Yesterday, Kathryn Starnella moderated the panel session, “From Bystander to Upstander: How to Respond to Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession”, a panel discussion on gender-based workplace harassment, gender stereotyping, and practical tools for interrupting and addressing these behaviors. Panel members included the Honorable S. Kato Crews, United States District Court Magistrate Judge, J. Ryan […]

Mark Neider moderated a virtual presentation

On February 23, 2021, Mark Neider moderated a virtual presentation sponsored by the Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool entitled “Avoiding Pitfalls Before, During, & After Construction Projects.” This first module focused on the preconstruction phase of a school construction or remodel project and the vehicles used to manage risks during that phase of the […]

Cathy Havener Greer was interviewed by Law Week Colorado

Cathy Havener Greer was interviewed by Law Week Colorado in November 2020 and discussed the challenges and opportunities facing employers in Colorado in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite changes to the litigation landscape, the firm’s employment team remains busy both defending employers in litigation and in counseling employers about the many recent updates […]

Congratulations to Mark A. Neider!

Congratulations to Mark A. Neider for his selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.  Selection is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.  Less than one-half percent of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor. Read the […]

In Department of Corrections v. Stiles, 2020 CO 90, announced on December 21, 2020, the Colorado Supreme Court clarified the standard of review applicable to an ALJ’s evaluation of a state entity’s employee disciplinary decision.  The Court’s syllabus of the decision provides: “After a certified state employee’s random urinalysis tested positive for marijuana, he was […]

The Colorado Supreme Court announced its opinion on December 21, 2020, in a long-anticipated case involving the interplay between the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), section 24-34-405, C.R.S. (2020) and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA), section 24-10-106, C.R.S. (2020) in Elder v. Williams, 2020 CO 88. The syllabus to the court’s 4-3 opinion states: “This […]

December 9, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm MST Building consulting expert Jake Mello of J.S. Held and attorney Mark Neider of Wells Anderson Race will present a two-hour* ethics seminar, which highlights: Commonalities of Famous & Infamous Ethics Failures The Top Three Tips to Help Avoid Ethical Failures A Detailed Football Analogy on Ethical […]

In its recent per curiam decision in Taylor v. Riojas, 592 U.S. ____, 208 L. Ed. 2d 164 (2020), the Supreme Court reversed a Fifth Circuit’s decision to grant qualified immunity to corrections officers who allegedly confined the plaintiff in unsanitary conditions for six days. This decision is a rare Supreme Court reversal of a […]

Mike Brooks was part of a team who obtained a defense verdict in a product-liability case involving the 3M 8710 respirator, after a three week in-person trial in Washington State. The trial team included Byron Miller of Thompson Miller & Simpson, Angela Beranek Brandt of Larson King, and Nancy M. Erfle of Gordon & Rees, LLP. […]

Kathryn Starnella on a Presentation Spree

Last week, Kathryn Starnella participated in three presentations. The topics included Title VII, religious rights, qualified immunity, and trending claims and litigation strategies. On September 24, Kathryn served as a panelist for Faculty for Federal Advocate’s presentation, “Qualified Immunity in a Post-George Floyd Era.” Her co-panelists for the presentation were Honorable Juan Villaseñor, District Court […]

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