Arizona’s Solicitor General addresses Rotary Club of Scottsdale

Rotary Club of Scottsdale Rotarians and guests recently welcomed John R. Lopez IV, Solicitor General of State of Arizona Office of the Attorney General.

 John R. Lopez IV, Solicitor General of State of Arizona Office of the Attorney General.

John R. Lopez IV, Solicitor General of State of Arizona Office of the Attorney General.

Rotarian Orme Lewis introduced Lopez to attendees. Mr. Lopez joined the Arizona Attorney General’s Office after working in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for more than 12 years, where he was the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney and the Chief Assistant of the Phoenix office.

Mr. Lopez has also served as the Chief of the White Collar and Public Integrity Section and as the Deputy Appellate Chief.

In 2004-05, he served in Iraq for six months as a legal adviser with the Regime Crimes Liaison Office, the Department of Justice-led group tasked with assisting the Iraqi government with the prosecution of top Saddam Hussein regime members.

Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Lopez worked in the Phoenix Office of the Bryan Cave law firm as a commercial litigator and clerked for Justice Charles Jones of the Arizona Supreme Court.

He is a graduate of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

At the meeting, Mr. Lopez updated attendees on how the Attorney General’s Office is impacted by the 10th amendment, how the office functions as the state’s federalism unit and how the office addresses EPA regulation issues.

The club is preparing for its annual spring Tennis with a Cause Tournament fundraiser.

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The one-day tournament has different levels of competition with an evening social. The tournament is open to Rotarians and friends.

Proceeds are split between the Scottsdale Rotary Foundation’s Scholarship Program and a program of tennis clinics and equipment sponsorship to underprivileged who would not otherwise get a chance to experience this wonderful sport.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 26 at the Copper Wynd Resort in Fountain Hills.

For more details, go to www.tenniswithacause.org.

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