U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn announced May 1 that the following individuals have recently joined the office as Assistant U.S. Attorneys:
Candyce Choi Cline came to the office after serving as an associate municipal judge for the Westminster Municipal Court in Colorado. Prior to that, she was a deputy district attorney for Adams and Broomfield counties. Choi Cline earned her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School. She has been assigned to the office’s criminal division.
Beth Ford Milani came to the office after serving as assistant attorney general in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. Prior to that, she clerked for Judge Steven Bernard and Judge John Webb of the Colorado Court of Appeals. Ford Milani earned her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. She has been assigned to the office’s appellate division.
Elizabeth Hagerty came to the office after serving as a senior associate for Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. Prior to that she clerked for Judge Alan Kay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. Hagerty earned her law degree from George Washington University Law School. She has been assigned to the office’s civil division.
Daniel McIntyre came to the office after serving as special assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Prior to that, he was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. McIntyre earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law. He has been assigned to the office’s Criminal Division.
Thomas Minser came to the office after serving as an assistant state’s attorney for the domestic violence and sex crimes unit in the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office in Wheaton, Illinois. He earned his law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law. Minser has been assigned to the office’s criminal division.
Jena Neuscheler came to the office after serving as an associate for Williams & Connolly in Washingtonm D.C. Prior to that, she clerked for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Neuscheler earned her law degree from Stanford Law School. She has been assigned to the office’s criminal division.
Wayne Paugh came to the office after serving as assistant chief counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He earned his law degree from George Mason University School of Law and his LL.M. in intellectual property law from George Washington University School of Law. Paugh has been assigned to the office’s criminal division.
“We are thrilled to welcome this great group of attorneys, and I commend all of them for starting a new job under such extraordinary circumstances,” Dunn said. “I know they will serve the Department of Justice and the people of Colorado well.”
There are approximately 180 people in the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office, with 81 of them being assistant U.S. attorneys.
Trial attorney Anna Day has joined Holland & Knight as an associate in the firm’s Denver office, the firm announced Tuesday. She previously practiced at Stinson LLP in Greenwood Village.
Day represents clients in commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She has experience counseling clients in industries including financial services, labor and employment, insurance and construction.
“We are very pleased and excited to have Anna join our talented group of litigation attorneys in Denver. Her background and experience will be a great compliment to the office and the firm,” said Shawn Turner, executive partner of Holland & Knight’s Denver office. “We look forward to working with Anna as she continues to expand her practice and we are able to further expand our Denver-based litigation offerings.”
Day received a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP announced Wednesday that Penelope Scudder has joined the firm’s employment and labor law group as an associate. She is currently admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; her application for admission to practice law in Colorado is pending.
Prior to relocating to Colorado, Scudder was an associate with a New Jersey labor firm, where she represented employees and unions in employee discipline and discharge arbitrations, defended clients against harassment and discrimination claims, and counseled clients on ERISA matters. At DGS, her practice will have similar areas of emphasis.
Scudder received a law degree from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.
Otis & Bedingfield announced TK DATE that Danielle Palardy has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s litigation department.
Palardy’s practice focuses on business and real estate litigation. She obtained both her undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Georgia, where she focused on business law and transactions.
During law school, she worked in-house for an aerospace and industrial control systems manufacturing firm in Fort Collins and clerked for the 19th District Court for Weld County following law school.
The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet via videoconference on June 15 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the offices of county judge and associate county judge for Rio Blanco County. The vacancies will be created by the retirement of Judge Laurie Noble. The vacancies will occur on July 2, 2020.
Application forms and eligibility requirements are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Melissa Hart, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver and the office of the court executive, Lynn Reed, 109 8th St., Ste. 300 in Glenwood Springs. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm
Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. May 29. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by letter to be submitted to any member of the nominating commission, with a copy to the ex officio chair, by 4 p.m. May 22.
The members of the nominating commission for the 9th Judicial District are: Scott Grosscup of Glenwood Springs; Lauren Maytin and Blanca O’Leary of Aspen; Sheryl Barto and Bonnie McLean of Carbondale; and Angela Strode of Rifle. The commission currently has one vacancy.