Jason Dunn Confirmed as U.S. Attorney

The Brownstein shareholder takes over the role from Bob Troyer

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Jason Dunn as U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado. He was confirmed with a voice vote the same day the Senate also confirmed 15 federal judges and two assistant attorneys general. Dunn moves into the role from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Dunn has previously served as deputy attorney general and assistant solicitor general. At Brownstein, he chaired the firm’s political and regulatory law practice group and its state attorneys general practice group. 

He has argued cases in the Colorado Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dunn fills the role currently held by Bob Troyer who moved into the role following the resignation of John Walsh in 2016. Dunn was nominated for the U.S. Attorney position by President Donald Trump June 25.

Lateral Watch

Finance attorney Keith Sambur has joined Holland & Knight’s Denver office as a partner in the firm’s financial services practice group.  

Sambur’s practice is focused on representing private investment funds, hedge funds, commercial and investment banks and private and public companies in all aspects of financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and financings, and special situation investments. 

Joining the firm with him is associate Andrew Gillespie. Both were previously with Haynes and Boone in Denver. Sambur has knowledge and experience in the field of corporate finance, including restructuring.  

Sambur received a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. 

Associate Watch 

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced Wednesday that Sarah Wiedemann has joined the firm’s water, energy, resources and environmental practice group in Denver. 

Wiedemann assists with a wide variety of water and environmental matters for firm clients. 

Wiedemann previously served as a judicial clerk to Judge Jerry Jones of the Colorado Court of Appeals as well as to 2nd District Chief Judge Michael Martinez. She earned her law degree from Vermont Law School and her Bachelor’s degree from The Colorado College. 

Name Change

Swanson & Bratschun, a Colorado intellectual property law boutique, announced it has changed its name to Adsero IP. It also unveiled a new brand identity and website.   

The changes come after years of new partner acquisition and expansion of the firm’s practice areas. The firm has been in the Colorado patent prosecution community for roughly 25 years. Over the past five years, the firm has expanded its trademark and copyright practices and its electrical, software and mechanical patent practices. It also has added teams specializing in intellectual property litigation and protection and enforcement in Asia. The firm has 16 attorneys. 

Sargent Consulting Group Opens in Denver 

The Sargent Consulting Group, a firm specializing in business valuation, economic damages calculation, expert witness testimony, financial investigations and forensic accounting, opened a Denver office October 1. The firm is based in Chicago and, in addition to the new Denver office, has an office in Detroit. 

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