Brownstein Names COO

Barbara Mica joins the firm from Munger Tolles & Olson

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced Wednesday that Barbara Mica joined the firm as its chief operating officer. As COO, Mica will lead all administrative and operational functions of the firm including administration, business development, marketing, communications, human resources, information technology, professional development and recruiting. She will be based in the Denver office and work directly with the firm’s managing partner and executive committee. 

“Barb’s experience and business approach align seamlessly with our core values, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the firm,” said Adam Agron, managing partner of the firm. “She brings a strong background in law firm leadership and deep industry expertise, which will be essential as we transition to a second-generation firm.”

Prior to joining the firm, Mica served as Munger Tolles & Olson’s COO. Holding the most senior non-attorney position in the firm, she had experience leading and directing day-to-day operations and major initiatives in collaboration with the firm’s co-managing partners. 

Before joining Munger Tolles, Mica served for 11 years as the COO of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, where she was responsible for strategic and operational direction. Prior to that, she served as vice president-finance for Enterprise Management Associates and held senior leadership roles with Arthur Andersen.

“I am delighted to join the talented business leadership team at Brownstein,” Mica said. “The firm lives and breathes its culture of excellence, and its commitment to clients and community. I am honored to be entrusted with preserving its values in a time of rapid change in the legal industry.”

Mica received her master’s degree from The George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.


The 1st Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet in Golden on May 28 to interview and select nominees for a county judgeship for Jefferson County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Susan Lori Fisch, effective June 30.

Applications are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice William Hood, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver, and the office of the district administrator, Gail Pickarts, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden. 

Applications and information about the positions are also are available on the court’s home page at

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. April 26, and recommendations for candidates must be submitted by 4 p.m. April 19. 

The members of the 1st District Nominating Commission are: Thomas Overton of Golden, Marie Belew Wheatley and Nicole Dews of Lakewood, John Lee and Jeanie Vela of Arvada; and Alison Zinn of Littleton.

The 17th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet May 15 at the Adams County Justice Center to interview and select nominees for appointment to three 17th District Judgeships. 

The vacancies will be created by the retirements of judges Michael Goodbee, effective July 1, and Patrick Murphy, effective, July 15, and the appointment of Judge Jaclyn Brown to the Colorado Court of Appeals, effective May 31.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Melissa Hart, 2 E. 14th Ave., in Denver, and the office of the district administrator, Benjamin Stough, 1100 Judicial Center Drive in Brighton. 

Applications must submitted by 4 p.m. on April 22. Recommendations for candidates to fill the vacancies must be submitted by 4 p.m. April 15. 

The members of the nominating commission for the 17th Judicial District are: Daniel Carr, Jennifer Chavez, Joann Dawe and Patricia Jarzobski of Westminster; Christina Gomez  of Commerce City; Linda Rodriguez of Broomfield; and Michelle Stermer of Aurora.


Moye White announced Friday that William Jones has joined the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society.

The purpose of the LCA is to provide resources for professional development, to promote advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, and to assist in community involvement. 

Jones focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and business disputes. 

He defends business clients involved in product liability, franchise and distribution disputes, insurance and coverage issues, and trust and estate litigation, as well as real estate litigation. 

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