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December 16, 2014                                                              Contact:        Matthew Benson

Veridus, Directors Sandquist and Briggs honored
Firm named one of nation’s best for Government Relations; Sandquist and Briggs also honored

     PHOENIX – Veridus and two of its leaders have received top accolades for outstanding work in the areas of Government Relations and Lobbying.
     Veridus was named one of the nation’s best firms for Government Relations, according to a joint evaluation conducted by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
     The U.S. News-Best Lawyers evaluation for 2015 included an exhaustive peer-review study that measured firms in areas such as: expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness and civility. Veridus received the prestigious “Tier One” ranking, which reflects the high level of respect the firm has earned among clients and peer firms in the same community and practice areas.
    Meanwhile, Veridus Managing Director Jeff Sandquist was recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for Government Relations in the Phoenix metro area; Veridus Director Wendy Briggs was also selected by her peers in the legal community for inclusion in the Best Lawyers 2015 report.
     “Those of us at Veridus work every day to represent our clients with integrity, ingenuity and professionalism,” said Sandquist. “It’s always gratifying to see these efforts recognized by others in the field.”
     The Best Lawyers designation for Sandquist and Briggs came via a similar peer-review process. Only one “Lawyer of the Year” is named for each practice area and metropolitan region.
     “I’m exceptionally proud of Jeff and the entire Veridus team for this well-deserved acknowledgment,” said Briggs. “I also know we never forget the best measure of our success is not awards but, rather, the continued relationships we have with our world-class clients.”
     Founded in 2008, the Phoenix-based Veridus is a bipartisan firm whose members have decades of government relations and lobbying experience. Additional Veridus services include: public affairs, communications, media relations, campaign consulting and business development.
     Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”



     Veridus is a majority woman-owned lobbying, public affairs, communications, campaign consulting and business-development firm. Our long-term relationships with premier state and national clients demonstrate the value that Veridus consistently delivers, as well as our ability to tailor solutions to every challenge. Our team possesses a mastery of the legislative process and decades of experience in lobbying, government relations and public affairs. We bring dedication, creativity and a focused pursuit of excellence to every project.

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