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Brownstein Names COO

Brownstein Names COO

LAW WEEK COLORADO Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced today that Steven Spiess joined the firm as chief operating officer. As COO, Spiess will oversee all administrative and operational functions of the firm including administration, business development, marketing, communications, community relations, finance, human resources, information technology, professional development and recruiting. Spiess will be based in the Denver […]

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Husch Blackwell Combines With Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

Husch Blackwell Combines With Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

Husch Blackwell and Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced July 18 that the firms have joined forces, completing the largest law firm combination announced this year. The firm retains the Husch Blackwell name and will continue to operate in all markets where the individual firms previously had offices. The combination became effective July 15 and was announced April […]

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Sherman & Howard Announces CFO

Sherman & Howard Announces CFO

LAW WEEK COLORADO Sherman & Howard announced Thursday that Trent Clifton has joined the firm as chief financial officer. Clifton has 25 years of diversified public accounting, financial management and strategic executive-level leadership experience, serving clients primarily in the energy, manufacturing, retail, commercial service and hospitality industries. For more than 12 years he was an audit […]

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XCel Energy Legal Department Recognized As ACC Value Champion

XCel Energy Legal Department Recognized As ACC Value Champion

LAW WEEK COLORADO The Association of Corporate Counsel announced today that Xcel Energy was named a 2015 ACC Value Champion for creating a legal efficiency strategies committee resulting in exemplary change management and a comprehensive approach to value, including improved client service, enhanced internal efficiency and reduced spending on outside counsel, according to an ACC press […]

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EEOC Issues Guidance On Wellness Programs

EEOC Issues Guidance On Wellness Programs

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO As popular as corporate wellness programs are among employers, it’s been tricky to gauge where many of those programs stand in terms of nondiscrimination laws — at least until recently. On April 15, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its proposed rules on corporate wellness programs pursuant to the Americans […]

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Burg Simpson Awards 10 College Scholarships

Burg Simpson Awards 10 College Scholarships

Burg Simpsonannounced today that the firm has selected 10 Colorado high school seniors as scholarship recipients in their 3rd Annual Scholarship Contest. Burg Simpson awarded nine $1,000 scholarships and one grand prize of $2,500 at a special reception held on April 30. The scholarship recipients were also recognized on center court during half time of the Colorado State […]

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Background Checks: A Class-Action Magnet

Background Checks: A Class-Action Magnet

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO A perceivably minor stipulation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act is resulting in high-profile employers paying out major class-action settlements. On April 20, Home Depot agreed to pay at least $1.8 million to settle FCRA violation claims, according to documents filed to a California federal court. In Henderson v. Home […]

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Hurdles Persist For Cannabis Company Banking, Crowdfunding

Hurdles Persist For Cannabis Company Banking, Crowdfunding

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado’s marijuana-based companies will need to wait before they can practicably outgrow their current cash-only model. State officials say, however, that solutions might be pending at the federal level. Andrew Freedman, the state government’s director of marijuana coordination, said procuring banking services for marijuana businesses is currently a top priority […]

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