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Rodriguez Nominated for Federal Judge Seat Applications Available for Family Violence Justice Fund Grants Husch Blackwell to Combine With Wisconsin-Based Business Firm Employer’s Motive Matters Most in Demotion Case SEC Associate Director Joins Brownstein
 
Rodriguez Nominated for Federal Judge Seat

Rodriguez Nominated for Federal Judge Seat

If confirmed, Colorado’s federal court could avoid judicial emergency By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO On Thursday, President Barack Obama nominated Hogan Lovells partner Regina Rodriguez to fill a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado left vacant by Judge Michael Blackburn who transitioned to senior status this month. Rodriguez is […]

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Applications Available for Family Violence Justice Fund Grants

The Colorado Judicial Branch is opening the application process for grants from the Family Violence Justice Fund for Fiscal Year 2017, according to a May 2 announcement.

Husch Blackwell to Combine With Wisconsin-Based Business Firm

Husch Blackwell to Combine With Wisconsin-Based Business Firm

LAW WEEK COLORADO Husch Blackwell announced Friday the firm is combining with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., a Wisconsin business and litigation law firm. The firms will combine effective July 1. The move strengthens both firms’ commitment to providing industry knowledge and experience to clients. The combined firm will retain the Husch Blackwell name and will […]

Employer’s Motive Matters Most in Demotion Case

Employer’s Motive Matters Most in Demotion Case

Supreme Court allows government employee to bring First Amendment claim even though employer acted on false perception By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO A public employee can claim a First Amendment violation without actually exercising protected speech. So said the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday when it published its decision in the case of Heffernan v. […]

SEC Associate Director Joins Brownstein

SEC Associate Director Joins Brownstein

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced today that Thomas Krysa has joined its Denver office as a shareholder in its litigation department. Krysa has more than 17 years of securities enforcement and white-collar experience. Most recently, Krysa was the associate regional director and head of enforcement in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Denver regional office. In this position, he oversaw […]

Legal Lasso: Belated Law Day Edition

Legal Lasso: Belated Law Day Edition

May 2, 2016

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The Flow of Commodities

The Flow of Commodities

April 30, 2016

‘Water markets’ might not be constitutional By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Water’s value in the West has left a long trail in constitutional, statutory and case law. Particularly in Colorado, predating statehood in the gold-specked history of fortune-finders flocking to the state in the mid-1800s, the resource has been divvied up based on beneficial […]

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Legal Lasso: 'Lucifer in the Flesh' Edition

Legal Lasso: ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’ Edition

April 29, 2016

Tell us how you really feel, Mr. Boehner. The former Speaker has let loose on his feelings about Ted Cruz. Meanwhile, Donald Trump targeted Hillary Clinton at a California rally. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED […]

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Drones Power Advances in Energy Sector, and Vice Versa

Drones Power Advances in Energy Sector, and Vice Versa

April 28, 2016

Utilities, renewable energy, and oil and gas emerge as major players in drone adoption, regulation By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO While the process to regulate commercial drone flight is slow, commercial drone adoption has shown no signs of slowing down. Currently, private entities that want to pilot an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, to […]

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Stinson Leonard Street Adds to Banking and Financial Services Division

Stinson Leonard Street Adds to Banking and Financial Services Division

April 28, 2016

LAW WEEK COLORADO Stinson Leonard Street announced today that Robert Botts, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in the banking and financial services division. He will practice in the firm’s Denver office. Botts was previously the managing member of a Denver area firm. He counsels clients in sales and acquisitions of businesses, commercial transactions, corporate compliance, […]

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Legal Lasso: Putting a Dragon on Mars Edition

Legal Lasso: Putting a Dragon on Mars Edition

April 28, 2016

Elon Musk said SpaceX will send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018. If nothing else, the headline is exciting. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! Yesterday we posted an article about Lakewood’s law director and […]

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Holland & Hart Attorney Appointed to 1st District Bench

Holland & Hart Attorney Appointed to 1st District Bench

April 27, 2016

LAW WEEK COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today his appointment of Diego Hunt to serve as district court judge in the 1st Judicial District (Jefferson and Gilpin counties). Hunt will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Christopher Munch. Hunt is currently of counsel at Holland & Hart and was an associate with the […]

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Litigator Joins Coan Payton & Payne

April 27, 2016

Coan, Payton & Payne announced Wednesday that Jordan Wiswell has joined the firm.

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