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August 18, 2015                                                            Contact:       Matthew Benson


Veridus, Directors Briggs and Sandquist honored
Firm named among metro Phoenix’s best for Government Relations; Sandquist and Briggs honored as top lawyers

PHOENIX – Veridus has been honored as one of metro Phoenix’s best firms for Government Relations and two of its founding Directors – Wendy Briggs and Jeff Sandquist – were selected by their peers as among the top lawyers in America for Government Relations and Lobbying.
The award for Veridus comes following a joint evaluation conducted by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
The U.S. News-Best Lawyers evaluation for 2016 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 Director Wendy Briggs was recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for Government Relations in the Phoenix metro area.
“On behalf of the entire Veridus team, I congratulate Wendy on this highly deserved recognition,” said Sandquist.  “It is no secret within the government relations community that Wendy is simply the best of the best in our industry.”
Both Briggs and Veridus Director Jeff Sandquist were also selected by the legal community for inclusion in the Best Lawyers 2016 report. This is the fifth consecutive year Briggs and Sandquist have received this prestigious recognition.
“Our team is full of true professionals who ensure our clients are well-represented at all levels of government,” said Briggs. “It’s great for us to receive accolades like these, but the real honor is in representing top-notch clients who make us proud every day.” 
The Best Lawyers designation for Briggs and Sandquist came via a similar peer-review process. Only one “Lawyer of the Year” is named for each practice area and metropolitan region.
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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