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Arizona Lawyer Don Bivens is New Member of ABA Board of Governors

CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2007 – Don Bivens of Phoenix, partner with Snell & Wilmer LLP, took office today for a three-year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association.  His term began at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

As governor of the ABA's 11th District, Bivens will represent Arizona, Colorado and Oklahoma.  The board meets at least four times yearly to oversee administration and management of the association.

At the Phoenix office of Snell & Wilmer, Bivens specializes in complex business, securities and tort technology.  His practice also includes intellectually property litigation officer and director liability and internal corporate investigations.

Bivens has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1999 and has served as chair of the Rules and Calendar Committee of the ABA House of Delegates and on the association's Standing Committee on Independence of the Judiciary, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and on the Standing Committee on Bar Activities. 

Active in the ABA Section of Litigation, Bivens has served as the chair of its Computer Litigation Committee, as well as being on the council of the section.

Bivens has served as president of both the State Bar of Arizona and Maricopa County Bar Association.

Bivens received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, having served as "Note and Comment" editor of the Texas Law Review and in the Order of the Barristers.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, magna cum laude.

Outside of his law practice, Bivens is the director of Arizonans for Children and on the advisory board of the Phoenix School of Law.

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