Rico Munn, Ritter Cabinet Member, To Rejoin Baker Hostetler


DENVER — Rico Munn, a member of former Gov. Bill Ritter’s cabinet for the last four years, is returning to Baker & Hostetler as a partner effective Feb. 1.

Munn first joined the firm in 1996 after getting his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He will resume his practice at Baker Hostetler focusing on public law, commercial litigation and regulatory matters.

Munn was in 2007 appointed executive director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, supervising 600 employees and an $80 million budget. In 2009, Munn was appointed to another cabinet position, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. He oversaw the state’s system of higher education, including more than 400 institutions, 220,000 students and 9 percent of the state’s total budget.