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SNR Denton Hires Ex-Arizona Attorney General Goddard for Phoenix Office

March 12, 2012

Samuel Pearson “Terry” Goddard, a former Arizona attorney general and the Democratic nominee for governor of Arizona in 2010, joined the international law firm SNR Denton US LLP (1159L).

Goddard, 65, served as the state’s attorney general from 2003 to 2011, leading prosecutions for border smuggling, mortgage fraud and consumer protection, SNR Denton said in a statement. He lost the 2010 gubernatorial election to Republican incumbent Jan Brewer. Goddard has been a white-collar criminal prosecutor and was mayor of Phoenix from 1983 to 1990.

He will join SNR Denton’s Phoenix office as senior counsel in its state attorneys general practice, which advises clients on “the challenges of litigation where law, policy and politics converge,” the firm said in the statement.

Goddard, along with Ira William McCollum and Jeff Modisett, ex-attorneys general of Florida and Indiana, respectively, is the third former top state legal official to join SNR Denton in the past year.

“The expansion of our state attorneys general practice has been a priority for the firm, and Terry’s record of accomplishment in Arizona will offer significant added depth,” McCollum said in the statement.

SNR Denton, with headquarters in Washington and London, has more than 60 offices worldwide.

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