Fox Rothschild Adds Seven

Group moves from Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete

Fox Rothschild announced Wednesday that the firm’s Denver office added Nikki Howell, Steven Moore, Stacy Mueller and Heidi Wilbur as partners; Jill Moenius and Jessica Tsuda as counsel; and Renee Sheyko as an associate in the labor and employment department.

“We are thrilled to welcome this seasoned group to our team,” labor and employment department co-chairs Catherine Barbieri and Jeffrey Polsky said in a press release. “They join us at a pivotal time, as we help guide employers across the country through the maze of pandemic-related employment concerns and legislation. They are ready to hit the ground running and assist clients as we continue to navigate this unprecedented time.”

Howell, who has more than a decade of trial experience, focuses her practice on defending nationwide class and collective actions as well as large multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits and litigation resulting from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission systemic investigations.

Moore represents domestic and international employers in disputes including discrimination and wage and hour matters. He has experience defending employers against nationwide class and collective actions involving allegations of large-scale, systemic discrimination and other civil rights violations as well as actions filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and pattern-or-practice cases filed by the EEOC. Moore also provides advice and counsel with respect to strategic planning and human resources issues.

Mueller defends employers against single-plaintiff, class and collective actions and provides strategic counsel on employment and human resources issues including wage and hour compliance, personnel policies, employment agreements and employee handbooks.

Wilbur counsels businesses on a range of employment issues and defends their interests in litigation, appeals and administrative proceedings, including pattern-and-practice lawsuits brought by the EEOC and collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Moenius represents businesses in a broad range of disputes in state and federal court, defending employers against large multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits and litigation resulting from systemic investigations conducted by the EEOC.

Tsuda advises on a broad range of employment and human resource issues including hiring, agreements such as restrictive covenants, separations, employee counseling, personnel policies, employee classifications and reclassifications, wage and hour issues, discrimination and harassment prevention, investigations, workplace accommodations and training.

Sheyko focuses her practice on employment litigation, representing clients in wage and hour and other workplace disputes at trial, on appeal and in mediation and other dispute resolution forums.

The group were formerly with Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete.


Davis Graham & Stubbs announced that Adam Hirsch has joined the firm as a partner in the finance and acquisitions department. His practice has an emphasis on bankruptcy, business restructuring and related transactions. 

“We are excited to welcome Adam to the firm,” said DGS co-managing partner Kristin Lentz. “Adam is an exceptional attorney whose bankruptcy and commercial creditor rights expertise makes him an excellent addition to the DGS partnership.”

Hirsch has a record of advising secured and unsecured lenders, DIP lenders, Chapter 11 plan sponsors, landlords and tenants among other clients. 

Prior to starting at DGS, Hirsch was a partner in the Denver office of Kutak Rock and, before that, worked for a large New York firm, where he represented clients in bankruptcy and finance-related matters during the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent economic recession.

Hirsch received a law degree from Tulane University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He is admitted to practice in Colorado and New York, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and federal district courts for the District of Colorado, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. 


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck shareholder Hubert Farbes has been appointed to the board of directors of the Hart Center for Public Service. He is chair of the board’s search committee for the center’s initial CEO.

The center was founded by former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart, in affiliation with Metropolitan State University of Denver. It was created to promote non-partisan national civic participation and the fundamental value of civic engagement to our American democratic republic. The Hart Center has a goal of facilitating academic and practical dialogue and actions that investigate, renew, inspire and empower citizen engagement in our society’s most pressing issues, bringing together the MSU academic community with public service innovators throughout the western U.S. and with a new generation of diverse Western citizenry. 

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