Phoenix lawyers Vynalek, Loo named ‘Most Admired Leaders”

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix partners Brad Vynalek and Leonardo Loo have been named among the “Most Admired Leaders in Arizona” by the Phoenix Business Journal.

Mr. Vynalek and Mr. Loo were recognized with their fellow honorees during the Phoenix Business Journal’s 11thAnnual Most Admired Leaders dinner, which took place on Sept. 24 at the Omni Montelucia in Paradise Valley, according to a press release.

Brad Vynalek

Brad Vynalek

Mr. Vynalek is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group and was recently elected to the firm’s national executive committee, stated the release. He focuses on clients in the financial, technology, university, commercialization, and health industries.

Since joining the firm 16 years ago, Mr. Vynalek has had a broad array of leadership roles within the firm from recruiting to creating signature business leadership programs that feature high profile CEOs. Most recently, Mr. Vynalek’s leadership roles outside the firm have included serving as chair of Make-A-Wish Arizona, president of the University of Arizona College of Law Association, Greater Phoenix Economic Council Board of Directors, and co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, according to the release.

Mr. Vynalek earned his law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and he also has studied abroad in Prague through Georgetown University.

Leonard Loo

Leonard Loo

Mr. Loo, who also was recently honored as among the Top Minority Leaders in Arizona by Az Business Magazine, is the Phoenix office chair of the Business Law Practice Group. He practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing, international transactions, securities, and general corporate law involving clients in a wide variety of industries, the release stated.

In 2015, he began his term as chair of Chicanos Por La Causa and serves on the boards of directors for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Asian American Bar Association.

Earlier this year, he was honored with the 2015 Chairperson’s Award by the Black Chamber of Arizona for his positive economic impact across the state through his service to both the Black Chamber, where he serves as its general counsel, and the community at large. He also serves as general counsel for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Loo earned his law degree from the University Chicago Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, stated the release.

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