Recht Kornfeld announced Thursday that Trey Rogers joined the firm as a shareholder, and Dieter Raemdonck joined the firm as an associate. They joined the firm’s government and political law practice, where they will work with Mark Grueskin on public policy litigation, ballot initiatives, election law, government relations, campaign finance law, gaming law and related matters.
Rogers served as chief legal counsel to former Gov. Bill Ritter, from 2007 to 2010. He also serves as the secretary of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a law degree from George Washington University Law School.
Raemdonck’s practice focuses on assisting clients with election, regulatory and legislative matters. He currently serves on the Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund Board and is the immediate past chair of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado associate board.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn announced Thursday the promotion of four assistant U.S. attorneys to supervisory posts within the criminal division and 10 new hires.
Brad Giles was promoted to chief of the narcotics section
Peter McNeilly was promoted to deputy chief of the narcotics section
Garreth Winstead was promoted to chief of the violent crime and immigration enforcement section
Valeria Spencer was promoted to deputy chief of the violent crime and immigration enforcement section
The office also added as assistant U.S. attorneys Aaron Teitelbaum, Justin DeRosa, Jessica Elliott, Rajiv Mohan, Logan Steiner, Kyle Brenton, Chandra Aitchison, Kelly Winslow, Elizabeth Young and Jane Bobet.
Teitelbaum previously served as assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York.
Prior to that, he clerked for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline Nguyen and Judge Christina Snyder of the Central District of California. He received a law degree from Stanford Law School.
DeRosa previously served as deputy district attorney in Colorado’s 4th Judicial District. He received a law degree from Boston College Law School.
Elliott previously served as assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida and prior to that worked in private practice. She received a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Mohan previously worked in private practice and before that clerked for 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Raymond Kethledge. He received a law degree from Harvard Law School.
Steiner previously worked in private practice and before that clerked for 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes and for judges Thomas Durkin and Virginia Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois. She received a law degree from Harvard Law School.
Brenton previously worked in private practice and before that clerked for U.S. District Court Judge David Ebel of the District of Colorado. He received a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Aitchison previously worked in private practice. She received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Winslow previously worked in private practice. She received a law degree from Northwestern University.
Young clerked for U.S. District Court magistrate judges Kristen Mix and Michael Watanabe of the District of Colorado. Prior to that she worked in private practice. She received a law degree from New York University School of Law.
Bobet previously worked in private practice and before that clerked for Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein. She received a law degree from Cornell Law School.
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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced that shareholder Amy Diaz has been appointed to the board of directors of the Denver Convention Center Hotel Authority by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. The board is responsible for owning, acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating and financing the Convention Center headquarters hotel on behalf of the city and its residents.
Diaz manages complicated real estate deals for both developers and investors, providing strategic counsel on acquisitions and dispositions for commercial development and large-scale commercial leasing. She also represents commercial borrowers in connection with senior, mezzanine, construction and permanent loans secured by real and personal property.