Armstrong Teasdale announced Thursday that associate Carla Baumel joined the intellectual property practice in Denver.
Baumel focuses on patent litigation and counseling. She has represented clients in multiple technical fields, including the mechanical arts and life sciences industries. Baumel has experience representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as state and federal trial and appellate courts.
She has past experience in private practice at a large Chicago-based law firm, and before that, she served as a judicial clerk for the Judge J.P. Stadtmueller in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
She received a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Snell & Wilmer announced Thursday that associate Michele Washington, Ph.D., is transferring to the firm’s Denver office from Phoenix, effective Aug. 13. Washington is a member of the life sciences and medical technology group.
“We are excited to have Michele join our team in Denver,” said Denver managing partner Curt Reimann. “She brings impressive experience in the life sciences practice that complements our growing intellectual property presence here in Colorado.”
Washington focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in life sciences. Her experience covers a wide range of technologies, including cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, biological therapies, antibody technology, immunotherapy, agriculture biotechnology, medical devices, biosensors and diagnostics. Specifically, her experience includes prosecuting worldwide patent portfolios and performing freedom to operate, patentability and invalidity analyses.
Washington earned a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Baylor College of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College.
The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Sept. 1, via Webex, to interview and select nominees for a 2nd Judicial District judgeship. The vacancy will be created by the retirements of judges John Madden and Robert McGahey. The vacancies will occur Jan. 12 and Nov. 2, respectively.
The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Aug. 31, via Webex to interview and select nominees for a Chaffee County judgeship. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge William Alderton. The vacancy will occur on Jan. 12.
Application forms for the 2nd District are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Carlos Samour, Jr., 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver.
Applications for Chaffee County are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Melissa Hart, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver; the office of the court executive, Lisa Rowe, 136 Justice Center Road in Canon City; and the Chaffee County Court, 142 Crestone Ave. in Salida. Applications are also available on the court’s home page at www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm
Applications for the judgeships must be submitted by 4 p.m. Aug. 21. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate may do so by 4 p.m. Aug. 14.
The members of the nominating commission for the 2nd Judicial District are Louise Hurlbut, Melody Mirbaba, Tandy Dilworth, Sean Bradley, Byeongsook Seo, and Tyrone Glover, all of Denver.
The members of the nominating commission for the 14th Judicial District are: Lee Phillips, of Alma; Molly Walker, of Nathrop; Jolene DeVries of Cotopaxi; Troy Bomgardner and William Holt, of Westcliffe; and Marianne Wancura, of Salida.
The Aug. 10 article, “Stephen Hart’s Mark on Colorado Law Practice” incorrectly attributed a pull quote; it should have been attributed to David Butler. The article also listed the incorrect number of practicing attorneys at Holland & Hart. The firm has 450 attorneys in 13 locations.