Holland & Hart Adds Two

Associates join in employment and commercial litigation practices

Holland & Hart announced employment attorney Devra Hake was admitted to the Colorado bar. Hake counsels businesses in employment matters to minimize future liability. 

She assists businesses facing labor and employment matters involving the DOL, the EEOC and the NLRB. She has experience at trial and in arbitration resolving labor and employment issues as well as commercial litigation disputes. 

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Devra worked at a mid-size firm in northwest Indiana. She also clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. During law school, she interned with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board. 

Hake received a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Holland & Hart also added associate Hannah Armentrout to its commercial litigation practice in Denver. 

Armentrout guides clients through the litigation process, helping them achieve desired business goals. Her experience includes working on matters involving the validity of arbitration awards, eminent domain, and LLC issues covering membership, operating agreements and managers’ authority to act. 

Before joining Holland & Hart, she served as a law clerk for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Márquez. During law school, she interned for Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Armentrout received a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Drake University.

ASSOCIATE WATCH

Moye White announced Wednesday that Bobby Dishell has joined the firm as an associate in its real estate section. He previously served as a law clerk and law student intern at the firm for 15 months while completing law school.

In his practice, Dishell focuses on real estate transactional matters, including commercial lease agreements, zoning and multifamily assets. He also assists clients with solar leases and other advanced energy matters. Starting in January, Dishell will serve on the board of directors of the Regional Transportation District.

Prior to joining Moye White, Dishell worked for Baltimore City Public Schools as a middle school English and humanities teacher as a Teach For America Corps member.

Additionally, he was an extern in the Office of Legal Counsel for Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Dishell received a legal degree from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

JUDICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Coats has appointed Judge Susan Blanco to serve as chief judge of the 8th Judicial District, effective Jan. 12, upon the retirement of Chief Judge Stephen Howard.

Howard was appointed to the 8th District Court in January 2011. Prior to his appointment, he worked for the law firm Fischer and Wilmarth as a business and real estate litigation attorney. He received an undergraduate degree from Colorado College and a law degree from CU Law School.

Blanco took the bench in January 2017. Prior to that, she served as a deputy district attorney in the 8th District and then was in private practice from 2007 to 2017. In private practice, she worked on criminal cases, juvenile delinquency cases, dependency and neglect matters, and municipal prosecution. Blanco received an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and a law degree from CU Law School. 

GOOD FOR YOU

Holland & Hart partner Evan Randall was selected to the Colorado Mountain Club board of directors. 

As a member of the board, Randall will provide leadership and guidance to the organization and work with the CMC members to achieve the goals outlined in its Strategic Plan 2025.

According to CMC’s mission statement, the organization strives to unite the resources of Colorado’s mountain lovers; share information about the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, art and recreation; stimulate public interest in our mountain area; encourage preservation; and render readily accessible the region’s alpine attractions.

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