Baine Kerr, a partner of the firm, is pleased to announce the settlement of the Title IX litigation case between his client, Lisa Simpson, and the University of Colorado. The settlement was finalized after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court's ruling in favor of the University and returned the case for trial. The settlement includes a $2.5 million payment and the appointment of an independent adviser to monitor Title IX compliance and an additional part-time counselor who will work in CU's Office of Victim's Assistance. HBC partners Baine Kerr, Kimberly Hult and Chris Ford led the team responsible for this historic outcome.
HBC is pleased to welcome Angela Little as an associate attorney with the firm. Prior to joining HBC, Angela was a senior litigation associate for Smith Moore LLP, in its Greensboro, North Carolina office. Angela is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif. Angela also received a B.A. degree in English from the College of William and Mary. Before attending law school, Angela served in the Peace Corps as a teacher of English language and literature in Tutume, Botswana. Angela's practice will continue to emphasize complex civil litigation matters.
Hutchinson Black & Cook is hosting a Bonfils Blood Drive between 10:00am-3:30p on Oct. 29th. Please call Tom Blot, 303-442-6514, to schedule an appointment to donate blood. HBC thanks you for your support!
HBC is pleased to welcome two new associates, Justin Konrad and Melissa Sullivan to the firm. Justin is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law, graduating in the top 2% of his class, and was a Casenote and Comment Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review. Justin attended Harvard University where he received his B.A. in Philosophy. Prior to starting with HBC, Justin served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. David Ebel, Senior Judge for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Justin's practice will focus on business and transactional matters. Melissa finished first in her class at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and served as an Articles Editor for the University of Denver Law Review. She received a B.S. degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Temple University and, prior to law school, Melissa taught high school mathematics in South Carolina and Illinois, and she also worked with students learning English as a second language. Melissa's practice will encompass both litigation and transactional matters.
Four HBC lawyers, Bill Meyer, Brad Peterson, Connie Eyster and Christopher Brauchli, have been named in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Woodward White, Inc., publisher of the annual Best Lawyers list, surveys attorneys across the country to determine those to be included. Bill was selected for his commercial litigation practice, Brad for his work in construction law and Connie and Chris for their trust and estates practice. Chris has been included in "Best Lawyers" for 20 years.
Bill Meyer was selected to receive the Rule of Law Award from the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) for his significant international pro bono work with Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) and other ABA sponsored groups. Bill will receive the award at a dinner in San Francisco in August. He will share the podium with the co-awardee, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
Chris Ford has been appointed as a Trustee to serve on the Board of Trustees for The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and has been named a Co-Chair of the Boulder County Campaign. The Colorado Legal Aid Foundation works to increase and diversify funding to support civil legal services for Colorado's poor and disadvantaged people. By raising private funds for legal services, the Foundation works to ensure that Colorado's low-income population receives the civil legal assistance they need.
Carla Sledge attended the annual meeting of the Network of Leading Law Firms ("NLLF") in New York City, June 22-23. HBC has been the exclusive Colorado member of the NLLF for over 10 years. The NLLF has increased its membership to include member law firms from 26 states and 19 countries worldwide, allowing HBC to offer its clients seamless representation in any member state or country. Click on the NLLF logo / link on the HBC home page to learn more about the organization.
Baine Kerr is a member of a distinguished panel speaking at Harvard Law School's Conference on Title IX and Sexual Harassment on April 13, 2007. Baine will speak on the expanding uses of Title IX in litigation. Other panelists include law school professors, basketball great Nancy Lieberman, coaches, and ESPN commentators.
HBC is pleased to welcome Alfred "Alf" McDonnell to the firm of counsel. Alf joins HBC after twenty years at Arnold & Porter, a large national law firm. Prior to his tenure at Arnold & Porter, Alf was a Professor of Law and Associate Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law. Alf is a graduate of Harvard Law School. His practice will continue to emphasize complex commercial litigation.
Five Hutchinson Black and Cook lawyers, Bill Meyer, Baine Kerr, John Greer, Carla Sledge, and Christopher Brauchli, have been voted Colorado Super Lawyers® by the publishers of Law & Politics magazine and are featured in the April 2007 edition of 5280 Magazine and the Colorado Super Lawyers 2007 magazine. Less than five percent of all Colorado lawyers were selected by a blue ribbon panel based on the nominations from a state-wide survey and independent review of the lawyers' credentials. HBC is very proud to have its lawyers recognized by their peers and to be named Colorado Super Lawyers®.
Three HBC lawyers, Bill Meyer, Brad Peterson and Christopher Brauchli, have been named in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Woodward White, Inc., publisher of the annual Best Lawyers list, surveys attorneys across the country to determine those to be included. Bill was selected for his commercial litigation practice, Brad for his work in construction law and Chris for his trust and estates practice.