Minority Corporate Counsel Association Recognizes Partner Ken Salazar

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Recognizes Partner Ken Salazar

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The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named Denver Partner Ken Salazar one if its 2018 Rainmakers, a designation that recognizes Salazar's expertise at the intersection of law and business development. Salazar is featured in the Spring 2018 Diversity & The Bar® magazine and is an honoree at MCCA's 2018 Global TEC Forum in Austin, Texas.

Salazar was selected based on the strength of his professional resume. As a member of the public sector, Salazar has represented the energy interests of Americans while serving as executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Attorney General, US Senator and Secretary of the Interior. As Secretary, Salazar helped lead US energy efforts in developing and implementing President Obama's “all of the above” energy strategy, which included overseeing the development of conventional and renewable energy resources. He also led the effort to permit more than 11,000 MW of power on public lands from solar, wind and geothermal sources (the equivalent of power from 30 regular power plants).

Today, Salazar continues to influence our energy economy through his work with some of the most significant energy companies in Colorado and across the US As a practicing attorney in WilmerHale's Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Practice, he advises major national and Colorado-based energy clients on issues they face in the environment and natural resources space.

Salazar's significant community involvement also was a factor in his selection. He has served on more than 35 boards and commissions and he has been recognized with more than 100 awards and recognitions, including the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award and Latino Leaders magazine's Most Influential Leaders, among many others.


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