HBC's John Clune was a featured speaker at the November 19 session of the webinar training series entitled "Everything a Lawyer Can Do for a Victim of Campus Sexual Assault" hosted by the National Crime Victim Bar Association. John's topic focused on how best to represent a victim's interest in a criminal prosecution or civil claims against the offender and how best to handle retaliation claims brought by the perpetrator.
Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC has again received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2016 Edition of the U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" after a rigorous selection and evaluation process.
HBC attorney John Clune was asked to participate in a two day roundtable meeting this week at the U.S. Department of Justice with distinguished members of the Department, the White House, the Department of Education, Universities, and other Title IX experts. The outcome of this meeting will shape the agenda in addressing campus rape for the USDOJ in the remaining 15 months of the Obama administration. Several HBC Title IX cases were noted as case examples by other members of the panel during the discussions.
HBC is very pleased to welcome Robert B. LaManna as an associate attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Rob practiced with the national firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, in California. Rob is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he founded and served as the first President of the Law and Mind Sciences Association. He was also the Vice President of the Environmental Law Society and provided legal assistance to University of Chicago Business School startup companies participating in the New Venture Challenge. Rob obtained a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College, with secondary concentrations in Physics and Economics. He also studied at Cambridge University in the Faculty of Law. He was named a Pomona College Scholar and was awarded Gold Honors upon graduation. Rob played varsity soccer at Pomona College and Cambridge University. Rob is admitted to the bar in California.
HBC attorney, Thomas Scott, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Boulder Ballet. The Boulder Ballet provides world-premiere performances to an ever growing and eager audience.
Seven HBC lawyers, Bill Meyer, Jim Carpenter, Baine Kerr, Brad Peterson, Kimberly Hult, Chris Ford and Connie Eyster, have been named "Best Lawyers in America" for 2016. Bill, Baine, Brad and Connie have been named "Best Lawyers" in their practice area for at least the last seven years. The practice areas for which the selections were made are: Bill Meyer - Commercial Litigation; Jim Carpenter - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions; Baine Kerr - Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice; Brad Peterson - Construction Litigation; Kimberly Hult - Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice; Chris Ford - Plaintiff's Personal Injury, and Connie Eyster - Trusts and Estates.
HBC partner Chris Ford was elected Chairperson of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado at the Foundation's May 2015 meeting. The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado promotes equal access to justice by raising funds to provide civil legal services for low-income people in the state of Colorado. The Foundation, which was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit organization, is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised primarily of lawyers from around the state. Chris has been involved with the statewide Foundation and has co-chaired the local Boulder Campaign for the Foundation for the past eight years.
The national Title IX practice of HBC lawyers John Clune and Baine Kerr is featured in a July 9, 2015 article in the Washington Post, "Lawyers for rape accusers of Kobe Bryant, Jameis Winston altered U.S. campus culture."
HBC partner Chris Ford ran the Virgin London Marathon on April 26, 2015, as a fundraiser for the American Institute for Cancer Research. Chris raised over $6,000 and ran in honor of a good friend who passed away from melanoma seven years ago. The American Institute for Cancer Research highlighted his run in its May 2015 newsletter. You can read more about it here.
HBC attorney Susan Boothby was a co-presenter for a recent CLE on Estate Planning During Divorce. The CLE was hosted by the Trust and Estates Section of the Colorado Bar Association.
Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC is pleased to welcome Susan L. Boothby, J.D., LL.M, of counsel to the firm as of April 1, 2015. Susan brings to HBC over 30 years of experience in complex federal gift and estate tax planning for individuals and closely-held businesses as well as trust and estate administration. She is a frequent presenter and the author of numerous articles on trust and estate topics. Susan also serves as a member of the Executive Council of the Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Four HBC lawyers, Bill Meyer (Business Litigation), Baine Kerr (Plaintiff Medical Malpractice), Brad Peterson (Construction Litigation) and Chris Ford (Personal Injury-Plaintiff) have again been voted 2015 Colorado Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters after a state-wide survey and independent review of the lawyers' credentials. This year is the 10th year that both Bill and Baine have been selected as Super Lawyers. HBC is very proud to have its lawyers recognized by their peers and to be named Colorado Super Lawyers.