Bill Meyer, Baine Kerr, Brad Peterson, Connie Eyster, and Christopher Brauchli Named “Best Lawyers in America” for 2010


Five HBC lawyers, Bill MeyerBaine KerrBrad PetersonConnie Eyster and Christopher Brauchli, have been named in the 2010 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, Baine for medical malpractice, 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 over 20 years.

Carla Sledge will attend annual meeting of LEGUS in Cleveland as the Colorado representative

Carla Sledge will attend the annual meeting of LEGUS, an international network of law firms, which this year is being hosted by the Cleveland, Ohio member firm, in June. HBC has been the exclusive Colorado member of LEGUS for over 11 years. LEGUS has member law firms on 5 continents, allowing HBC to offer its clients seamless representation in any member state or country. Visit or click on the LEGUS logo / link on the HBC home page for more information.

HBC welcomes Amy L. Hirter as of counsel

HBC welcomes Amy L. Hirter, of counsel. Amy was a partner at Sherman & Howard LLC and most recently was of counsel at Holland & Hart LLP. Amy’s 20-year practice emphasizes sophisticated cross-border transactions, including international sales of goods and services, strategic partnerships, software licensing, mergers and acquisitions, establishing foreign operations, joint ventures, international distribution arrangements, outsourcing, and cross-border employment issues.

Bill Meyer, Baine Kerr, John Greer, and Christopher Brauchli Voted “Colorado Super Lawyers®”

Four Hutchinson Black and Cook lawyers, Bill MeyerBaine Kerr, John Greer, and Christopher Brauchli, have been voted 2009 Colorado Super Lawyers® by the publishers of Law & Politics magazine after 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®.

Landmark Settlement in Arizona State University Title IX Rape Case

Firm partners Kerr and Hult announced the settlement of J.K. v. Arizona Board of Regents in January 2009. On the eve of trial in Phoenix federal court, the case settled for the second highest monetary payment in the history of Title IX sexual assault litigation (the largest settlement, in Simpson v. University of Colorado, was also obtained by the firm) plus historic statewide reforms. The Arizona Board of Regents committed to the five year appointment of a student safety czar with authority over sexual assault, harassment, and gender equity issues and proceedings on all public campuses in the state, enhancing the safety of some 123,000 students.

The case settled after Kerr and Hult obtained a precedent-setting opinion from District Judge Mary Murghia in federal court in Phoenix denying motions by the university and former ASU head football coach Dirk Koetter, and indicating severe sanctions were likely against the university for destroying key evidence in the case. The settlement drew widespread national attention, such as the ESPN story which can be found HERE, where a Harvard Law School expert called it "the turning point" for women's safety in college athletics.