Attorneys listed in the Denver Business Journal’s “Forty under 40”
Arnold & Porter was ranked among the top 20 law firms on American Lawyer’s A-List ranking and on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for,” in 2004. Congratulations.
Steve Farber, managing partner of Brownstein Hyatt & Farber, received the Del Hock Lifetime Achievement Award from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The award honors an individual “whose wisdom, involvement and leadership ultimately determines the destiny of a community.”
The Snell & Wilmer’s Charitable Foundation has “adopted” the Northeast Mile High Montessori Center and will be donating $35,000 over three years, plus hundreds of volunteer hours annually to
Brian D. Zall has been appointed as a Fellow to the American Bar Association.
Morrison & Foerster is celebrating 25 years in Denver.
Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Karen Ashby was named to the Board of Trustees of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Nancy B. Elkind, partner in Stern and Elkind, received the Denver Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business” award in the professional category.
At their annual seminar in August, the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association raised $500 for the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation.
Barbara J. Kelley of Kamlet Shepherd has been inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Fellow Alumni Officers.
IN THE NEWS:
Donald and Susan Sturm, owners of Denver-based American National Bank, gave $20 million to the University of Denver College of Law—this is the largest single donation in the 112-year history of the law school. The College of Law will be named in honor of Donald Sturm, a 1958 graduate.
Steve Weinstein was the “guess who” person in an issue of the Intermountain Jewish News.
Ned Minor, president/CEO of Minor & Brown, was featured in the business section of The Denver Post— “family man, lawyer and civic-minded citizen, in that order.”
In a reaction to a lawyer-bashing political ad, Andrew Cohen was quoted as saying: “John Adams was a lawyer. Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer. There are plenty of decent politicians in Congress and state politics today who are lawyers. . . .”
With the headline “Lawyer, activist sees color of justice,” The Denver Post did an article on Adrienne Benavidez, executive director of Colorado of Justice, Inc., a group that will engage in public policy advocacy and legislative analysis and help train new community leaders.
Holland & Hart announces that Danielle Voorhees and Meghan Winokur have joined the firm as associates in the Litigation Department; Hillary Hebert is an associate in the Business Department; Nicole Livolsi is an associate in the Indian Law Practice Group; Christina Gomez is an associate in the Labor & Employment Group; and Randy Schefman is an associate in the Business Department.
Louise Bouzari has joined the law firm of McClure & Eggleston as Of Counsel, effective June 30, 2004. Louise will continue to specialize in education law and commercial litigation, and can be reached by phone at (303) 294-0822 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hensley Kim & Edgington has hired Registered Patent Attorney Richard J. Holzer, Jr. as a new partner.
Austin Hamre has become a shareholder in Duncan, Ostrander & Dingess, where his practice continues to emphasize water law.
Perkins Coie announces that Christopher J. Piazzola has joined the firm as an associate in its corporate finance group. Piazzola is a CU grad and clerked for Justice Bender.
Erica L. Johnson has joined Ambler & Keenan as an associate, and her practice will emphasize estate planning and probate.
Wheeler Trigg Kennedy has added two associates: Alissa S. Hecht, whose practice will focus on franchise and complex commercial litigation, and litigator David J. Schaller.
Joan McWilliams of the McWilliams Mediation Group is on sabbatical during November and December, but will mediating again beginning in January 2005. Phone is (303) 830-0171 and e-mail is
Faegre & Benson has added Jim Sawtelle and Todd Walker to its 115-person litigation group. Also, the firm has created an employee benefits group in Colorado, staffed by Renée W. O’Rourke, a partner, and Brenda R. Berg, an associate.
Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell has added Josh Fine as an associate.