Foley Hoag, Morrison Foerster Add Attorneys, Two Candidates Announced for Open Moffat County Court Judgeship

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Law Firm Updates

Morrison Foerster announced the arrival of Chuck Cotter and Finity Jernigan as Denver-based partners in the firm’s emerging companies and venture capital group. Cotter has held several roles in both in-house and private practice. Jernigan was a partner in the venture capital and emerging growth practice at another leading law firm. Cotter earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School and Jernigan earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. 

Foley Hoag LLP has expanded its emerging company and venture capital practice group with a new team of attorneys including partners Rose Standifer and Allie Clark, counsel Marc Graboyes and associate Zack Mueller. Standifer’s experience includes providing counsel to technology companies and venture capital investors. Clark’s experience includes representing investors seeking to grow their portfolios, ranging from angel funds to large private equity firms. Graboyes focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies and the investors that support them with a particular focus on life sciences and technology companies. Mueller assists companies with entity formation, commercial contracting, acquisitions and regulatory compliance. 

The Judiciary

The 14th Judicial District Nominating Commission nominated two candidates for a Moffat County Court judgeship created by Judge Brittany Schneider’s appointment to the District Court. Nominees Nichole Cristee and James Hesson, both of Craig, were selected in a videoconference meeting on Jan. 12. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Jan. 16 to appoint one of the nominees as county court judge for Moffat County. Comments regarding either of the nominees may be sent to [email protected].

On Jan. 17, the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver closed through Jan. 19 due to a water main break. IT and communications systems in both the Arraj and Rogers courthouses were adversely affected. Anyone with a hearing in either courthouse during these dates is advised to check on the status of their hearing and to email the assigned judge’s chambers if needed. The Clerk’s Office front counter is also closed. Pro se parties can submit filings by email to [email protected] or by mail to 901 19th Street, Room A-105, Denver, CO, 80294. More updates will be listed on the U.S. District Court’s website.  


Moye White LLP announced the appointment of Rebecca Givens to the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts board of directors. The new board of directors will be recognized at the 2024 Business Committee for the Arts Awards Luncheon. The event, presented by Metropolitan State University of Denver and U.S. Bank, will take place on Tuesday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Seawell Ballroom. CBCA is a nonprofit organization that champions artists and creative industries.

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