Laura Sixkiller

Laura Sixkiller

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About

Laura Sixkiller is a trial attorney whose diverse practice focuses on the litigation of complex commercial, securities, M&A, regulatory and corporate matters in federal and state courts as well as administrative and arbitral forums. Laura's practice also includes counseling clients in the development of strategies to avoid, resolve, and prevail in high-stakes disputes. Laura also has experience with direct defense of aging services facilities in lawsuits asserting professional liability, personal injury, negligence, elder abuse, wrongful death and other related claims.

Laura has represented large and small public and private companies, directors, officers, shareholders, investors, developers, accountants and financial institutions in matters involving a broad range of complex issues. She routinely handles matters involving the fiduciary obligations of directors and officers; private placements, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, securities fraud, stock manipulation, material disclosures, stock sale practices, accounting improprieties, shareholder rights, partnership agreements, corporate dissolutions, business divorce, share dilution and freeze-outs, fair value determinations, business torts, successor liability, consumer finance issues, civil racketing, consumer protection statutes, commercial contracts, negotiable instruments, lender liability and mortgage fraud.

Laura has also defended national banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers and other financial institutions in various litigation and regulatory matters arising under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Unfair Debt Collection Practices Act (UDCPA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

In addition to disputed matters, Laura has substantial experience representing energy and utility clients in regulatory and administrative proceedings. These proceedings include utility rate and financing cases, the siting of power plants and transmission lines, rulemaking, evidentiary hearings and open meetings.

Bar admissionsArizona
CourtsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitUnited States District Court for the District of Arizona
Education
  • J.D., University of Arizona James D. Rogers College of Law 2002

    Dean's List, Semi-finalist, Moot Court Appellate Competition, Member, Moot Court Board, 2001-2002


    cum laude
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Washington 1998

Awards

  • The Legal 500 United States
    2020 - Recommended, M&A Litigation: Defense

Laura has been named a Rising Star in the Southwest Super Lawyer in every year since 2012. She was also named to AZ Big Media's Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2019.

Civic and Charitable

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Board of Governors
  • Law College Association for the University of Arizona College of Law - Board of Directors
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Hike for Discovery, Mentor and Volunteer
  • Arts & The Avenues, Co-Chair
  • Volleypalooza, Co-Chair
  • Lawyers for Literacy, Volunteer

Memberships And Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association 
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona

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