Holland & Hart announced June 22 Darlene Kondo joined the firm in Boulder as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Kondo has experience in patent portfolio management and the patent drafting and prosecution process through her time spent in-house for the intellectual property departments of two technology companies and in private practice firms as a patent attorney.
Kondo has a background in electrical engineering, physics and mathematics. She earned a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law, a master’s degree from the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Idaho. She is admitted to practice in Colorado and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Spencer Fane announced June 22 it has added Sam Young as an associate in its financial services practice group.
Young’s experience includes representing clients in a range of transactional matters, including real estate sales and acquisitions, leasing and development, land use, and business sales and acquisitions. He has worked with companies ranging from startups to publicly traded entities.
Young earned his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Young worked for a large consulting company and oversaw day-to-day operations for a large federal government compliance contract. He also had a stint working at the U.S. Department of Justice in the antitrust division.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission is seeking applicants for a Colorado Court of Appeals judgeship created by the retirement of Judge Nancy Lichtenstein, effective Jan. 8.
The commission will meet on Aug. 14 and 15 at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Justice Center at 2 E. 14th Ave., in Denver to interview applicants and select nominees for appointment by the governor.
Applications for the vacancy are due to the ex-officio chair and the office of the district administrator no later than July 13.
The members of the nominating commission for the Supreme Court Nominating Commission are: Kathleen Lord and Daniel Ramos of the 1st Congressional District; Shannon Stevenson and Kimberley Jordan of the 2nd Congressional District; Robert Scott and Sean Murphy of the 3rd Congressional District; Tracee Bentley and R. Stanton Dodge of the 4th Congressional District; Jay Patel and and Jeanne Smith of the 5th Congressional District; James Carpenter and Michael Burg of the 6th Congressional District; Carolyn Fairless and Heather Lipp of the 7th Congressional District; and Connie McArthur, at-large.
Applications are also available for judgeships in the 8th, 11th, 13th and 20th judicial districts.
The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet August 28, at the Larimer County Justice Center, at 201 La Porte Ave. in Fort Collins, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the 8th Judicial District, which includes Jackson and Larimer counties. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Devin Odell. The vacancy will occur on Oct. 6.
Applications must be filed at the office of the ex officio chair, Justice Melissa Hart, at 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver, by July 19.
The members of the nominating commission for the 8th Judicial District are: Michael Blanton, Walden; Richard Gast, Thomas Milligan, Tracy Oldemeyer, and Kathleen Smith, all of Fort Collins; and Stephen Tool, Windsor.
The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet August 28 at the Fremont Combined Court, 136 Justice Center Rd., in Canon City, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Fremont County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Norman Cooling. The vacancy will occur on Jan. 8.
Applications must be filed with the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Richard Gabriel at 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver by July 19.
The members of the nominating commission for the Eleventh Judicial District are: Carlin Walsh of Salida; Larry McGee of Canon City; Herbert Phillips of Alma; Margaret Walker of Nathrop; Jolene DeVries of Cotopaxi; and Troy Bomgardner and William Holt of Westcliffe.
The 13th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Aug. 22 at the Morgan District Court in Fort Morgan to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Morgan County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Michael Schingle. The vacancy will occur on Jan. 8, 2019.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Morgan County at the time of investiture and have graduated high school or attained the equivalent of a high school education as indicated by the Department of Education, based upon the record made on the General Education Development test.
Applications must be filed by July 23.
The 20th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Boulder County Combined Court on Aug. 21 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to two Boulder County Court judgeships. The vacancies will be created by the retirements of Judge Noel Blum and Judge Karolyn Moore. Both vacancies will occur Jan. 8.
Application forms must be filed with the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Brian Boatright, at 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver by July 20.
The members of the nominating commission for the 20th Judicial District are: Michael Beylkin of Erie; Karla Rikansrud, Benita Duran and Mary Friedrichs of Boulder; and Josh Marks of Louisville.
The 12th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a district court judgeship created by the death of Judge Patrick Hayes, Jr. Nominees Amanda Hopkins and Jason Kelley, both of Alamosa, and Barbara Zollars of Monte Vista were selected in a meeting in on June 22 at the Alamosa County Courthouse.
Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Monday, June 25 to appoint one of the nominees as district court judge for the 12th Judicial District.
Greenspoon Marder announced Wednesday that partner, Rachel Gillette, has been named chair of the firm’s cannabis law group – Western region.
Gillette has been with the firm since 2016 as a founding member of Greenspoon Marder’s Denver office. Her role covers the Cannabis practice on the Western Region focusing on the Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, Nevada City and Portland offices in particular.
Gillette focuses her practice on marijuana/cannabis business licensing and regulatory compliance, business law and transactions, contract drafting and review, tax litigation, corporate formation and tax matters, including audit representation.
Ballard Spahr named 11 attorneys partner across the country, effective July 1. In Denver, Alicia Clark was named partner.
Clark is a co-leader of the real estate department’s insurance company and institutional investments team. She practices general real estate law, with a focus on financing, leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions. She has significant experience representing lenders and borrowers in acquisition loans, permanent financing, and bridge loans.