WilmerHale Adds Partner Keith Trammell, Establishing Corporate Practice in its Denver Office

WilmerHale Adds Partner Keith Trammell, Establishing Corporate Practice in its Denver Office


WilmerHale announced today that corporate attorney Keith Trammell has joined the firm as a partner, expanding the firm's Corporate Practice in its Denver office. Mr. Trammell counsels public companies, private equity funds and privately held companies on capital markets and merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions.

“We are excited to make a strong introduction of our Corporate Practice in Colorado, and to strengthen our offerings to clients on a national basis through Keith's corporate expertise in a variety of industries, including natural resources, resorts and hospitality, life sciences, media and entertainment, consumer products and food and beverage,” said Susan Murley, WilmerHale's co-managing partner.

“Keith is a tremendous addition to our rapidly growing office in Denver, and his leadership on corporate issues complements our office's deep expertise in the areas of intellectual property (IP) litigation; energy, environment and natural resources (EENR); and litigation and government investigations,” said Natalie Hanlon Leh, co-partner-in-charge of the firm's Denver office. 

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Trammell was an equity partner in the Denver office of an international Am Law 100 firm, where he led the office's Consumer Products and Food and Beverage Practice and was a member of the firm's global private equity leadership team, global M&A leadership team and US public company advisory group. Over the course of his career, Mr. Trammell's work has been recognized with a number of awards, including those from Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, 5280 and Law Week Colorado. He began his career as an associate in the Denver office of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP.

“Keith's arrival bolsters the firm's Corporate Practice on a national level,” said Mick Bain, co-chair of WilmerHale's Corporate Practice. “His extensive M&A and private equity experience expands our capabilities and will help us better serve our clients in the Denver area and nationally.”

“I am thrilled to rejoin several of my former colleagues, including Andy Spielman and Tom Strickland, to help grow WilmerHale's Corporate Practice in Denver,” Mr. Trammell said. “WilmerHale has become a major presence in Denver in just a few short years, and the firm has been retained by some of the region's most prominent companies in the areas of natural resources, IP litigation, complex government and internal investigations, and strategic response and counseling. I look forward to building the same success in the region with the Corporate Practice.”

Mr. Trammell earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado Boulder (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and his JD from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law (Order of St. Ives). He serves on the board of directors at STRIVE Preparatory Charter Schools, and he has served in a variety of capacities supporting Denver nonprofit organizations, including the Denver Zoo, Denver Active 20/30 Children's Foundation, and the International and National Voluntary Service Training Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

WilmerHale's Denver Office

The Denver office of WilmerHale was founded in 2014 by former US Senator and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and today boasts renowned IP, litigation and controversy, securities, regulatory and government affairs, and transactional practices, with unique strengths in growing sectors such as energy, privacy and cybersecurity, education and technology. The office's co-partners-in-charge are Natalie Hanlon Leh, who leads the office's IP Litigation Practice, and Andy Spielman, who is chair of the firm's global EENR Practice. With the addition of Mr. Trammell, the Denver office of WilmerHale has grown from just two attorneys in 2014 to 20 attorneys in 2017. In 2017 alone, the office has benefited from significant additions such as former US Attorney John Walsh and former Interior Department Deputy Secretary Michael Connor.