Wilson Elser Adds Two

Shareholders join from Harris Karstaedt Jamison & Powers

Wilson Elser announced Thursday the addition of Emily Aguero and Jane Lucero as partners to the firm’s Denver office.


Aguero and Lucero are both former shareholders at Harris Karstaedt Jamison & Powers.

Aguero works primarily on construction defect litigation. She also has handled cases involving premises liability, personal injury, family law, land use, subrogation, fire losses, employment law and copyright infringement. She holds bar admissions in Colorado and Florida. 

Lucero focuses her practice on personal injury cases, including auto accidents and premises liability claims. She also has experience with defamation, wrongful death, construction liability, trucking liability, intellectual property, insurance bad faith and toxic tort claims. Lucero was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Lateral Watch

Polsinelli announced July 29 that Christopher Reiss has joined the firm as a shareholder in Denver. 

Reiss has experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, portfolio company investments, strategic planning, buyouts, complex restructurings, joint ventures and general corporate governance matters.

Reiss counsels private companies in the structuring and negotiation of purchase agreements, joint venture agreements and all related facets of the acquisition or sale process. He has represented a range of clients from national hotels and resorts to academic medical centers. 

He has experience representing companies in the hospitality, gaming, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and health care industries and often works with private equity and venture capital investors.

“Chris has the benefit of having worked in both a corporate setting and as outside counsel, which gives him the ability to really understand his clients’ priorities, concerns and timelines,” said Jonathan Henderson, chair of the corporate and transactional practice for Polsinelli and managing partner of the Dallas office. 

Reiss received a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. 

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Colorado.

ASSOCIATE WATCH

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced Thursday that Angela Vichick has joined the firm’s Denver office as an associate in the litigation practice group.

Vichick’s practice focuses on representing individual and institutional clients in complex and commercial litigation matters. 

She has experience handling dispositive motions, evidentiary hearings, settlement and arbitration proceedings, trial, post-trial and appellate proceedings before the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Vichick currently serves as a mentor in the Law School Yes We Can program and as a mock trial coach at the Arrupe Jesuit High School. 

CORRECTIONS

The July 29 article about Kerr v. Polis misidentified the 10th Circuit judges who issued their respective opinions. Judge Stephanie Seymour wrote the majority opinion joined by Judge Mary Beck Briscoe, and Judge Jerome Holmes wrote the dissent. The Corporate Counsel Insight article in the July 22 issue inaccurately paraphrased Todd Seelman: he in fact said companies can potentially enter into deferred prosecution agreements, not non-prosecution agreements, for having an antitrust compliance program. We apologize for the errors.

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