-Chairman. “Luke stepped up and volunteered untold hours and valued leadership during a pivotal point in the AMC’s history, generously donated pro bono legal services, and helped guide its Environmental Committee to unprecedented influence and success. Luke brings to the table a thorough understanding of business, a heart for manufacturing and an uncanny ability to bring people together to support a shared vision for a stronger Arizona. The AMC has benefited greatly from Luke’s legal prowess, wisdom, team-building and practical problem solving skills. We are delighted to have an opportunity to recognize his efforts and accomplishments.”

In addition to Narducci serving on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Arizona Manufacturers Council; he also serves on the Board of Directors, and as the Vice Chair of the Environmental Committee, of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

Narducci is the Chair of Polsinelli’s Environmental and Natural Resources group. He earned his B.A. from the University of Arizona and his J.D. with distinction from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

Narducci is a good source for reporters working on stories about:

• Environmental policy and regulations
• Mining and Natural Resources
• Transactional due diligence and compliance
• Occupational safety and health
• Brownfield and Greenfield development
• Environmental risk management
• Industrial and manufacturing risk assessment strategies
• Evolving air regulations impacting businesses in Arizona

About the Arizona Manufacturers Council

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2007 joined forces with the former Arizona Association of Industries to form the Arizona Manufacturers Council (AMC). The AMC provides a strong voice to the manufacturing industry at the state capitol. It works to ensure that Arizona provides a globally competitive environment for the manufacturing sector of the economy that promotes innovation and further investments in research and development. The AMC deals with a variety of policy issues that impact manufacturers of all sizes statewide, including the environment, energy, education/workforce development, human resources, and intellectual property.

About the Arizona Chamber of Commerce

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to advancing Arizona's competitive position in the global economy by advocating free-market policies that stimulate economic growth and prosperity for all Arizonans.

About Polsinelli

Real Challenges. Real Answers.SM Serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs, and individuals, our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing legal counsel informed by business insight to help clients achieve their objectives. This commitment to understanding our clients' businesses has helped us become the fastest growing law firm in the U.S. for the past five years, according to the leading legal business and law firm publication, The American Lawyer. With more than 660 attorneys in 17 cities, our national law firm is a recognized leader in the industries driving our growth, including health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation. The firm can be found online at Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.