- Dec. 2, 2020
-- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Matthew P. Feeney (https://www.swlaw.com/
feeney), chair of the firm, was recognized in the Phoenix Business Journal's 2020 Most Admired Leaders (https://www.bizjournals.com/
awards. Due to COVID-19, the event took a virtual form on Tuesday, December 1.
The 2020 Most Admired Leaders honorees move the community forward with their leadership and come from a variety of industries and backgrounds. They champion innovation through corporate-giving programs, board service and volunteerism as well. The winners are chosen by a panel of former Most Admired Leader award recipients.
At Snell & Wilmer, Feeney's practice is concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance matters, including advising corporate boards and board committees. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School.
Throughout the course of his career, Feeney has been recognized for professional and community service excellence. Among his many professional awards, Feeney has consistently been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© (including Lawyer of the Year, Securities Law/Capital Markets Law (2015), Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Governance Law (2018) and Lawyer of the Year, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2012); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2004-2020); and Southwest Super Lawyers (2007-2020).
Feeney has also been involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations. In addition to helping develop a formal pro bono policy for Snell & Wilmer in the late 1980s under which attorneys receive billable hour credit for legal services to the poor, Feeney is a founding board member and former chair of St. Joseph the Worker, an organization that provides job development services to assist homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged individuals. He also served as a board member and president of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, which was created by the State Bar of Arizona to promote access to justice for all Arizonans. Feeney was also honored in 2014 by the American Jewish Committee with the Judge Learned Hand Community Service Award. He was recognized for demonstrating sustained contributions to the advancement of equality and democratic principles. Feeney also serves as the Chair of the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute for American Democracy and the Arizona Equal Justice Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Board of Directors of the Musical Instrument Museum, the world's only global musical instrument museum. He also serves on the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council.https://www.swlaw.com/assets/pdf/news/2020/12/02/2020%20F...