Local Firms Announce New Attorneys, Returning Partners and Current Rankings for Chambers USA

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Law Firm Updates

Ballard Spahr LLP announced June 23 Ethan Anderson of the national firm’s Denver office was named co-leader of Equality Ballard, the firm’s business resource group for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies. Equality Ballard provides opportunities for business development and pro bono outreach to the LGBTQ+ community while maintaining a supportive internal environment. Anderson is a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and the Colorado LGBT Bar Association. 

Holland & Hart announced June 26 the addition of patent prosecution attorney Douglas Metcalf to its Boulder office. Metcalf draws on an extensive background in biochemistry and molecular biophysics to help clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, chemical and high-tech industries execute global portfolio strategies and protect high-value assets. Metcalf received his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced June 27 the addition of Luke Glisan to its corporate and business department as a shareholder in the firm’s Denver office. Glisan will focus on employment law issues related to mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, hiring, discipline, promotions, terminations and post-termination restraints. Glisan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of ColoradoBoulder and his J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law with honors and an emphasis in employment law studies.

Akerman LLP announced June 28 partner Dennis Lueck rejoined the firm as a member of the consumer financial services, data and technology practice group, based in Denver. Lueck represents financial services companies in federal and state litigation and arbitration, including large-volume portfolio management, high-stakes individual cases and class actions. 

Woods Aitken LLP announced June 28 Lena Lucas joined the firm’s Denver office. Lucas represents construction and business clients in litigation, commercial disputes and negotiations, contract management, mergers, joint ventures, corporate financing and equipment leasing. Lucas also provides counsel on best practices for startup organizations, business reorganization, corporate governance and succession planning. Lucas received her law degree with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 


Fox Rothschild LLP announced June 23 the firm was recognized by Chambers USA for top-ranked lawyers. Three of its Colorado-based attorneys were selected: Patrick Casey (construction), Ali Brodie (immigration) and Steven Moore (labor and employment).

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath on June 28 announced the firm’s Colorado attorneys who were recognized by Chambers USA. The attorneys are Laurence “Trip” DeMuth III (construction), Michael Lapicola (construction), Lucie Guyot (franchising USA – nationwide), John Marcil (corporate/M&A), Jeffrey Sherman (corporate/M&A), Douglas Wright (corporate/M&A), Colin Harris (environment), Jared Briant (intellectual property), Timothy Scull (intellectual property), Kirstin Stoll-DeBell (intellectual property), Mark Weakley (corporate/M&A), Mary Will (labor and employment) and Heather Carson Perkins (litigation: general commercial).

Polsinelli on June 28 announced 93 attorneys and 17 different practice areas were recognized by Chambers USA.. The firm’s Colorado attorneys who were recognized include Scott Berdan (corporate/M&A), Stacy Carpenter (litigation: general commercial), Gregory Durbin (intellectual property), Paul Franke (banking and finance; construction), Sean Gallagher (litigation: general commercial), Steve Gurr (construction), Amy Hansen (real estate), Darren Hensley (corporate/M&A), John Heronimus (real estate), William Meyer (construction), John Posthumus (intellectual property) and Don Samuels (labor and employment).

Colorado-based firm Jones & Keller on June 29 announced two of its attorneys were recognized by Chambers USA: Howard Kenison (environmental law and litigation) and Lawrence Lee (labor and employment). 

Odds and Ends

Davis Graham & Stubbs on June 23 announced nominations are open for the 2023 Richard Marden Davis Award. The award recognizes outstanding individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational and charitable activities. The Richard Marden Davis Award is named after one of DGS’ founding partners. Nominations may be submitted here by Sept. 1.

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