The Herd: New hires and promotions for 6.6.17

Law

Tracy Lechner has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a shareholder to lead the firm’s cybersecurity and technology transactions, licensing, advanced media and privacy groups. Lechner comes to Brownstein after six years at Outfront Media. She received her law degree from Yeshiva University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Merchant & Gould has promoted Kathleen Ott to partner after nine years as an associate at the firm. Ott drafts and prosecutes technology patents and has also worked on trademark litigation. She holds a law degree from the University of Denver.

Marsha Piccone

Marsha Piccone

Marsha M. Piccone has joined RBF Law as partner. Piccone, a law graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, is a former Colorado Court of Appeals judge. She has worked in the Colorado offices of several law firms, including as a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels and Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell. RBF also named associates Kasey K. Johnson, Edgar O. Barraza, Corey J. Longhurst and Michael Tanner.

Lewis Brisbois has added eight attorneys since the start of this year, including four in the past month. Intellectual property attorneys Ian R. Walsworth and Craig M. Mueller, both previously of Sheridan Ross, are the most recent partners named to the firm in June. Walsworth and Mueller both received law degrees from the University of Denver. Other additions include Jon Olafson (of counsel: employment law and civil litigation), Brian Cooper (partner: entertainment, media and sports law), Jenna Disser (associate: corporate law), Nicholas Haynes (associate: employment and labor law), Ronald Hellbusch (partner: asbestos litigation, products liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation) and Jeffrey Kass (partner: intellectual property and technology).

Jeffrey S. Hurd is joining Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe as a director at the firm. Hurd will be leading Ireland Stapleton’s new Grand Junction office. He is a law school graduate of the University of Denver.

Jon Hammett

John Hammett

Real Estate

Savills Studley is bringing on John Hammett to lead the firm’s project management team in Denver. Hammett comes to Savills Studley from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was a senior project manager and SVP. Hammett will be joined by J.T. Hammett, also previously of Cushman & Wakefield, and Matt Hammett, who has worked as an independent contractor for real estate and energy clients.

Atlas Real Estate Group has added four new employees: Billy Connor as property manager, Sara Russell as marketing manager, and Jordan Terrell and Ryan Balentine as associate brokers. Rebekah Scott, previously Atlas’ director of business development, has also moved into a new position as associate broker.

Denver Urban Renewal Authority has named three commissioners to its board: Angela Bricmont, the chief of finance at Denver Water; Lisa Flores, Region 5 representative to Denver Public Schools and Darryl Jones, chief of real estate EVP of Denver International Airport. The three will serve five-year terms and help to steer policy at DURA.

Amy Kerchof

Amy Kerchof

Hospitality

Amy Kerchof is returning to JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek as senior sales manager after a meeting and event-planning role at Synergos AMC in Fort Collins. JW Marriott Denver is also bringing on sales manager Alexis Guinn, who comes to the Marriott from the Curtis – Doubletree by Hilton, another Sage Hospitality property.

Nonprofit

Mile High Connects has chosen Jeffrey Su to be its new executive director. Su was previously CEO of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and holds a doctorate from the University of Maine.

Denver Urban Renewal Authority has named three commissioners to its board: Angela Bricmont, the chief of finance at Denver Water; Lisa Flores, Region 5 representative to Denver Public Schools and Darryl Jones, chief of real estate EVP of Denver International Airport. The three will serve five-year terms and help to steer policy at DURA.

John Schnipkoweit

John Schnipkoweit

Technology

Choozle has hired John Schnipkoweit to be its chief technology officer. Schnipkoweit is moving to Choozle from LeapState, a consulting firm he founded in Denver last year. He is also the founder of three Cedar Rapid, Iowa companies: NextStep.io, RecBob and Ovation Networks.

Cannabis

The National Cannabis Industry Association voted in 11 new members, including four from Colorado: Jessica Billingsley with MJ Freeway, Shannon Fender with Native Roots, Kayvan Khalatbari with Denver Relief Consulting and Sean McAllister with McAllister Garfield, P.C.

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