Michael Best Adds Privacy and Cybersecurity Attorney

Guy Sereff joins in Broomfield

Michael Best announced Tuesday the addition of Guy Sereff, who joins the firm as senior counsel in the privacy and cybersecurity group in the Broomfield office.


Sereff focuses his practice on providing counsel to clients on matters in connection with technology transactions, intellectual property, and privacy and cybersecurity. He has years of experience negotiating technology transactions and advising clients on international data protection laws, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

“Guy’s knowledge of the evolving data privacy landscape coupled with his first-hand experience negotiating transactions on behalf of his clients makes him a standout addition to our team,” said Adrienne Ehrhardt, chair of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice group. “Furthermore, his arrival comes as the California Consumer Privacy Act approaches the July 1 enforcement date and as clients continue to face new challenges related to COVID-19. We look forward to leveraging Guy’s sound counsel to help our clients navigate this particularly complex time.”

Sereff previously served as an associate at a national lobbying and law firm, data protection officer and associate general counsel at CenturyLink, and as vice president and associate counsel at Urban Lending Solutions.

“I am thrilled to be joining the ranks of the esteemed attorneys at Michael Best,” said Sereff. “Given the sudden shift to digital technology amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of cyberattacks has drastically increased, and I look forward to helping my new colleagues provide counsel to clients looking to stay abreast of related threats.”

Previously, Sereff was a professor at his alma mater, Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he taught a practice-based course on issues related to privacy, intellectual property, cybercrime, data security and internet governance.

Sereff received his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his LL.M. in intellectual property and information law from the University of Houston Law Center.

LATERAL WATCH

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis announced Friday the expansion of its commercial practice with the addition of attorney Christine Hofmeister. 

Hofmeister counsels health care, life science, technology and professional services clients on a variety of commercial and transactional matters. She specializes in drafting and negotiating contracts related to product sales and distribution, clinical trials, software licensing, manufacturing and supply, research and development, independent contractor and consulting engagements.

Prior to joining KO’s growing team, Hofmeister served as assistant general counsel for Cochlear Americas and previously worked as in-house counsel for a Colorado-based air medical service provider.

Hofmeister received a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Lawand received an undergraduate degree from Colorado College.

Good For You

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced that Jennifer Eiteljorg, a shareholder in the firm’s Denver office, has joined the board of directors of Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit organization that educates and inspires people who want to make a difference as leaders in their community. 

The Leadership Foundation offers a variety of programs, including Leadership Denver, Access Denver, Colorado’s Civic DNA Fellows, Impact Denver and Leadership Exchange.

Davis Graham & Stubbs announced that Catherine Hance has been appointed chair of the Mile High United Way Board of Trustees. 

Hance currently chairs the DGS real estate group and co-chairs the firm’s hospitality group. 

She also currently serves as a mayoral trustee on the board of directors for the Denver Botanic Gardens and is a former chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s Real Estate Section Council. 

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